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The fable of the north wind and the sun

Why the talk is inspiring?

The talk reflects latest thinking on education within an environment of global austerity. In this context, the speaker draws on 25 years working as an education architect, presenting a varied and inspired selection of model projects which, research has shown, prepare our future citizens.  Increasingly, the early years provision is viewed as a valuable contribution to the well being of society, teaching children to adapt to an ever more competitive world.

The conversation is arranged in collaboration with VGTU Faculty of Architecture.

The talk is held on TUESDAY, 8.00 p.m. at the National Art Gallery (NDG), Konstitucijos av. 22, Vilnius.

Entrance is free of charge.



Mark Dudek

How the speaker is exceptional?

Mark Dudek is acknowledged as a leading international practitioner and consultant in the design of educational environments. Over the past 20 years he has published  numerous landmark books on early years architecture, school buildings and children’s urban architecture, including the comprehensive ‘Schools and Kindergartens: a Design Manual’, (Birkhauser) printed in five languages. He has spoken as key note speaker at over 150 international conferences, including delivering to government organisations throughout the world.  He has designed and built over 30 schools and kindergartens including recent commissions in Cyprus for the UK Ministry of Defence and in Asia for the Aga Khan Foundation.


Schools and Kindergartens: A Design Manual

Mark Dudek

Why the book is worth reading?

A comprehensive, fully illustrated summary of why architecture for education environments matters. This book helps architects to grasp the underlying educational theories and how they can be realized in built form, so that the building fulfils its role as a 3-dimensional curriculum plan. It presents over 80 international case studies.