PRP’s Solid/Void Creations returns for a second year of fun, mess and learning at this year’s Archikids Festival

By PRP – 21 July 2015

For those of you wondering how to entertain your children this Saturday, we have the perfect suggestion. Between 10am and 4:30pm a group of PRP volunteers will be hosting an event in Finsbury Avenue Square as part of this year’s Archikids Festival. Initiated two years ago by Open City, this free festival introduces children to the fundamentals of architecture through fun, engaging activities.

Our activity, entitled Solid/Void Creations, is designed to engage children with the architecture of the city, seen as both the buildings -the solids, and the spaces between – the voids. The positive/negative relationship between the two will be introduced to the kids through pin press toys, board games and examples of well-known spaces around London. Children will then be designing their own miniature city and will add it to a collective sculpture at the end.

This is the second year that PRP has been involved in this event. Last year’s was very successful, with children and parents alike all having a fantastic time and frankly, we really enjoyed it and we’re looking forward to getting messy with alginate again!