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

Winter holidays

The Loris Malaguzzi International Centre and Pause – Atelier of tastes will be closed from the 22nd of December to the 6th of January. We will open again on the 7th of January.

Closing time November 1-4

The Loris Malaguzzi International Centre and Pause – Atelier of Tastes will be closed from November 1st to November 4th. They will be open again on November 5th.

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


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.

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