We’re enthralled by the Accademia dei Bambini, the Fondazione Prada’s first project just for kids. This fascinating independent structure can take on a myriad of configurations, depending on the event or activity hosted within. It was developed by neuropediatrician Giannetta Ottilia Latis and designed by architecture students from the École nationale supérieure d’architecture de Versailles. The foundation has created an “an independent structure equipped with everything it needs to conduct multidisciplinary activities, not strictly connected with art exhibitions, but also open to intergenerational dialogue and debate related to pedagogical–cultural issues to be experienced through gameplay, creativity, learning and exchange.” Artists, educators, scientists, and more are invited as “masters” to conduct inspiring, hands-on workshops in their craft for children and families. April and May 2016 workshops, entitled "Erbari Vagabondi" will be taught by landscape artist Marianna Merisi and explore painting the flora and fauna of the natural world.
The Accademia dei Bambini at the Fondazione Prada Milan (Largo Isarco 2) is open on Saturdays and Sundays, 11am-5pm. All activities are free and open to the public.