2020: Shira Barkani

Graduate of Shenkar Academy of Art and Design

Winders: Weather Observation Tools for Children

“Winders“ is a series of tools designated for children, intended for the intensive observation of nature and weather. The series is made up of three floats with three different weather vanes. Each float responds differently to the combination of buoyancy and wind, encouraging children to investigate, to observe, and to pose questions about the environment and the forces of nature operating within it.

The work process is based on various educational approaches that deem intimacy with nature necessary for healthy learning and growth. These approaches espouse the use of natural substances such as clay and wood which provoke the child’s attention and stress sensitivity and respect towards the environment and nature.

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