Workshop 6: ÁNGELA UTTKE. JAS
(in English and simultaneously translated into Spanish)
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Angela Million, née Uttke, is Professor of Urban Design and Urban Development at TU Berlin – University of Technology in Berlin, Germany. Angela’s research, practice and teaching combine interests in participatory urban design and building and planning culture (Baukultur), with a special interest in cities as educational settings, children and youth. Angela began working with children and young people as co-founder of JAS Jugend Architektur Stadt e.V. and brought this experience back to academia. Since 2011 she has pursued a range of outreach activities with schools and youth groups and carried out funded research on built environment education and youth participation in spatial design and urban planning. Her most recent research explores educational landscapes, the outcomes of built environment education and the change and impact of digitalization on spatial knowledge of children.
“Outcome and Impact of built environment/architecture education” Angela Million, Ignacio Castillo Ulloa.
The workshop will be reflecting on outcomes and impact of built environment/architecture education and our role as designers, architects and planners being an educator. Considering our educational aims but also aims of children participation several questions arise, such as:
Are kids that enjoyed a built environment education more knowledgeable user of space? Are they more often engaged in participation processes? And are they more confident in discussions with experts?
Do they influence their social environment (e.g. parents, friends) based on their experience with BEE?
To what extent can a teacher in school fulfill the role of an educator in built environment/architecture education? What role do architects/planners/designers/artists have as educators in schools?
Does built environment education lead to a demand for a better environment for all? How can built environment education activities lead towards changes in social-political discussions and national policies?
Having a closer look at these questions, one may note that some ask for short and intermediate changes (outcomes), others rather look at changes in the long-run (impact). A third category asks for effects on participants, while a forth type of questions is about effects on the built environment or even the community and society at large. In the session it is about reflecting on this questions and sharing signs and hinds towards answering them or open up the mind for reflection what activities, methods, settings, etc. worked better and why....