Happy New Year to all of Petit & Small’s readers! I hope you enjoyed the holidays and are feeling rested, refreshed and ready to make 2015 incredibly special. I am. I believe in “here and now”, in being positive and making the most of what you already have. So, as optimistic and as inspired as ever, I’d like to do something a little different for my first post this year. Today I’m going to whisk you away to Buenos Aires in Argentina to visit a brand new exhibition for children. Ready? Vamos…
Inventando Ciudades (Inventing Cities) is a new space for kids at the MAR Museum of Contemporary Art in Mar del Plata. The exhibition was conceived, produced and designed by Micaela Marinelli and Natalia Uccello.
Bringing together the work of three talented creatives, wooden toy maker Tractor Verde, paper artists Guardabosques and illustrator Micaela Marinelli, the exhibition invites children to explore different aspects of city life through imaginary models and scenes, all with a view to inspiring them to create their own ideal city environment. Of course, children’s imagination has no bounds!
What would your dream city look like? Would it have lots of open green spaces, be out at sea or surrounded by forests? Would you like to draw it? How would you build it? Guardabosques’ superb paper models and Tractor Verde’s fun wooden street installations are an invitation to reflect upon and celebrate life in the city and perhaps imagine ways of changing or improving it.
I don’t have an exact closing date for the exhibition but I’ve been told that it will run throughout the summer of 2015. Needless to say, if you’re lucky enough to be in Buenos Aires in the not too distant future, I’m sure you’ll kids would love to go!