This project was originally created for KinderKünsteZentrum Berlin and consisted of 12 consecutive meetings with a group of children between 4 and 5 years old. In this project children create, experiment with, design, inhabit, and transform experiences of space (small and large scale) as an expression of their individual and collective imagination, and as a way to empower children to create their own environments in accordance to what they like, where they feel well. Along the course of this workshop series children create imaginary worlds from different types of paper, cardboard, colours: they are making sculpture, building structures, personal spaces, houses, animals’ homes, and collective environments. On the way they learn to build with different materials, work collaboratively, find out about the history of cave painting, imagine how the ancient humans saw the world; and we combine it all with movement, painting, drawing, storytelling, and interactive multimedia experiences. An exhibition of the work we did with children will be open for visitors at the KinderKünsteZentrum between 15th feb and 28th may 2017.
This project was born in collaboration with Kirstin Broussard (Arts educator, MoMa NYC), and Alessandro Maggioni (Creative director, Badaboom Berlin)