For the project WEAVE / ZigZag we travelled to Bulgaria last week, to exchange knowledge about the textile and heritage workshops that Waag, Explora (children's museum in Rome) and Art Land (Bulgarija) have developed lately. The project aims to secure (European) craft heritage in the field of textiles for the future. We think technology plays an important role in this and would like to bring this to the youngest generations.
On behalf of Waag, Marina Toeters developed four workshops for children in the age of 3 to 12 years in which both handicraft techniques and modern technology play a central role. Likewise, Explora and Art Land also developed four workshops. These will be used in three large public events in Amsterdam, Sofia and Rome and shared through Instructables and videos on the Internet.
We will use the coming weeks to further refine the workshops and train the involved teachers, artists and experts. On 5 September we will host a nice event at the Nieuwmarkt and the Waag: ZigZag. This event will be free for families and schools to participate in.
WEAVE /ZigZag is made possible by the European Commission, Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency.