Eco-Cubby: Teaching children sustainable design

By ABC By Design

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The trend we're looking at today is to do with the increasing awareness of sustainable housing. And while that might appear to be a concern among grown men and women, an educational initiative in Victoria is promoting an awareness of the issue among children as young as kindergarten. Eco-Cubby is a workshop program for children that places architects and designers in schools to promote the concept of sustainable design.


Guest:
Kelly Boucher - Eco-Cubby Project Coordinator

22 June 2011

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ABC Radio National’s By Design is a program about how we shape our world - a vibrant show about people and the things that surround us.
From the cities and buildings we live in to the cars we drive and clothes we wear, the program deals with architecture and material culture, the politics of the built environment and design - all through the prism of our daily lives.
 
It explains how, through the creative process, human ideas take on tangible form and designers reinvent the world to keep pace with its changing needs and desires, lifting the quality of our lives.
 
The program explores how design -- the way things look, feel and function -- reflects social change; what the decisions we make as consumers of architecture and everyday objects tell us about who we are.

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