The project Unprepared Hearts is the attempt to find an answer, through the language
of art, to the lack of attention to sentimental education (in all its meanings) for pre-teens (aged 9 to 13).
Unprepared Hearts is an artistic journey which deal with the theme of the body and its transformation, the change of emotions and interpersonal relationships that manifest themselves in pre-adolescence, the encounter with the various diversities.
The project involves three countries that have little experience in tackling the theme of sentimental education, but of which there is a strong social demand: Italy with MUBA, the children's museum in Milan, Czech Republic with Sladovna, the Children's Museum in Pisek, Romania with Da'DeCe Association in Bucharest.
The nodal points of the project are:
- deepen the theme of sentimental education;
- experimenting with a model of co-planning, co-designing and exchanging between countries with the desire to strengthen and consolidate the experience on the topic;
- expose the use of an artistic and metaphorical language applied to the feelings, innovating and mediating the contents through the imagination, the design, the organization and the realization of the artist ateliers;
- supporting pre-teens in the acquisition of learning tools applied to sentimental education with a special focus on increasing personal growth.
The project strategy envisages the creation of a new replicable format based on the intertwining of the skills that each partner carries; at the center of the project there are the artist's ateliers, characterized by an interdisciplinary approach in which the artists meet the educators, the pre teenagers, the teachers and the families supported by an international coordination group (TPCCG) formed by two members of each partner, which monitors the entire project and which merges and summarizes everything that will be learned during the entire course of the activities.
The strength of this project is inherent in the theme that we want to tackle using art as a mediator connector of emotions and cultural habits, this is the strong contribution that Unprepared Hearts will give to the creation and strengthening of a Europe of Culture.
Unprepared Hearts is developed with the support of the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union