In 2021 the Climate Demonstrator summer school involved students from the School of Architecture and Cities and St John the Divine Primary School in Kennington.
The brief was to design and build playground installations to demonstrate the science of buildings and their interaction with climate and biodiversity. Students worked in teams, supported by mentors from local architectural practices, presenting their design ideas to 9-10 year-olds, then building the interactive playground installations for an open afternoon, attended by school pupils, parents and London Festival of Architecture visitors.
The installations explored issues of energy generation, conservation of heat, biodiversity, global temperature rise and increased risk of flooding.
Students: Yusuf Arfaan, Polina Bouli, Lloyd Butcher, Naciimo Cali, Paul Chung, Anissa Colaco Souza, Janka Docs, Hannah Dollond, Imran Haque, Sami Kassim, Jonathan Ma, Nausheen Mahmood, Harry Mellor, Izzu Mills Lyle, Pablo Pimentel.
Project Manager: Alexandra Arad
Tutors: Michael Spooner, Julian Williams
Photography: Kareem Elshehawy