Who feeds “social parasites”?
Children discuss the famous dialogue of the Nobel Laureate poet and translator Joseph Brodsky with a judge of the district Leningrad court, who condemned him to five years of forced labor and expulsion from the city.
※ Judge: What is your specialty?
※ Brodsky: Poet. Poet and a translator.
※ Judge: And who decided that you are a poet? Who ranked you among the poets?
※ Brodsky: Nobody. (very modestly) And who ranked me among the human race?
※ Judge: Did you study poetry?
※ Brodsky: What?
※ Judge: How did you learn to be a poet? Did you not try to finish
university where they prepare … where they teach …
※ Brodsky: I do not think one can be trained to become a poet.
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.
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.
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?"
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'