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LEARNING SPACES
FOR AGASTYA

2019 | Space Design | 2.5 Weeks | Team of 3

Agastya International Foundation is a transformative educational organisation, actively spreading hands-on learning to poor rural and urban children and teachers in India since 1999. We were taken around their campus in Kuppam and shown the different learning centres. After some discussions and brainstorming sessions, we divided ourselves into groups of 3-4 and begin working. My team worked on the Physics Lab. 

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When we first saw the Physics Lab it was a very disorganised, uninviting place for the students. There were no visuals, and all the models and apparatus were haphazardly arranged on random tables. The students did not have proper tables to conduct experiments on, and the room did not have proper storage facilities for the equipment either.

WHAT WE DID
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HOW WE DID IT

To try and solve some of these issues, we tried to make the room a more inviting space for the students. To achieve this, we thought that adding interesting visuals on the walls would help. Since this was the Physics Lab, we decided to put illustrations of different physicists on the wall. To solve the problem of the display, we decided to mount shelves up on the wall to hold the models.

Instead of having flat visuals on the wall, we thought it would be more interesting if the shelves mounted on the wall for the models were being 'held up' by the physicists. We simultaneously started to reorganise the space and arranged all the apparatus and equipment on the existing metal racks. 

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FINAL OUTCOME
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Devansh Khajanchi

Khushboo Mehrotra

Sunaina Desai