The students have settled in and learned abut the material they will be handling. Now it is time to design. The students were tasked with thinking in different ways to design earth bricks based off different topics that were given. This is the start to a very interesting project.
The students arrived at Les Grand Ateliers the next morning and were given a series of stretching exercises and a fun activity to get ready for the day.
More tests were done by the students to fully understand the properties of the “earth” they would be working with throughout the week.
After the tests were done, the students and professors gathered around to discuss their findings.
After the morning of tests, the students returned in the evening to start designing their uniquely designed earth bricks using different ways of thinking and communicating.
After careful design, the students were tasked with creating a wooden mold to start making their bricks. In order to create the mold, select students were able to use the onsite wood shop, but only after attending a tutorial on how to properly use the machinery.
You have to see what the students did the following day at this link: https://designparis.lsu.edu/les-grands-ateliers-day-3/