Intercultural Festival 'a kids friendly city', Rome 11th of May

Festival 'la città a misura di bambino' and Workshops,
Rome 
Some pictures
 
The festival took part all day long on saturday 11th of May 2013, there have been around a thousand of people (children, parents, grandparents, social workers, teachers, friends...) taking part to sport and cultural activities.
The main activities in which the partners were involved directly:
 
a. Workshop carried out by Mostart. Our European Street
The aim of the workshop was that of getting to know each other, developing tolerance and empathy toward different cultures and lifestyles. Making awareness of the Europe-wide open school society.
This was done by working creatively on the idea and image of “home” that each of the participants had.
Twelve heterogeneous groups, each composed of a 4-5 people, children and adults of bot sex, were formed. Each group represented a “family” and was asked to build its own house/home. Components of the groups were of different origins, both culturally and linguistically.
Each group was given a 1x0.5m nikecell board, a wooden stick, paint, brushes, newspaper and magazines, scissors and glue. With these materials the groups had to build the houses. In the house each member was asked to plan and construct his/her space as well as common family areas. The groups had 45minutes to work on the house.
After that time, all participants gathered together and one by one each family presented its home, giving it a name that was collectively decided after the presentation.
Interestingly a large number of families gave most importance to external spaces, as gardens and greenery, and play gardens were also depicted on the exterior of the houses. Bright colours were preferred for the house walls. Small domestic animals and birds too were present, hinting to the noises present in and around these houses. Notwithstanding thus cultural differences and the variety of origins of the participants, a strong commonality was expressed in the idea of a home as a place immersed in nature, at peace.
 
b. Workshop carried out by Agora, The litterary gathering 'tertullia, the little prince'
Was attended by representatives of different countries, teachers Di Donato, parents of Di
Donato, intercultural mediators and students of two classes of Di Donato., For a total of 30 people.
We were greeted in the spaces of the Parents of Donato. The course was conducted by Adelaida of the Spanish group Agora.
The word Tertullia, indicates a tradition born in Spain as an informal and periodic meeting of a group of people, a place for discussion and education to mutual respect. The Spanish group has developed a methodology that allows the collective reading in multiple languages or however, in foreign languages.
It was initially described the method of Tertullia through the screening of a video that reported experience with adult migrants to a Spanish course in Barcelona. We then experienced the method using the text "Little Prince". Everyone had the book in their own language and starting from lines of the book that had impressed us particularly we started the reading and personal interpretation of the passage. It was a taste because, in truth, a real Tertullia does not end with a meeting, not a lesson or literature or language, but people where really impressed on how it worked well and on how people could talk that way about feelings in a very easy way, no matter what language, social or geographical origin, or age, they where.
 
c. Final intercultural intergenerational dances
Italian partner asked to all partners to participate to final global dancing because it's the most impressive and social inclusion event of that day. People dancing all together side by side, all smiling although tired, again no matter what language, social or geographical origin, or age, they where. That's social capital for us.