“Since 2014 we have been playing with culture to make it truly accessible and fun, because we believe it is the only true antidote to fear and distrust. We turn courses, workshops and meetings into opportunities to share cultural moments, organize festivals and events to translate complex concepts in a simple and immediate way to an audience of children, young people and families.”
Babelica was founded in 2014 to spread and expand the traditional audiences of culture and to make it accessible to different types of audiences. Babelica organizes festivals and events to translate complex concepts (such as migration, conflict… ) in a simple and immediate way for children, young people and their families; it transforms courses, workshops and meetings into opportunities for sharing an accessible idea of culture as a central element of citizenship.
It is involved in reading promotion and innovative teaching. In recent years Babelica has designed the Festival of Culture from Below – a true “peer to peer” platform, which has triggered deep innovation dynamics and offered visibility and opportunities for interaction to innovative and self-produced cultural experiences in the city of Turin – and “Matota“, the Festival of Literature for kids, which in six editions has achieved national visibility and fame and lastly the festival the Dora Nera dedicated to noir culture in all its nuances: from literature to cinema.
Babelica organizes paths that combine culture and social issues, aimed at the youngest
The Prima della Terza desk, a pilot experience of empowerment and education for the experience of success in supporting children with school difficulties under the age of eight, and Italian with stories, to support non-Italian-speaking children aged 5 and 6 in acquiring vocabulary and understanding a narrated text. The aim of the project is for children to acquire the ability to tell a story independently. This experience has resulted in a website containing free materials that teachers and educators can use in their activities. Since 2022, a trial of the methodology has been underway with women with migrant backgrounds.
The Social Hub Artistic Creative pathway to develop and liberate the potential and talents of children and kids, give them the awareness of freedom and autonomy that offer direct access to culture and a conscious education in beauty. Through structured playful and artistic paths, the art and creative social hub develops, alongside art and creativity education, the themes of autonomy, the value of solidarity, combating racism and bullying and discrimination of all kinds as basic principles of citizenship.
Cinema Summer school dedicated to young people with a passion for film and videomaking