Join MODA for a guided tour designed for families of Designing Playful Cities with our Education Coordinator, Blair Banks and Design Thinking & Innovation Educator, Brigid Drozda!
We will also host a hands-on activity that the entire family can enjoy together! Recommended for children and adults.
MODA Sustaining Members: Free
Blair Banks, Education Coordinator
Blair strives to combine her studies of race and ethnicity with design in order to create programming for children that is not only relevant to their experiences, but also presents them with ideas that originate beyond their backyards. Blair crafts unique field trip experiences that support and reinforce classroom learning through hands on activities, and tours of MODA's rotating exhibitions. She also heads up MODA's Education Partnerships – a series of meaningful collaborative efforts between MODA and various schools and organizations that strive to incorporate design as a problem solving tool for addressing 21st century challenges.
Brigid Drozda, Design Thinking & Innovation Educator
Brigid holds a BA in History from UGA with a focus in Economic Culture, Aesthetics, and the Luxury Debate. Brigid also completed her Orton-Gillingham Practitioner Certification with the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators. She blends design thinking, project based learning, and other forms of learner-driven, open-ended, experiential learning to build cultures of innovation and collaboration. Brigid's students combine sketching and drafting with STEAM tools to execute designs that demonstrate critical thinking and functionality.
About Designing Playful Cities:
As our cities become more and more densely populated, we must design spaces for play into them. MODA’s upcoming exhibit, Designing Playful Cities, will take visitors through an engaging and often interactive exhibit that will present a strong case for designing play into urban environments, will encourage visitors of all ages to engage in play in their day-to-day activities, and will inspire designers and developers to create playful spaces in our cities, whether by designing proper playgrounds for children or by converting under-utilized spaces into fun and friendly places.
Curator: Janelle Miniter
Exhibition Advisor: Cynthia Gentry
Exhibition Designer: Susan Sanders