This post explores the work of the late Italian artist, Bruno Munari (1907-1998). Munari was a self-proclaimed 'inventor artist writer designer architect illustrator player-with-children' (The Independent, 1998) whose creative practice intertwined with the education philosophies of Jean Piaget and Maria Montessori.
This post investigates the book chapter Learning to be free by the late American humanistic psychologist, Carl Rogers. The chapter was written in 1967, two years before his well-known 'Freedom to Learn' was published. Learning to be free explores the notion that human 'congruency' and curiosity serves as a catalyst for growth, empathy and understandings between oneself and the world. Rogers argues that these emerge from interconnected relationships between an individual's freedom from things and freedom to choose and be.
This post discusses collective creativity, its interconnection with imagination and the potential both of these offer in relation to a pursuit towards empathy and understanding.
This post features a child's drawings from their visit to the new Tate Modern.
This post features an interview with Elizabeth Rood, Vice President of Education Strategy and Director of the Centre for Childhood Creativity at the Bay Area Discovery Museum in Sausalito, California in which she discusses the timeliness, importance and challenges of developing the world's first early years Fab Lab.