On a sunny spring Saturday morning, while the rest of the world people was busy either caucusing or getting ready for Easter, a bunch of bright-eyed youth, including those from the Seattle Art Museum Design Your 'Hood program, grouped together at the CfAD space. They were challenged to rethink and build models of their ideas of what gardens in a dense residential environment meant for them for the Seattle Architecture Foundation Teen Workshop on "Urban Gardens".
Mira and Will who have been long time volunteers for the Seattle Architecture Foundation, helped organize and host this workshop on Urban Gardens. Grace presented a short slideshow with examples of different types of gardens, including urban farms to spark some ideas and the students broke up into 4 teams. Using CHUC as their blank canvas, elaborate designs came to life during this 4-hour workshop.
Here's a round-up of the designs:
Rayna, from Design Your 'Hood also wrote a post about the workshop. Click here to read about her perspective of the workshop, and find out more about their incredible work with these teens!
A special thanks to:
Minh, youth program coordinator at SAF, for helping with the organization.
Davira and Kavita, SAF volunteers, for the extra helping hands.
Gwen and Rayna, Design Your 'Hood leaders, for bringing these fantastic teens to the workshop!