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Mosaic of Marks, Words, Material

This book catalogues the exhibition of Mosaic of Marks, Words, Material, shown at the Loris Malaguzzi Centre in 2014.  A collection of works by young girls and boys who attend the municipal infant-toddler centres and preschools of Reggio Emilia.

Drawing and telling stories means imagining, analyzing and exploring spaces, forms, colours, words, metaphors, emotions, rhythms and pauses, entering into a narrative dimension that is both internal and external to the self, playing on reality, fiction and interpretation.

Though drawing and words are autonomous languages, for the children words and strories, silent or spoken, almost always go hand in hand or interwine with the drawing, creating an intelligent and often poetic mosaic.

With this investigation we tried, as much as it is possible, to gain a better understanding of this interweaving with the aim to restore to drawing, to the instruments and materials, to words and to the children, all the cognitive and expressive richness they generate. 

With contributions by: Paola Cagliari, Claudia Giudici, Daniela Lanzi, Deanna Margini, Antonia Monticelli, Annalisa Rabotti, Mirella Ruozzi, Paola Strozzi, Ivana Soncini, Vea Vecchi
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