2016 Architecture Family Pack: Loose Parts Kit
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2016 Architecture Family Pack: Loose Parts Kit

'In any environment, both the degree of inventiveness and creativity, and the possibility of discovery, are directly proportional to the number and kind of variables in it' * Read more

Artist Anna Lucas created a kit of parts for families to use to explore the 2016 Pavilion, Summer Houses and surrounding landscape.

Loose Parts Kit was inspired by architect Simon Nicholson’s Theory of Loose Parts. Nicholson argues that children have been cheated out of creativity by static adult-designed environments. He states that all children are creative and are empowered when given access to materials that can be picked up, rearranged, combined and transformed.  

Watch our specially commissioned silent film by Anna Lucas which shows the kit of parts in action.

Design by Cameron Leadbetter.

* Simon Nicholson, The Theory of Loose Parts: an important principle for design methodology, 1972

The Serpentine Galleries have signed up to the Family Arts Standards. We welcome families and to help you enjoy your experience we are committed to ensuring we meet these Standards. More information for visiting the Serpentine Galleries with your Family

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Anna Lucas

Wednesday, 20th July 2016

Anna Lucas

Anna Lucas

2016
Architecture Family Pack: Loose Parts Kit
Anna Lucas. Design by Cameron Leadbetter.

Anna Lucas

Anna Lucas

2016
Architecture Family Pack: Loose Parts Kit
Anna Lucas. Design by Cameron Leadbetter.

Anna Lucas

Anna Lucas

2016
Architecture Family Pack: Loose Parts Kit
Still from Anna Lucas, Loose Parts, 2016

Anna Lucas

Anna Lucas

2016
Architecture Family Pack: Loose Parts Kit
Anna Lucas. Design by Cameron Leadbetter.

Anna Lucas

Anna Lucas

2016
Architecture Family Pack: Loose Parts Kit
Anna Lucas. Design by Cameron Leadbetter.

Anna Lucas

Anna Lucas

2016
Architecture Family Pack: Loose Parts Kit
Anna Lucas. Design by Cameron Leadbetter.

Anna Lucas

Anna Lucas

2016
Architecture Family Pack: Loose Parts Kit
Still from Anna Lucas, Loose Parts, 2016