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Shapes 2014-2017

Francke, Andrea and Dhillon, Kim (2024) Shapes 2014-2017. In: How We Hold: Rehearsals in Art and Social Change. Serpentine Education and Civic Projects . Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther Konig, London, pp. 205-210.

Type of Research: Book Section
Creators: Francke, Andrea and Dhillon, Kim

Inspired by the pedagogy of early years pioneer Friedrich Fröbel and his influence on the Bauhaus movement, Francke and Dhillon worked with children, parents, carers and staff using Fröbel's 'gifts' as an open ended, non-gendered and inexpensive resource to support intergenerational play. Following on from their residency, Francke and Dhillon produced a number of Shapes kits for nurseries and families, each featuring geometric shapes adapted from Fröbel's seventh gift. The accompanying manual and poster draw attention to the mar-ginalisation of early-years practice within art and education, and highlight the importance of state-maintained nursery schools in the context of ongoing government cuts and austerity policies. Forty Family Kits have been shared with families from the Portman Early Childhood Centre and forty Nursery Kits have been distributed to nursery schools and early-years providers throughout the UK.

Official Website: https://shop.serpentinegalleries.org/products/how-we-hold-rehearsals-for-art-and-social-change
Keywords/subjects not otherwise listed: Pedagogy, Play, Social Art Practice
Publisher/Broadcaster/Company: Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther Konig
Your affiliations with UAL: Colleges > Chelsea College of Arts
Date: 29 January 2024
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Date Deposited: 29 Apr 2024 15:50
Last Modified: 29 Apr 2024 15:50
Item ID: 21607
URI: https://ualresearchonline.arts.ac.uk/id/eprint/21607

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