New European Bauhaus is an open call for ideas of a better environment from all EU citizens in 2021.
Arkki International joins the call with an initiative to enable children´s voices to be heard in this project across Europe. Arkki´s project invites children to ideate innovative solutions for beautiful, sustainable, and inclusive living in the future.
The project is conducted in collaboration with Arkki Finland and Arkki partners in Europe. During the spring of 2021 children between ages 4 to 14, have envisioned and continue to imagine future cities, environments, and buildings. The methodologies used are design thinking processes with an emphasis on experimenting, drawing, and model-building.
The project is led by Arkki International’s headteacher Mr Jere Keskinen through on-site, online, and hybrid sessions together with Arkki´s professional architect teachers in different countries, in 6 languages. In Finland, the project was facilitated by 9 Arkki Finland pedagogues extending across 1000 hours. By May 360 children have participated from Finland, Greece, Czech Republic and Turkey.
Children and youth of different ages have come up with innovative ideas, solutions, and prototypes around new technologies, sustainability, nature, integration, renovations, and recycling. Among the ideas were e.g. green, living, or robot buildings, new energy sources, the invention of the fifth dimension, new lighting solutions, or bubble cities.
New ideas continue to appear in this gallery until August 2021. Please enjoy!