'Architecture and Design for Children and Youth' has been released
The Danish Network for Children and Culture (Børnekulturens Netværk) has recently published an English version of the publication 'BØRN RUM FORM' ('CHILDREN SPACES FORM'). Now also foreigners can gain an insight into the sort of work already being done around Denmark to present architecture and design to children.
The Danish way of presenting architecture and design relevant to children and young people has attracted international attention. Therefore the Danish Network for Children and Culture has decided to translate selected extracts from the discourse oriented book 'BØRN RUM FORM' - that has been in considerable demand - to English.
The English edition of 'Architecture and Design for Children and Youth' focuses primarily on contributions from trend-setting Danes. The publication contains some excellent examples of specific projects and provide concrete instruments to support the teaching of architecture and design – in kin¬dergartens, schools and in cultural institutions. Moreover, it contains articles and interviews with Danish architects, designers and professionals, that should serve as a basis for discussions and further reflections.
This is how the Minister of Culture Per Stig Møller formulates the objective of 'Architecture and Design for Children and Youth' in the foreword to the publication:
'Children and young people ought to be brought into regular daily contact with top-quality architecture and design. They ought also to have their eyes opened to fact that architecture and design is all around them. That the school they go to could have been designed by an architect, the cutlery they eat with at home created by a designer.'