Thursday, October 28, 2010

Design In Action Conference in Chicago

The 2010 AAO/A+DEN Conference "Design in Action: Inspiring Solutions for People and Cities" will take place on November 15-16, 2010 in Chicago.

One of the organizers, the Association of Architecture Organizations (AAO), is a network that supports the many organizations around the world that are dedicated to interpreting architecture and the built environment to the general public. A+DEN is a hub for architecture and design education that provides connections to organizations, programs, lesson plans, resources, conferences and workshops across the country.

One of the breakout sessions at the Design in Action Conference will be Architecture Education: What Should K-12 Students Learn about Architecture? Academic standards address what students should learn in many subjects – but what about architecture? Kelly Lyons (right) from Carnegie Mellon will address the initiative to develop learning goals for architecture education. Lyons is Program Director for Architecture Explorations, the K-12 outreach program of the Carnegie Mellon School of Architecture, as well as UDream Program Coordinator. She develops and manages a collection of architecture outreach programs, reaching over 1,000 students each year.

Click on the heading above to see a video about A+DEN featuring Lynn Osmond and Jean Linsner from the Chicago Architecture Foundation and others talking about the motivation behind the formation of A+DEN as a national network.

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