Designing with Children


This week we were excited to host Susanne Hofmann (die Baupiloten), Dan Morrish and Emily Charkin (Building for Families, Wilderness Wood) at our second event for dissemination of research findings. We spent this cold Winter's morning discussing their approaches to engaging children in design process, and after lunch our brave snow-defying audience got to try out the methods that Susanne, Dan and Emily use in their workshops with children. These hands-on sessions included exploring preferences for spatial atmospheres by creating dreamworld collages, and constructing a snow sledge from cardboard tubes.

For those who have missed the event, you are welcome to watch the talks and discussions at the following links:

- Rosie Parnell and Jo Birch: Introduction to the research project

- Susanne Hofmann: Atmosphere as participatory design strategy

- Emily Charkin and Dan Morrish: Involving all ages in the process of making a building

- Jo Birch: Early research findings

This full day seminar was organised in association with SSoA Children's Architecture Unit and the Centre for the Study of Childhood and Youth, welcoming a wide array of audience from several universities, architectural design practices and Sheffield City Council.

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