The Languages of Gears

The Languages of Gears Atelier investigates the phenomena of mechanics, the motion of bodies and the many laws of physics that govern them.

The project was born through collaboration between Reggio Children and Comer Industries.

Assembling and dismantling, mounting and measuring, meeting different materials: the Atelier of Gears creates dialogue between the two apparently different universes of education and industry, meeting here to create a complex interdisciplinary journey that brings together the competences of Comer Industries engineers and the experience of Reggio Children.


Constructing creative action that moves forward through hypotheses, a 'practice' of imagination and intelligence in which strategies and processes are actuated and made visible. This is the capacity to experiment by connecting action with thinking, and combining known concepts in new ways.


In this place adults and children dialogue with artefacts capable of revealing their own beauty, and perceive the laws of physics underlying the creative processes that have generated them.

An atelier for discovering how mechanics works - from the inside.


The Loris Malaguzzi International Centre

The Centre is open to all, as a place of meeting and discussion for people who wish to innovate education and culture, in Reggio Emilia, Italy and the world. It is a genuine manifesto of the Reggio Emilia Approach® with events, exhibitions on  educational projects, ateliers, a bookshop and a centre for educational documentation and research.


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