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Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Whiteboard Industrial Location

Categories: s1 and s2, Industry














Used the whiteboard to put up some images of industry today-we used an old picture of Govan Shipyards, Port Talbot steelworks in Wales, HSBC bank in Canary Wharf and the West of Scotland Science Park. This followed on from our group activities, where we had a general list of factors industries would consider when looking for a site. The exercise was helpful for reaffirming types of industry and location factors, but also different types of industrial environment. I might try to put a google tour of some of the industrial locations in too.
Have asked s1 (with some trepidation!) to bring in rubbish, cardboard, plastic and so on for our favela dump, from which our groups are going to build a favela dwelling. I know this is not a new idea, but the first time I have tried it. If it is successful, I am going to photograph some of the attempts and stick them here. Maybe a before and after the rain/wind test....Hopefully this exercise will help students understand some of the difficulties in everyday life for the favela dweller. Brazil quiz and rainforest work for s2 tomorrow.

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