26 Jun '15, 4pm

Vertical School Gardens - Educational Successes in Barcelona, Marc Grañén, Landscape Artist & Creator of PhytoKinetic

Here, in the schools of Barcelona, we find ourselves in front of an unbeatable combination of factors because vegetation awakens an innate attraction within us, strongly intertwined with the natural curiosity and interest of youngsters. Spurred by encouraging staff, the children want to know more of everything, experience new sensations, and are open to knowledge and perceptions never before dreamed. Children are shrewd and daring, thirsty for knowledge, and want to know the reasons behind situations and phenomena, resulting in the kinetics that we ourselves imprint onto their lives. Knowledge captivates us and pushes us towards an expansion increasingly interdisciplinary and increasingly multisensory. From these educational centres we work with intensity and hope for schools that open to their surroundings, taking themselves as dynamic learning spaces while rooted in thei...

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