Pop-up Schools of Architecture – kathmandu triennale


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29 Dec

  • 11:00 AM
  • Thursday
  • 29.12.2016

  • 05:00 PM
  • Tuesday
  • 03.01.2017

Pop-up Schools of Architecture


Green Tree Developers cordially invites you to join 9 cognitively creative, teenage girls in the 1st “Pop-up School of Architecture” where unique pieces of architecture will be created via a discovery by experimentation and imaginative improvisation.

A final exhibition will be held on January 3rd, 2016, partnered with Kathmandu Triennale as an "Encounter."

Visit any day from 29 December, 2016 - January 3, 2017, and witness a hunt for discarded natural and manmade materials to create architecture. Appreciation of the inherent goodness of, and to creatively imagine ways to improve built environments, will be encouraged at the Patan Durbar Square courtyard.

‘Pop-up’ takes its inspiration from three sources:

First: Finland’s innovative Arkki School of Architecture for Children and Youth – a hands-on learning organization.

Second: the ‘pop-up’ phenomena currently popular in North American and European retail sales.

Third: the scavenger architecture-as-art of Kathmandu International Art Festival 2012 artists Janice Rahn and Michael Campbell from the University of Lethbridge, Canada.

Hence, to foster environmental awareness through the creative lens of architecture, 9 cognitively creative girls ages 12-18, three of whom are mobility challenged youth from SOS Children’s Village Jorpati, three who are nominated by the SOS CV Hermann Greiner School System and three others who are selected from the Kathmandu community writ large.

Leadership by:

Architects Prabita and Pawan Shrestha (Kathmandu, Nepal), Intern Landscape Architect Anjana Pradhananga (Chilliwack, British Columbia), and Canada Shelter Strategist Stanley Britton (FRAIC, Wakefield, Québec, Canada).

Media PartnerSpaces Magazine

Host Partner: SOS Children’s Villages Nepal

Contributing Partners: Canadian Architects’ Legacy Fund, Architects and Engineers Without Borders Nepal, and iGreen Architects, Nepal.

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