Emily Pilloton of Girl’s Garage discusses the process into planning some of the amazing projects she co-authors with her students.
EMILY PILLOTON: This is the dollar million question. We go in with a plan, but the plan has some gaps. And so we know we’re going to spend the fall semester designing, and we’re going to spend the spring semester building.
We have some ideas as to what students might say they want to build, and we know that because we know our students. So we’ve yet to be totally shocked, like we want to build up spaceship. I think we can anticipate what those archetypes might be.
And I think the plan has more to do with the journey we want to take them on and the skills that we know we can give them. So whether it’s a house, or a green house, or a farmer’s market, there’s a set of skills that, pretty much across all of those, is uniform. So while we may not know what. We definitely know how and, hopefully, also the why.