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Guest Lecture on “Children Friendly Built Environments”

PiCA’s Archilogics Webinar Series 2021-22 presented its next guest lecture on “Children friendly built environments” by Designer Aditi Agrawal. She talked about how children friendly playgrounds are designed considering the children’s safety and their creative and experimental attitude. The session began with the introduction to speaker by Prof. Tejashree Lakras.

Subject
Session
Year
Semester
Date
Faculty

Architectural Design
2021-22
2nd
3rd
22nd September, 2021
Subject coordinator : Tejashree Lakras
Guest lecturer: Architect Aditi Agrawal

Aditi began the session by interacting with students on the concept of “Play” from their childhood memories. This dialogue helped students generate more interest in understanding children’s age group as a very special and unique age group of the society and hence requiring the friendly built environments. The speaker went on specifying the different parameters of design that her firm takes into consideration while designing the playgrounds like site context, psychology of users, social inclusions, interactive activities, innovation and creativity, safety etc. With the help of a few projects from the studio, the speaker talked about elements of design which motivates children to learn and play healthily and stay connected with natural surroundings, adults around and their peers too. The session also included the importance of ergonomics of this age group while designing the spaces for them and finally concluded with question answer period with students.

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