Children’s perspective

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“Children’s perspective – city planning and architecture for children and with children” is the translation of the original study “Kinder_Sichten – Städtebau und Architektur für und mit Kindern und Jugendlichen” by the editor groups Reicher The authors and editors of the study are Finnish, German, Dutch and British  experts – architects, pedagogues, researchers, museologists – well known about their built environment programs and projects.

In the first part of the book international built environment education programs are discussed. The book shows: methods from various nature ranging from formal to informal; programs initiated by various stakeholders from the architect chamber to museum pedagogical programs organized by museums; and projects from various scale from local to international.

In the second part of the book design oriented projects focusing on children and youth involvement are to be found. The provided examples show interventions that reconsider public spaces of residential areas, open spaces of public schools, or community spaces of settlement districts.

The third part of the book is a collection of methods used in the introduced projects. It gives practical advice how to use the methods with various age groups and in different contexts. Many of the methods could be implemented in formal and informal education programs  in Hungarian context as well.

Supporters: Goethe Institute, National Cultural Fund

More information about the book can be found here.