17 October 2005

Experientia participates in UNESCO toys workshop in Armenia

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Toys for Children's Rehabilitation
Experientia takes part in an international creativity workshop on “toys for children’s rehabilitation” in Yerevan, Armenia.

The symposium, workshop and exhibition, which will take place from 20 November to 3 December, is a joined organisation of Studio-College of the National Aesthetics Center, the Soros Foundation’s Open Society Institute (OSI), World Vision Armenia, Fördern durch Spielmittel – Spielzeug für behinderte Kinder e.V. (Toys for Children’s Rehabilitation) and UNESCO Armenia.

During two weeks participants in collaboration with specialists, including Experientia’s partner Jan-Christoph Zoels, will be involved in various activities together with children with special needs in different childcare facilities to develop completely new toys for therapy and rehabilitation of these children.

The results of the first Armenian creativity workshop will be shown in a public exhibition.

After the exhibition, an interdisciplinary group chooses the most interesting toys. Selecting criteria are therapeutic aspects and innovative character. These toys will then be modified, copied and tested for three months by children with and without special needs.

The organisers will arrange further development of toys and publish a book containing instructions to make toys on one’s own.

Invitation letter (pdf, 304 kb)

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