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Ceiling as Site « Project H
"Given a great new studio and shop space, but with a generic and bland suspended tile ceiling, we challenged the students to consider the ceiling as a site for intervention. Dividing into groups based on the words: Studio H Design Build Transform, students mapped out text designs on the ceiling tiles, painted them, and reinstalled the tiles, transforming the studio space.

Objective: To develop the capacity for seeing, to develop and practice collaboration, to foster ownership through action

Best for: High school students, small groups

Concepts and Skills: Drawing, painting, concept development, typographic layout

Materials: Materials for drawing (large paper, markers, pens, pencils); spray paint and drop cloth; tape

Tools: computer and projector

Time: Minimum of one class period, can be expanded up to 3 class periods


Begin this assignment with the Text Graphics lecture. Divide into small groups (5 students or depending on word choice). With your group, determine the layout of the word and orientation and design of the letters. Carefully remove the ceiling tiles as required.

Each student chooses a letter from one of the words, and projects the letter, tracing it onto a ceiling tile. Students may choose a letter in any font (except Comic Sans, because we hate it). The letter may be of any size, may hang off the tile, but may not be a mirror image or manipulated in any way. With tape, mask off the area of the tile not to be painted and paint in the area of the letter.

Reinstall the ceiling tiles."
classideas  studioh  christinajenkins  typography  graphicdesign  sfsh 
may 2016 by robertogreco
Studio H: From Bertie to Berkeley: The next generation of Studio H
"After three years of living, teaching, and building in rural Bertie County in eastern North Carolina, Project H will be moving the headquarters of our Studio H high school design/build program to REALM Charter School in Berkeley, California this summer. This decision comes after months of deliberation, planning, and negotiation; please read on for the whole story of both our departure from Bertie and launch at REALM…"

"Four weeks before we launched the first academic year of Studio H in August 2010, political tensions between the school district’s board and administration forced our forward-thinking superintendent out of his position (and out of town)."

"After two full school years, our program remains unsupported by the school administration despite our role as full-time teachers within the school system, steadfast support from the community, and the quality of the work our students have delivered."

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northcarolina  policy  victordiaz  realmcharterschool  emilypilloton  education  politics  berkeley  2012  projecth  studioh  bertiecounty  projecthdesign 
august 2012 by robertogreco
Emily Pilloton: Teaching design for change | Video on
"Designer Emily Pilloton moved to rural Bertie County, in North Carolina, to engage in a bold experiment of design-led community transformation. She's teaching a design-build class called Studio H that engages high schoolers' minds and bodies while bringing smart design and new opportunities to the poorest county in the state."
design  ted  education  change  teaching  lcproject  schooldesign  studioh  projecthdesign  projecth  emilypilloton  northcarolina  rural  designthinking  tcsnmy  classsize  vocational  systems  systemsthinking  humanitariandesign  cv  braindrain  criticalthinking  meaning  purpose 
december 2010 by robertogreco

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