Preparation for the exhibition based on the on-line classes with migrants kids
Anthropology for kids books are invented to ask questions, build a dialogue and talk to children on equal terms. The answers described and illustrated in the books, collected from experts or other children, are like a set of vignettes, a collection of facts that do not try to present themselves as truth in the last instance.
This is a working material from which a child can create his or her own book, make a research based on it and come up with his or her personal opinion on what is… beauty, nationality, city or wealth.
I know that it’s very important for children to see the result of their work. So we decided to organize an exhibition based on the materials of our online classes.
I would like the exhibition to become an inspiration for other children who will participa at the future laboratories.
In my childhood, we grew up surrounded by quotations from classics, arranged in large fancy frames, often accompanied by portraits of Great Men (or Women), in school classrooms and libraries.
Therefore, in the book “School” I used the same technique, only instead of Herzen or Dostoevsky, I drew portraits of the children participants and inserted quotations from their fantasies/views of what the School is.
We are working on how to organized a new exhibition. Please, share your opinion with us.
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'
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.
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?"
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.