Tiles Project

Dear Friends and Colleagues,


We would like to share with you the realization of an important project. This project seeks collaboration, collegiality, reciprocity and sense of belonging.

We would like to start our communication with an introduction that will help all of us to give a context to what we would like to accomplish with your support.


The town of Reggio Emilia has always been committed to quality in Education therefore its investment, in these last years, has also gone towards the effort to open the International Centre Loris Malaguzzi.


The International Centre Loris Malaguzzi represents for us, in this phase of our history, a cultural, social, political and economical investment made by the Municipality of Reggio Emilia in order to give visibility to national and international gatherings, experiences and initiatives that promote research and innovation in different fields.


The International Centre Loris Malaguzzi has become a reference point at local national international level due to the presence of:


•    Exhibition Halls with exhibitions about the history of the Reggio experience and exhibition projects done in the Municipal infant-toddler centres and preschools

•    an Auditorium that hosts initiatives at a local, national and international level for more than 400 people

•    Ateliers “Ray of light”

•    City Ateliers

•    Pause – Atelier of Tastes

•    Documentation and Research Centre

•    Reggio Children office

•    BookFoodShop

•    Caffetteria

•    Restaurant 

•    The Video Centre

•    Gianni Rodari Theatre Laboratory

•    Municipal Preschool and State Primary School 


In order to find symbolic and real strategies to support the International Centre Loris Malaguzzi activities, Reggio Children promotes a tangibile action of participation, collegiality and collaboration from individuals through “tiles”, that are located inside the area of the Loris Malaguzzi Centre as a trace of your presence.

Each tile gives visibility and contribution to the presence of individuals who wish to participate in taking responsibility for the development of the International Centre Loris Malaguzzi, its identity and the shared values expressed by the experience of the Municipal infant toddler centres and preschools of Reggio Emilia.


It seems to us a sort of continuation from “brick by brick” (Renzo Barazzoni “Brick by brick. The history of the “XXV Aprile” People’s Nursery School of Villa Cella” edited by Reggio Children), the very very beginning of the history of the Reggio Emilia Approach, that also saw its continuation with the beginning of Reggio Children, when individual citizens shared our common project and supported its birth with shares.


We invite all our International colleagues and friends to book a tile.

In order to leave a tangible sign of their  presence inside the International Centre Loris Malaguzzi that represents the history, the present and the future of the Reggio Emilia educational experience.

This sign will be a memory of their presence left inside the International Centre that will show that you belong to this meaningful project and you are willing to share its values and responsabilities.


Spaces for tiles are limited to 5.000.


The booking of the tiles would like to be seen as a declaration of intents to demonstrate that, as the history has taught us, united we can make things happen. The cost of each tile is Euro 300 (three hundred).


 If you desire to book a tile, you can contact


Loris Malaguzzi

International Centre


Via Bligny, 1/a – Reggio Emilia, Italy

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