Curious Class project

Curious Class was a national wide pilot project released by the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture. During the two years teaching pilot the adjective was to find new methods for multidisciplinary education through architecture in primary school. The pilot was funded by the Ministry of Education and Culture. The collaboration was established between Helsinki located Taivallahti primary school and Arkki School of Architecture for Children and Youth during the academic years 2018-2019 and 2019-2020.


I was delighted to be in charge of the big project, working as a creative agent entering the school world and environment. The unique program and teaching tasks were planned in a close collaboration with the class teachers – partly inspired by the teaching materials already developed among the teaching curriculum work of the architecture school. Four class teachers and around 60 pupils from the fourth, latter the fifth grade participated in the pilot. Occasionally another architect teacher was also joining the program.


I had an opportunity also to collect and write, as part of the project, a wide research report of the experiences, funded by the Finnish Cultural Foundation. There will be soon available the literal work as well as a documented video presenting the project.