Looking for unusually creative summer projects for the young people in your life? The good folks at the Studio for Urban Projects have developed “A Curious Summer” – a series of weekly programs designed to inspire the creativity of young minds, ages four and up. From the Curious Summer website:
“A Curious Summer is a series of one-of-a-kind workshops driven by the curiosity of your child. We aim to induce wonder and spark enthusiasm for the everyday world around us. We consider play, the mysterious work of the child, to be an advanced and sophisticated endeavor, profoundly central to a child’s individual development and theories about the world. A Curious Summer workshops encourage discovery through free play, tinkering, and imagination.”
Each week for seven weeks, the Studio will undertake a unique thematic project – from stitching fabric to building improvised shelters, from making meals to exploring labyrinths. At the end of each week, the kids will share their experience with family and friends in a reception that showcases their discoveries.
And for grownups, the Studio hosts a range of classes, lectures, events and meals that explore contemporary cultural practices related to ecology, urbanism, food systems and the built environment.