An afternoon visit to the Loris Malaguzzi International Centre, Reggio Emilia

The hundred languages of children and the Culture of the Atelier

Creativity, like knowledge, springs from a sense of awe
Loris Malaguzzi, 1984


WHEN: Thursday, April 11 2024 
WHERE: Loris Malaguzzi International Centre, viale Ramazzini 72/a, Reggio Emilia
WHO: publishers, authors, illustrators, editors, translators, designers, agents, operators of the sector and general public 
LANGUAGE: Italian with consecutive English interpretation
INDIVIDUAL PARTICIPATION FEE: The visit is free. Light buffet aperitivo offered by Reggio Children.
A bus will be provided for the transfer from/to Bologna, departing at 3.00 pm from the BolognaFiera and returning in the evening (scheduled time 8.30/9.00 pm) to the Bologna train station, with a contribution per person of Euro 25.00

BUS STOP AT THE BCBF: It will be in front of the main fair entrance, in piazza Costituzione.



3 pm: Bus from the Bologna Fiere entrance
4 pm: Arrival at the Loris Malaguzzi International Centre.
4.15pm - 5.30 pm: Guided tour of the Exhibitions/Ateliers
One City, Many Children, A festive Thought, Mosaic of marks, words, material, The secrets of Paper, Ray of Light, Digital Landscapesthe Languages of Gears, Sensitive forms, In the Shape of Clay, Photography: the Point of View
5.30 pm - 6.30 pm: Free visit to the Bookshop  with the presentation of the 'Black and Whites' project and the Loris Malaguzzi International Centre spaces
6.30 pm: Light buffet aperitivo offered by Reggio Children on the occasion of the 30th anniversary
7.30 pm - 8 pm: Departure by bus from the Loris Malaguzzi Centre to the Bologna train station(estimated time of arrival 8.30 pm / 9.00 pm)


A visit to the Loris Malaguzzi International Centre in Reggio Emilia for publishers, authors, illustrators, editors, translators, designers, agents, sector operators and general public is organized as part of the partnership between the Bologna Children’s Book Fair and Reggio Children.

Visitors will have an insight into the creative approach to learning and the hundred languages theory that are at the basis of Reggio Emilia’s education philosophy for infants, toddlers and preschool children, a worldwide known reference point on the education scene.

The afternoon dedicated to children’s publishers will start with a visit to the exhibitions, ateliers, bookshop of the International Centre and will end with a light buffet aperitivo based on typical products and prepared by the International Centre's restaurant 'Pause - Atelier dei Tastes', a gastronomic project that is born from the experience of in the in-house kitchens of infant-toddler centres and preschools.

One of the most original features of the Reggio educational approach is to consider a vast range of expressive languages – visual, musical, pictorial, body, plastic etc. – and the aesthetic dimension as key elements of our lives through which, as members of the human species, allow us an access to learning throughout life.

The Atelier is a place that weaves together the several aspects – cognitive, emotional, expressive and rational – involved in knowledge and learning. Here, the different expressive languages, along with the aesthetic dimension, form the basis for all the projects and initiatives developed. It is an approach that arouses intense interest, curiosity and wonder from the things that surround us, as well as a collective problem-solving spirit.

Reggio Children is also an independent publishing house that produces titles based on child-learning projects and research that also include the child’s perspective, born from the experience of the infant-toddler centres and preschools of Reggio Emilia.

Reggio Children published directly and with more than sixty partner publishers in Italy and abroad, with translations into 26 languages: Italian, Albanian, Arabic, Bulgarian, Catalan, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, Traditional Chinese and Vietnamese.

This year we will be present again at the 2024 edition of the Bologna Children's Book Fair within the Italian Collective organized by the AIE in the BBPLUS section (Hall 29 - Mall 1), with a selection of titles in various languages.


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