Torriano Primary School in London participated in a workshop with artists Albert Potrony and Noa Haim who invited them to make their own model of the new Switch House building and create a collective paper sculpture. The group of year 4 children put their dexterity and spatial perception to the test through constructing a 3-D model out of die-cut paper sheets. Designed by Noa Haim of Paper Aesthetic Collective in Rotterdam, the idea behind this hands-on exercise is to communicate complex systems in a playful manner through tactile experience in space.
Using the trial and error method, the children were encouraged to think creatively and overcome failures and challenges.
What the group of school children achieved formed the basis of a larger collective sculpture that the public were invited to add to during the New Tate Modern launch programme and will continue to grow as part of Tate Exchange.