Project Pipeline Summer Camp 2021
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A DESIGN JUSTICE SUMMER CAMP FOR STUDENTS
Our mission is to empower young people to affect change in their community through design. Through using the city as the classroom, and connecting students to real-world architects, planners, and designers, we foster the next generation of design professionals, civic leaders, and change makers. We advocate for fellowship, equity, and excellence in design.
HOW WE DO IT
The camp guides students through all stages of design using thought provoking and fun exercises that keep them engaged. The design project encourages them to take into consideration broader cultural, social, and historical implications. Students investigate through drawing and model building, analyze through diagramming, and engage through site visits.
Students that participate in the camps work closely with architects and designers to create the designs they would like to see in their communities. Not only do students create designs, but they are also connected with mentors in the architecture field to help guide their interests. For many students, Project Pipeline is their first introduction to the design world. By the program’s conclusion, students present a fully realized design project that advocates for change and addresses an issue in their city.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE
Middle School and High School students in the Kansas City area (both Kansas and Missouri residents). The camp is open to students of all backgrounds, but is geared towards providing students of color with the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of architecture and design.