A day to discover the Ex Caffarri

Saturday, March 23rd in Reggio Emilia the presentation of the new redesigned spaces for all those who want to rediscover the alphabets of imagination

    Saturday, March 23rd 2024 in Reggio Emilia will be presented the new spaces of the Ex Caffarri, a few steps from the Loris Malaguzzi International Center.

    Starting next autumn, the redesigned spaces will be dedicated to research laboratories and educational activities by Fondazione Reggio Children and Centro Remida (a project by Istituzione Scuole e Nidi d’Infanzia of Comune di Reggio Emilia, Fondazione Reggio Children and Iren) to welcome children, students, young people, families, citizens, creatives, who want to rediscover the alphabets of imagination and the joy of creating and playing together.


    11.30 | An architecture for the Fantastic

    Presentation of the redesigned space to the city, in presence of the institutions


    Luca Vecchi, Mayor of Reggio Emilia 

    Carla Rinaldi, President of Fondazione Reggio Children 

    Luca Torri, Ceo STU Reggiane spa 

    Cristian Fabbi, Director of Fondazione Reggio Children

    15.00-18.00 | A leap in Via Gioia

    Free visit of the spaces open to everyone, with free access to activities and explorations

    in game form

    Digital technologies and play meet the transforming identity of the former feed factory Caffarri and, through combinations, animations and fantastic variations, they explore its new possibilities between physical and digital world, curated by scintillae.

    listening to the matter

    Whether from a wood or a factory, whether tactile or auditory, waste or digital, everything is matter that transforms itself and us as well. And that has something to tell us, if we listen, curated by Remida

    in nature

    Explorations of the grammar of the taste that spark curiosity through the different senses, for a new education to food and the flavor of food, curated by Pause Atelier dei Sapori

    in sound form 

    Live sound performance between Shakespeare’s sonnets and the sonorization of the inauguration space, curated by Centro Teatrale MaMimò

    meeting with boxe

    Narration of gym boxe sport practice and activity, curated by Reggiana Boxe

    in research

    To be in research to better understand ourselves and the world around us. In conversation with researchers who will lead us, through questions and proposals, to discover new unexplored possibilities. Curated by Doctorate in Reggio Childhood Studies

    The reuse and recovery of the building has been included by Comune di Reggio Emilia in the projects of urban regeneration developed in these years by STU Reggiane.

    The spaces that will be presented, will be dedicated to laboratories and educational activities by Reggio Children Foundation, such as P.E.R. with The LEGO Foundation, Reggio Childhood Studies doctorate, and by Remida, il Centro di Riciclaggio Creativo.

    The event is part of the “50+1” program, initiatives to celebrate the anniversary of “Grammatica della fantasia”, dedicated by Gianni Rodari to the city of Reggio Emilia.

    Last modified: 20 March 2024

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