Schools and teachers

We welcome school groups to Le Corbusier - The Art of Architecture and have developed resource packs to assist teachers with suggested curriculum related ideas for Key stages 1, 2 and 3.

The Teachers notes (developed in partnership by Places Matter! and Barbican Education) are inspired by the exhibition, providing ideas for related work for students and address the following questions:

  • Why was Le Corbusier so important?
  • How can he inspire school pupils today?
  • Was he a hero or a villain?
  • How did his ideas change the world?
  • What were the design ideas he proposed?
  • How did his design philosophy evolve?
  • In what ways are these relevant to our understanding the design of the built environment today?

The Full pack provides a more in-depth outline through a Q & A format for teachers to relate the life and work of Le Corbusier in a cross-curricular exploration of architecture.

Teachers' Resources and Family Activity Sheets are written to guide teachers and families to get to know the work of Le Corbusier and animate the wonderful world of this architect, designer, artist and all-round creator.

To download these, and for further information, visit the Barbican website.