Architecture in the Pacific Islands

Explore how climate influences the architecture of Fiji and the Pacific Islands with CultureALL Ambassador Catharine Wadsworth.

Workshop Description

This hands-on workshop introduces the customs and traditions of Fijian architecture. Educational components include examining how climate and environmental resources play a big role in thatch house design. Weaving is an integral part of thatch house construction. Students will be introduced to basic weaving by creating their own “woven” fish, a craft that is taught to every Fijian child to learn this important skill.

Workshop Details:

Ambassador Cathy Wadsworth
Region/Culture Oceania - Fiji
Subject(s) Geography, Science, Architecture
Participants 25 max
Standard Length 45 min