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CON IL PATROCINIO DI:

CON L'ADESIONE DEL PRESIDENTE DELLA REPUBBLICA

Municipio II (ex II-ex III)

With the support of the Culture Programme of the European Union

WEAVING EUROPE: ARTEFACTS, VALUES & EXCHANGES


Weaving

Europe:

Artefacts,

Values

&

Exchanges (WEAVE) - Cycles of cultural events and ateliers to discover Culture and Art through Textiles and Fibre Artefacts in Europe.

A project with the support of the Culture Programme (2007-2013) of the European Union for 3-12 years old children, families, schools, teachers,

museums

operators,

University

researchers and students, designers, fibre & textile artists to promote the cultural heritage through an innovative and not formal approach, learning by playing, hands-on activities and art performances.

TEXTILE, FIBRE AND FELT: IT’S A SMART CHILD’S PLAY!


3 FREE ACCESS EVENTS WEAVE’s main aim is to offer 3 free access events about textile art in The Netherlands, Bulgaria and Italy. ZigZag – Textile, fibre and felt: it’s a Smart Child’s play!


THE PROJECT What we do ZigZag is a brand for three free access cultural events in Amsterdam, Sofia and Rome: children, families and schools are encouraged to playfully discover textile and fibre art and the cultural heritage from a European perspective.

Why textiles? The ZigZag events want to stimulate children, their families and teachers to learn more about the textile arts. Besides its industrial function, textile plays an important role in preserving cultural and social heritage and expresses three geographical areas through their different lifestyles, history, traditions, values and symbols. ZigZag wants to better inform about cultural heritage, textile arts, engineering and manufacturing of smart textiles, in order to fill a gap in the educational field about this artistic topic.


Children and adults with international artists and educators from 6 European museums take part in the creation of 3 collective textile artworks and to the workshops. Further key elements are the training

workshops

with

teaching

packs

for

teachers, 12 videotutorials, 3 press conferences, a photo exhibition in which the whole experience of the project is shown to public and a good practice guide.


CO-CREATION ACTIVITIES In preparation of the final events children and adults take part to co-creation activities and focus groups with museum operators and artists to give inputs, ideas and advices about textiles and their awareness of the topic: in this way ZigZag events match the needs, knowledge and values of all the participants in Europe. Artists and museum operators cooperate and exchange expertise and experiences to give children, schools and families strong awareness and sensations about textiles and fibre art, its history, its features and traditions.


Weave offers a field-training opportunity to University students in The Netherlands, Bulgaria and Italy through the creation of 3 local groups which creatively cooperate with the local artists to organize the final event in each city. We look forward for the final events in September-October 2014: stay tuned and see www.zigzagproject.eu Project Duration: from 1st August 2013 to 31st March 2015


text

t l e f d n a e r b fi i l e,

it’s a smart child’s play

www.zigzagproject.eu


"Weave!": european project's presentation