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Participation Is An Invitation

Participation Is An Invitation DVD

Citizen, Citizenship, Participation

This DVD was created during the preparation of the exhibition 'Participation is an Invitation' in relation to the exchange with the international photography festival Fotografia Europea. The theme of the 2012 edition, which served as the framework of the project presented in this publication, was “Common Life: Images for the Community of Citizens”, and involved local schoolchildren from the infant-toddler centers to middle school.

During the meetings, as the children used different expressive languages to investigate and interpret the themes and meanings of community and citizenship, their words and ideas emerged more and more clearly.

It was immediately visible (and audible!) that we were building a sort of alphabet, a lexicon that inventoried the value of citizenship, participation, city, public places, migration, rights, duties…

The children’s reflections represent a special occasion to re-launch, also in other contexts, the themes of welcome, borders, and democracy, and to elicit, we hope, new stories and new opportunities for listening.

running time: 23 minutes


Reggio Children


Audio: Italian stereo

Subtitles: English

Video format: 4:3

© 2014 Preschools and Infant-toddler Centres – Istituzione of the Municipality of Reggio Emilia and Reggio Children

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