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Author

Art Works for Change

Grades

9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, AP® / College

Subject

Visual and Performing Arts

Resource Type

  • Artwork

Regional Focus

Global

Survival Architecture and the Art of Resilience

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Synopsis
  • This exhibition features adaptable and sustainable architectural designs for the era of climate change.
  • There are four galleries based on the themes: Circular, Portable, Visionary, and Resilient.
Teaching Tips

Positives

  • This exhibition explores what our future world might look like.
  • The designs are interesting, unique, and innovative.

Additional Prerequisites

  • Scroll down to the bottom of the page to explore the four galleries called Circular, Portable, Visionary, and Resilient.
  • Students can also click "Take a 3D Tour by MCD" to view the gallery on the Museum of Craft and Design website.

Differentiation

  • Art students can choose one of the four galleries to analyze. Students can write essays or have discussions about the pieces in their gallery.
  • Social studies students can pick one design and argue for its deployment in society based on how well it will help us adapt to climate change.
  • Engineering and design students can use these designs as inspiration to create their own architectural structures that can withstand the effects of climate change.
  • The most vulnerable communities are often those most impacted by climate change. Teachers can discuss this issue of justice and how it is addressed in this exhibition.
Scientist Notes
This art piece showcases environmental sustainability with rational thinking on how to design and plan our urban spaces. It highlights environmental determinism and is recommended for teaching.
Standards
  • Science and Engineering
    • ETS1: Engineering Design
      • HS-ETS1-3 Evaluate a solution to a complex real-world problem based on prioritized criteria and trade-offs that account for a range of constraints, including cost, safety, reliability, and aesthetics, as well as possible social, cultural, and environmental impacts.
  • Visual and Performing Arts
    • Visual Arts: Standard C1 - Perceive and analyze artistic work.
      • D.C1.9-12prof.a Hypothesize ways in which art influences perception and understanding of human experiences.
      • D.C1.9-12prof.b Analyze how experiencing visual imagery affects the viewer’s understanding of the world.
    • Visual Arts: Standard D2 - Relate artistic ideas and works with societal, cultural, and historical contexts to deepen understanding.
      • D.D2.9-12adv Assess the impact of an artist or a group of artists on the beliefs, values, and behaviors of a society.
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