Participents will learn about geometric three-dimensional solids (known as Platonic solids) and the structural relationships they generate through a process of making and building in different materials. The workshops will show participants how these solid shapes play a key role in our collective understanding the order of nature, and how they have been used in the traditional building crafts.
The session will end with students building a large dome from bamboo sticks. In this process students will explore theories of triangulation and structure, using them to create the frame of a shelter that uses the minimal number of components, but which is strong, durable and elegant. This will form the basis of an object that will be decorated and displayed for public view.
Facilitators: William Riding, Isra Butt