My Light Future - Bologna

A public art project dedicated to the world of children with the aim of giving prominence to children's point of view in society. After collecting thoughts and opinions from 3 to 6 years old children of Bologna, those voices are translated into light messages and placed in various public and private locations in the city. Using the commercial communications strategy in which the shop windows attract passers-by, the light phrases make visible what is usually invisible: the thoughts, the dreams and the observations of children.
From March 23 to April 7, the windows of libraries, shops, cafes and artistic and cultural spaces in Bologna created a light map that put attention to children, in the same time presenting the network of places that symbolize the imagination and the creativity of Bologna.

My Light Future – Bologna is realized in the occasion of the YES! Children's Right to Culture, the program of related events promoted by the Swedish Arts Council during the Bologna Children’s Book Fair.

My Light Future – Bologna is realized in collaboration with Nosadella.due - Independent Residency for Public Art. Initiated and supported by the Swedish Institute

Thanks to the kind cooperation of START-Laboratory of creative cultures Fondazione Marino Golinelli, the Primary School of Marzabotto, Sala Borsa Ragazzi, the kindergarten Zamboni, the Testoni Theatre, all the children who shared their visions with us, and the special contribution of artist Elisa Fontana who curated the dialogue with children.

photo Tommaso Bonaventura

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