Although we did not come close to achieving those impossible ideals, still the atelier has always repaid us. It has, as desired, proved to be subversive – generating complexity and new tools of thought. It has allowed rich combinations and creative possibilities among the different (symbolic) languages of children. (The Hundred Languages of Children).

Loris Malaguzzi



Since the late ‘60s in the municipal preschools of Reggio Emilia, each school has a space called the atelier and the figure of the atelierista, a “teacher” with an arts background. In this way, the expressive and poetic languages became part of the process by which knowledge is built.


The Atelier thus becomes the place of research, invention, and empathy, expressed by means of “100 languages”, which extend beyond childhood to include adulthood up to advanced age.


The ateliers are constructed in partnership with other professionals of various competencies (architects, pedagogistas, physicists, engineers, biologists, dancers, musicians, physicians, and so on).


Atelier news

Study group spring 2016

It is available online the study group calendar spring 2016

Children at the Centre
proposals in dialogue with Expo Milan 2015

From June to October: one week-end/month with meetings, atelier, food at the Loris Malaguzzi International Centre. See the program for the month of October

Atelier: an experience of listening

Alongside the Exhibition Faded Beauties, displayed at Loris Malaguzzi International Centre, there will be an atelier space, conceived as another point of view for visitors to listen to the artworks displayed.

Ray of Light Atelier

A place for research and experimentation with light in its various forms, located at the Loris Malaguzzi International Centre

City Ateliers
Urban Ateliers

Ateliers placing the central focus on the approach to knowledge-building that characterizes the educational experience of the infant-toddler centers and preschools of the city of Reggio Emilia, cultivated since the inception over 50 years ago, where the primary attention is given to creative thinking and the quality of the process.

From Wave to Wave

In the town of Ligonchio (province of Reggio Emilia), inside the historic ENEL power plant, dedicated to experimentation on water and energy

Pause – Atelier of Tastes

An innovative food-wine project. A place inside the Loris Malaguzzi International Centre to eat, purchase, learn, socialize, experiment


A cultural project that also represents a new, optimistic and proactive way to live ecology and to "build change"


Reggionarra offers an encounter with imagination and wonder to all those who love being captivated by the magic of fables and stories.

Reggio Children S.r.l.
Via Bligny, 1/a 42100 Reggio Emilia
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