Analyzing and developing new places of learning in the department of Science and Technology at Nantes University
Between November 2017 and February 2018, 3rd year students in BDes Interior Design worked on a project in partnership with Nantes University’s department of Science and Technology. It was a chance for them to identify new ways of learning, new places and new uses. The students therefore identified spaces which could be used as new learning areas (halls, in between spaces, etc.) and then, based on the study of student and staff needs at Nantes University, came up with several concepts. The spatial design had to take into account the time spent by students in this area (breaks between lessons, etc.) The ergonomics of the furniture, the acoustics of the place and its orientation were also important factors to take into account, as well as issues of maintenance (cleaning the premises), security (evacuation regulations), logistics (certain spaces may be occupied by various events or protests? during the year).
Exhibition launch: Tuesday 27 March at 5.30pm
As part of the cycle of “Pedagogical Tuesdays” organized by Claire Flandrin (Dean, department of Science and Technology), a presentation of the student projects on new places of learning will take place in the department of Science and Technology at l’Université de Nantes on Tuesday 27 March at 5.30pm. Each team of students will present their project in 3 minutes with the help of a PDF. Students and staff will then vote for their favorite projects.
The launch party will conclude with a cocktail to inaugurate the exhibition (lecture halls D and E, 2 chemin de la Houssinière in Nantes).
The exhibition will be open to the general public in lecture halls D and E of the Science and Technology department between 27 March and 10 April 2018.