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Atelier

Reggio Children Ateliers

Ateliers are environments promoting knowledge and creativity, suggesting questions and generating evocations; they are beauty that produces knowledge and vice-versa, the places where “the hundred languages” are enacted. From the municipal infant-toddler centres and preschools of Reggio Emilia where they were born and continue to be an integral part of the overall educational project, Ateliers have expanded out to also include the age of adults. 

"The irruption of the atelier and the atelierista intentionally disturbed the old model of schools for young children, which had already been distanced by the simultaneous presence of two teachers in each class, the collegial nature of the work and family participation through social management. Hence the genesis of the atelier was coincidental with the genesis of a new educational project - systemic, secular, modern."
Loris Malaguzzi

 

An atelier and atelierista have been present in each municipal preschool since the end of the 1970s; they are an integral part of the Reggio Emilia Approach, in continuous dialogue with the other spaces and professional profiles in the schools.

The culture of the atelier gives identity and shape to the educational project of Reggio Emilia, and to the philosophy of the 100 languages.  

The Loris Malaguzzi International Centre offers them in the form of City Ateliers, open to schools, families, children and adults, and they travel Italy and the world in the form of “Travelling Ateliers”, paired with their exhibitions, and conveying the philosophy of the 100 languages to the world.

 

 

Atelier Reggio Emilia Travelling

The Ray of Light Atelier is a place of research and experimentation where light in its different forms is inve...

The Digital Landscapes atelier invites us to explore an environment with analogical and digital tools and mate...

The Secrets of Paper Atelier investigates the qualities of a commonplace material to discover its anatomy, its...

In the Shape of Clay atelier is an invitation to experiment with clay, a material that is soft, fresh, generou...

The Mosaic of Marks, Words and Materials Atelier is an invitation to try out and experiment with mark-making t...

The Points of View atelier is an invitation to experiment with and try out the language of photography in a dy...

Visiting and trying out Ateliers

Find out all the ways to visit and experience ateliers at the Loris Malaguzzi International Centre