Tuesday, December 16, 2008

seeds for change

Sorry for the lack of posts over the weekend.  I decided to close my sketchbook and open the oven for a little holiday baking.  Just call me Suzie Homemaker :)

I also needed a little rest and relaxation after what was one of the busiest weeks ever at school. On Friday (12/12 at 12 noon) my second year studio unveiled a project they have been working on all semester: a prototype for a new bus shelter[s] in Greensboro.

photo by edgar cabrera
Through research this fall, students learned that our city has 1100 bus stops but only 64 bus shelters, leaving thousands of waiting patrons unprotected. With the concept of germination in mind, the students created this shelter, which they hope will serve as a seed for change within our community. Needless to say, I'm quite proud.
Learn more about the project and see IARc students hard at work here courtesy of News 14 as well as at our class blog : Community by Design.


Lorie said...

I hope you enjoyed your weekend baking!

Allie said...

You're a woman of many talents and now to find out you're also a community motivator!

Great work to the both of you!

no way said...

Seeing this picture makes me smile. Not only is the bus shelter a wonderful community project, your students look so happy and full of promise. I love teaching high school/college aged students. Truly a delight. It looks like you're all enjoying yourselves! Congrats!

Margaret Ann said...

I agree with No Way...There is such sparkle in their eyes...I loved seein gthat in my students as well! What a tremendous effort ! Kudoes to all!

andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

How gorgeous, a really stunning design. Great project.

Katherine Muschick Schneider said...

What a wonderful project.