Culture by doing: Young people and the shaping of public space
Connecting school subjects
with the real life and the local community
Architect - Educator
Students from 1st
Junior High School of Rhodes
and their proposals for public space
Students (13-14) of the 1st Junior High School of Rhodes, were assigned to
suggest their best ideas for the development and shaping of the public space of
The place of intervention was the under construction recreational zone of Rhodes
Students were asked to submit proposals of shaping the space
Students visited the site and they examined the uses of public space for
purposes of play, welcoming place, street work, consumerism, and for art-related
information about the rich
local history and the port
•After they investigated the character of the place, they
brainstormed to find a lot of ideas for the development
of the tourist port.
•The class chose the criteria for the proposals.
• Due to the historical dimensions of urban spaces,
students focused on the local identity as the main
criterion for the intervention in the public space.
Students decided to select the:
of the public