Foto Claudia Ferri. Courtesy Fondazione Prada

Accademia dei bambini presents ‘Gratta-cieli’, the new round of workshops curated by Orith Kolodny, architect and graphic designer, every Saturday and Sunday until 7 May 2023.

A discovery tour of skyscrapers from all over the world, each with its own history and shape. During the workshops, children discover skyscrapers, break them down, and invent new ones using gratings, tiles, beams, and other tools.

The workshop agenda is updated every fortnight and it is published below.

Every workshop at Accademia dei bambini is dedicated to children and family and it is conceived by a different “master”. “Masters” are architects, educators, artists, scientists, directors and musicians who are 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.

Accademia dei bambini was developed by the neuropediatrician Giannetta Ottilia Latis, who laid the theoretical and operational groundwork while curating its content until June 2019. Since September 2019 pediatrician and neonatologist Gabriele Ferraris is the new curator of the program. 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.

The video-story of the laboratories is collected in the “Piccoli Maestri” series, curated by Maicol Casale and Claudia Ferri.

Special projects

Workshops Schedule