Saturday 16 September from 10am to 1pm at the Polo del ‘900 in Turin
The new school year has begun and SOUxTorino, the school of Architecture for children aged 7 to 12, is ready to start up again for the second year running.
SOU was born in Favara in 2010 and has spread to many other cities in Italy. The idea of bringing it to Turin as well was strongly desired and promoted by the Foundation for Architecture in Turin and this year sees the second consecutive year.
SOU’s mission is to stimulate reflection, planning and action for an improvement in society, educating to the values of welcome, participation, solidarity, generosity and social commitment. Accustoming children to freedom of thought, the magic of creativity, the desire to make the impossible possible and the realisation of their dreams.
“The values of SOU,’ say Gabriella Gedda and Eleonora Gerbotto, respectively President and Director of the Foundation for Architecture of Turin, ‘are the same values shared by our Foundation, and when the President of SOU, Andrea Bartoli, told us, with great enthusiasm, about his school of architecture in Favara, we immediately felt involved and wanted to bring this format to Turin as well. In fact, we believe that architecture, in its deepest sense, the art of designing beauty around us, through inclusion and sustainability, is a fundamental and indispensable principle, to be transmitted from an early age, in order to instil sensitivity and awareness with respect to these issues”.
Once again this year the SouxTorino programme will be curated by director Alice Furioso and will be enriched by the collaboration with the Polo del ‘900 thanks to the co-production of content inspired by the year’s theme: Utopia.
The fil rouge of all the lessons will in fact be utopia, inspired by the words of Uruguayan writer Eduardo Galeano: “Utopia is like the horizon: I walk two steps and it recedes two steps. I walk ten steps and it recedes ten steps. The horizon is unreachable. So what is utopia for? That’s what it’s for: it’s for continuing to walk”.
The open day will be held on Saturday 16 September from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Admission to the open day is free, by reservation only, and it is possible to choose whether to attend the first presentation from 10.00-11.30 a.m. or the second from 11.30 a.m.-1.00 p.m.
The lectures will be held in the Polo del ‘900 Didactic Room every Tuesday from 17.00 to 19.00. The first lecture will be on Tuesday 31 October 2023, the last on Tuesday 28 May 2024.
To book, simply send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org specifying which of the two shifts you choose: 10.00-11.30 a.m. or 11.30 a.m.-1.00 p.m. name and surname of the parent who will be present and, name/surname, age of the child.
There is also the possibility of participating in the first trial lesson, paying 10 euros, and then assessing whether to enrol in the entire course.
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