Cobie de Vos
March: Kokusfestival Hasselt (BE) Presentation 10CHILDREN to an international
April/May: Cleveland (OHIO): visit to prepare 'Poverty and Health'
June: Visit partners of Mumbai (India) to Amsterdam to prepare 'Poverty and Girls'
September: Visit to Curitiba and Sao Paolo (Brazil) to prepare 'Poverty and Indigenous childhood)
Visit to Festival Paidéia in Sao Paolo (workshop Liesbeth Coltof; lecture Liesbeth Coltof/Dennis Meyer
October: Visit to Cape Town (S-Africa) to prepare 'Poverty and Family'
Posted 1 june
Part of 10CHILDREN are the 10CHILDRENdocuments. In each city where 10CHILDREN takes place, we investigate the subject of 'poverty and children' from different angles. The result is an extensive article in each city and a great diversity of inspiration material for the different artists collaborating in the project. In Curitiba, our project leader Michele Menezes (Pró Cult Eventos e Projetos Culturais) is hard at work collecting material on 'poverty and the Indigenous community'. In Cape Town, Faye Kabali-Kagwa and Yusrah Bardien of ASSITEJ SA are working on 'poverty and absent parents' and in Cleveland Courtney Hutchinson is working on 'poverty and health'. As soon as a paper is ready, it will be shared through our website.
Posted 1 June2021
How do you put children's perspectives at the center of an art project like 10CHILDREN? We believe that you can only do that when you put the child in the middle of the world and when you show an interaction between adult artists and children. It is about a balance and exchange between the perspective of children and adults and not just the perspective of the children. And in such a way that children really feel seen and heard. There is a lot of experience on which such a collaboration between children and adult artists can take place. To support the artists within 10CHILDREN, German artist/researcher Ingo Tomi is investigating different methods how adult artists and children can work together to collect and develop material for a project like 10CHILDREN. The research will be completed in September 2021.