Is Sweden’s Classroom-Free School the Future of Learning?
Sweden’s Vittra Telefonplan says goodbye to the “conventional classroom” and focuses on creative design. This means in place of desks, there are “sitting islands,” and students can collaborate with peers in “the village”—a tiny house for group work.
“Philippe Petit’s 1974 high-wire walk between the Twin Towers always had something of the miraculous. Five years after 9/11, it seemed like a fitting way to represent the strength of the human spirit, even when faced with tragedies.”
- Art Editor Françoise Mouly on “Soaring Spirit,” by John Mavroudis and Owen Smith, Sept. 11, 2006