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CYCLE OF INTERCULTURAL WORKSHOPS CONDUCTED BY THE MEDIATORS OF THE AMIR PROJECT

 

For summer 2020, the AMIR | reception museums inclusion and relationship proposes a

cycle of workshops aimed at schools, summer camps, families and after-school activities. Give reasons

decorations of African fabrics to the calligraphic art of the Arab world, from the rhythms of Africa to

birds of the world: an opportunity to look at art from "other" perspectives.

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AmirLab

a project by

Martin Luther King Consortium

Italian Society of Applied Anthropology

Yesterday Today and Tomorrow Association

Utopia station

ARABESQUES

the art of calligraphy in the islamic way

Starting from the reading of some famous stories of the Arab world, the mediators Amir

they will accompany the participants in the discovery of the Arabic alphabet, a refined form of art, whose lines recall flowers, leaves and animals. With the help of games and pictures i participants will learn to write from right to left, to recognize some letters and to transcribe their name, using Indian ink and brushes.

Duration 2 hours.

Arabeschi
Ci sono mille motivi...

THERE ARE A THOUSAND REASONS…

geometric, decorative and figurative motifs in African fabrics

Used for ceremonies and traditional rituals, the patterns of African fabrics

they tell stories, represent symbols and tell us about spirits and natural elements

like rain and earth. During the workshop the participants will discover with i

Amir mediators, the richness and diversity of decorative motifs the different techniques for

produce them, and they will create a detail using watercolors and waxes.

Duration 2 hours.

Le livre des oiseaux

LE LIVRE DES OISEAUX

i.e. all the birds of the world

The workshop includes the reproduction of an exhibition inaugurated in 1997 in Marrakech

where the artist Andrea Marescalchi wallpapered a room in the Medersa Ibn Youssef palace

exhibiting drawings that represented birds from all over the world. From these it will be born

the work “Le livre des oiseaux” completed in 1998 by the artist himself, the book of birds.

During the workshop the ink technique with which Andrea

Marescalchi created the entire work.

Duration 2 hours.

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Farafina Dambè
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DAMBÉ FLOUR

From Florence to Africa, to the rhythm of music

Starting from the geographical maps depicted in Palazzo Vecchio, a

imaginary journey to African lands and cultures: a music and dance workshop

to meet new stories and sounds, while having fun.

Duration 2 hours.

Our Stories...

our stories
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