Light and Sight
Dharohar is a non-for-profit organisation based in Udaipur. They engage with children to create learning experiences that in build the mindset of lifelong learning.
I designed the thematic learning space, called Third Space Mini for the theme, Light and Sight. The theme was set for 3 months where children of age group 7-14 engaged with the final four learning tool outcomes.
Role: Research, Facilitation, Strategy and narrative making, Design-iterate-build the thematic learning space.
Learning Spaces Design
January - July 2019
- Link to the short note on the theme
- Link to the production document
- Link to the volunteer training handbook
Post on process is in progress
The project started with me trying to understand how I learn. It broadened towards the end as how do I leverage my skills and strengths to contribute best to any project.
The final learning centre consisted of four regions, each dedicated to one aspect about the theme.
A toy-crate station that hosts animation toys for children to draw on and explore. The toys range from simple 2 frames to 18 framed zoetrope.
Children to install their own make-shift goggles with filters or wear animal goggles that affect their regular vision and try out the challenging re-playable tasks. The tasks are incorporated with prompt questions asked by volunteers to sensitize children towards the properties of their eyes and others, as well.
A self inquiry based learning space that hosts fun activities for children and volunteers to do and learn from through questions. Activity example: DIY hologram, find height of the wall without measurement, etc. The space is set up in a way that it can be used beyond one theme by changing activities based on the theme.
A set of three platforms prepared with exploration tools and objects for children to play with and explore light endlessly through colours, shadows, stories and materials. Task cards with questions were created for children and adults to try out individually or in groups.