DO IT: Materials do it yourself
The project takes into account children's abilities and behaviours, their relationship with the materiality of things and their need to know with the aim to make them responsible for the things value and future active consumers in sustainable development. In this work the design has been stripped and the concept of design for education has been used with a new nuance different from the usual, as the design of spaces, furnishings or educational materials. The concept is embodied in the belief that discovering how things are made and which material was used can give to the children one more degree of awareness and can help them to understand the objects which they are surrounded by. The idea of the kit is also that to provide for some sheets in which the entire lifecycle of the created products is illustrated and through which it is possible to understand the objects reuse and recycling. In conclusion the project wants to offer children the possibility to learn something about the world playing and doing but above all it wants to be a guide for
Silvia Di Anselmo
Young designer graduated at the Master in Product Design of Sapienza University of Rome. She developed the project with the materialdesignLab della Sapienza and the Explora Museum.