atelier de dommel - Open classroom as an organic performance space
Interview with teacher Uke Draisma and Education advisor Harry Gankema from KPC Groep.
An in-between classroom that runs like an atelier, children (age 5-12) from different schools go there and have occasional classes, other cultural events can be hold for families or children groups during weekends/holidays.
Its skeleton-like structure allows changes, the facade / space is therefore always displayed with children’s work. And because it's open, the learning experience becomes visible for the outside, a classroom as an organic performance space.
Atelier de Dommel is a concept-classroom that can actually be located anywhere, with surrounding nature as the important source for its programme, it is to be surrounded by farms / fields / infrastruture of the water board / natural museums / forrest / primary schools and have a reasonable distance to the dike (bank) so that people can sit along the side and enjoy the "living" facade created by children.