Co-creative participatory work on the wall of the school
Children of the 5th and 6th grade
A participatory process is a sequence of participatory activities (e.g. first filling out a survey, then making proposals, discussing them in face-to-face or virtual meetings, and finally prioritizing them) with the aim of defining and making a decision on a specific topic.
Examples of participatory processes are: a process of electing committee members (where candidatures are first presented, then debated and finally a candidacy is chosen), participatory budgets (where proposals are made, valued economically and voted on with the money available), a strategic planning process, the collaborative drafting of a regulation or norm, the design of an urban space or the production of a public policy plan.
On February 17 two meetings were held at the Istituto comprensivo Antonio Montinaro organized by CooperACTiva, in collaboration with Luiss, LabGov, Co-Roma and a.DNA. The associations met with the children of two classes, a fifth grade and a sixth grade, to co-create a participatory work on the wall of the school, in which the children had the opportunity to suggest potential words to be included in the work.
The workshops were curated by Mirko Pierri (artistic curator of a.DNA) with the support of the poet Er Pinto, who was responsible for creating a poem using the words that emerged from the workshops. The poem that came out of the creative expression of the children is the following:
"Tra gli amici e natura,
Per le strade, in liberta',
Si vola tutti insieme,
Verso la Felicita'"
“Among friends and nature,
On the streets, in freedom,
We all fly together,
The words will then be inserted into the mural by artist Daniele Tozzi and will take the form of five birds. The children have found the inspiration for the words in the texts presented - the Faro Convention, the Italian Constitution, Elinor Ostrom's texts on the management of common goods, and the 2030 Agenda - which have naturally been adapted to their age.