The Importance of Mentorship in Architecture

July 21, 2020 |

Flansburgh designer, Christina, mentors’ high schoolers interested in architecture. Christina, a graduate of RISD, now teaches advanced summer classes for High School students at the university. This summer, the students are focusing on reflecting cultural shifts and inspiring changes to come. They will learn how to apply art and design methodologies to create active solutions to real crises people face. As a designer, Christina encourages her students to experiment and create a vision for a better world. Working with a series of prompts, the program challenges students though exploration to develop buildings that reflect current issues and their imagined futures. Christina has always been outspoken about the importance of accessibility and mentorship in architecture. The primary goal of the program is to provide experimental learning that allows students to pursue art and design in depth.

Check back at the end of the summer to see what the class created.