This special studies will enable students from four disciplines
(studio art, education and child study, engineering and landscape studies) to collaborate
in the formal design process to benefit the new playgrounds at Fort Hill. Through
charrettes and reviews, small groups will work together to design a climbing structure
for toddlers; a water feature for infants to preschoolers; and storyboards illustrating
and describing the rich history of the site, from Native American fort to silk cocoonery
to Lyman family estate.
will research the rich history of the site, do precedent analysis, learn safety regulations,
learn about the development of the young child, and understand the pedagogical implications
of the designs.
Opportunity for guest lectures given by the participating faculty
and visiting professionals. Lectures will include the evolution of playground design
by Nina Antonetti and Linda Jones on materials and possibly on the structural analysis (loads,
etc.) of the playground structures.
Space of Repose
Project LSS 180