Nelson Mandela school and Tablecloths
School of "Maple syrup cult" by Nelson Mandela students Berlin.
The first workshop in Nelson Mandela school provided so many materials, that I am going to use it for the next edition of the “School” book.
Students were planning their own version of the future school together using the tablecloths learning materials.
They started with a utopian vision, but then, pretty quickly it turned out to be a dystopia.
Kids in the Maple syrup school, in fact, were prisoners.
Once in school, they grew old and died in it.
There was even a graveyard on the school grounds.
The regular school subjects in the Maple syrup cult school are replaced by “special”:
– marketing of maple syrup instead of mathematics
– production of maple syrup instead of scientific disciplines
– in the afternoon they work collecting actual maple syrup
– and the rest of the time they would be engaged in sales of maple syrup
The school is senseless and merciless!
Kids who for whatever reason become the students of this school were then forced to work from morning until evening from the beginning of their lives and to the end of it.
But the production and distribution of Maple Syrup rise constantly.
However, the drawing of the children’s plan looks amazing.
Who would have guessed that such horrors were told there?
the kids are participants of the HKW program Schools of the future.
Anastasia Khoroshilova as part of the project “Anthropology for All” and the exhibition “Where the Motherland begins?”
Portraits of members of the community of Russian Germans resettled by photographer Anastasia Khoroshilova as part of the project "Anthropology for All" and the exhibition "Where the Motherland begins?"
A4kids “What is Nation” in Reykjavík’s central library
Come check out the exhibition that showcases the results of a workshop for kids 9-12 years old held earlier this summer. The kids looked at the term nation and used their own imagination and critical thinking to express their thoughts and create their own utopian society.
How I integrated the kids’ input
At the beginning of work on the A4kid book, we organise workshops for kids, in which they draw, comment and make notes in a first version of the book. An essential part of the A4Kids project is kid's works, that will became part of the next version of the book for future readers'
A workshop and conversation based on the book What is the City from the A4 teens series.
These sessions are a game and an experiment.
Participants in the workshop, based on the book "The City of the Future," will be divided into two groups. Each group will receive a large piece of paper, a giant tablecloth.