Accademia dei bambini is the Fondazione Prada’s project specifically created for children. It was developed by the neuropediatrician Giannetta Ottilia Latis, who laid the theoretical and operational groundwork while curating its content until June 2019. The space, designed by a group of young students from the École nationale supérieure d’architecture de Versailles, led by their teachers Cédric Libert and Elias Guenon, can always take on new configurations by adapting to diverse programs.
Accademia dei bambini presents multidisciplinary activities with the aim of promoting an intergenerational dialogue and inviting to a gameplay, creativity and learning experience. Every workshop is conducted by a different “master”. “Masters” are architects, educators, artists, scientists, directors and musicians who willing not only to teach, but also to acquire new inspirations.
The workshops proposed by the “masters” are then developed by a group of educators coordinated by Marta Motterlini, an expert in museum educational programs.
All the activities created by the “masters” are documented and collected in Momenti, the video archive of Accademia dei bambini.
During the temporary closure of Accademia dei bambini visit the new virtual space Accademia Aperta, every week new video contents edited by Maicol Casale will be published to retrace all the workshops realised over the last 5 years.