Architecture in the Pacific Islands

Presented by

Catharine Wadsworth*

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This hands-on workshop introduces the customs and traditions of Fijian architecture. Educational components include examining how climate and environmental resources play a big role in thatch house design. Weaving is an integral part of thatch house construction. Students will be introduced to basic weaving by creating their own “woven” fish, a craft that is taught to every Fijian child to learn this important skill.

Workshop Details

Region/Culture

Fiji

Subject(s)

Geography, Science, Architecture

Participants

25 max

Standard Length

45 min

Room Setup

Chair and table for art demonstration located where students can gather around to watch.

Supplies/Equipment Needed:

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