MIQUEL NAVARRO EDUCATIONAL WORKSHOP “UNA URBE EN TUS MANOS”
For children aged 5 to 12
21 May 2014 - 13 July 2014
The installation of Miquel Navarro “Una urbe en tus manos” is composed of hundreds of small gray aluminum parts distributed over 50 m2 that make up a city in which the participants are expected to freely create their own. It is a game that invites them to reshape and transform the space, moving the pieces from their site, placing them differently each time through the established perimeter.
In this city there are pieces with different shapes: cubic, conic, prismatic … The objective is, apart from the playful aspect, to make them discover the city, and develop their imagination to create their own vision of the city: horizontality, verticality, shape, structure … in essence, to project the vision of how they think and imagine the city.
The installation is designed with an educational purpose, the process of construction and de-construction is a fundamental premise in this piece-installation in which participants will build their imagined city.
This educational project welcomes all kinds of public, although it is designed essentially for children aged 5 to 12 who will be led by instructors that will briefly explain the cities of Miquel Navarro, which can be found in the room and invigorate the activity where this work-shop is installed, leaving the children free to build their own city. The groups taking part will be of 10 to 15 people.
This workshop, will be available from Tuesday to Friday at 10, 11, 12, 16, 17 and 18 hours for scheduled groups during the month of may, and Sundays for the general public at 11, 12 and 13 hours until July 13th. It will last a maximum of approximately forty-five minutes.
This activity will help to develop the creativity and artistic talent of the participants while civic notions of cooperation and respect for others, and the affirmation of one’s personality in a context of freedom and tolerance are reinforced.