scintillae, play and learning in the digital age is an experimental research project promoted by Fondazione Reggio Children – Centro Loris Malaguzzi and The LEGO Foundation.
The project aims to create and offer children and adults contexts in which the expressive potential of play is in dialogue with digital tools so as to generate ideas, connections and new knowledge. Through documentation, scintillae collects evidences of the relationship between play and learning to share with parents, teachers, educators and researchers in order to underline the fundamental role that play has in the development of the cognitive, creative and relational skills of human beings. scintillae is located at the Loris Malaguzzi International Centre and it offers a wide variety of natural and recycled materials along with toys and digital tools, including new generation prototypes by LEGO and the Lifelong Kindergarten group/MIT Media Lab in Boston.
As an atelierista, together with my team, I carried out the research and development of new playful and creative activities, I organised the atelier and the set-up of the space, I designed the educational and expressive content, and I drafted documentation. I also coordinated welcoming visitors to the space and the workshops.