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Children as Active Citizens: A networking and sharing opportunity

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Mathers Place, Mathers House, Lower ground room

108 Bathurst St

Hobart, Tasmania 7000

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To celebrate Children’s Week 2017, the City of Hobart invites all organisations that work with children to join us in exploring the role of children as active citizens.

Come and hear from a range of innovative leaders and thinkers about how we can best listen, engage and support the active participation of children in our communities.

The event will showcase examples of successful and authentic engagement with children in a variety of projects including collaborative art, playground design and community development initiatives. There will also be the opportunity for attendees to network and share ideas with others in the sector.

The event is relevant to anyone who works with children in an education, early learning, local government, state government, community programs and art or design settings.


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Together Project- Tasmanian Reggio Emilia Network

The Together Project is an ongoing research undertaken by a group of educators in collaboration with children 0-8 years of age in the Hobart area. They are keen to make young children’s thinking, creative and theories visible in our city.

The Together Project is currently on display in Mathers Place as part of the City of Hobart Soapbox program.

Children’s Festival Advisory group – Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery

How to embed a children’s voice in decision making within cultural organisations – the experience of the TMAG Children’s Advisory Panel and the development of the TMAG Children’s Festival.

Kids Own Publishing – Victoria Ryle

Victoria will share some examples of Kids’ Own practice and a few of the 200+ books created by children, parents and communities over the last 20 years.

Victoria is the founder of Kids’ Own Publishing, celebrating children as authors and artists and giving children power, control and a voice through a creative publishing process.

Children’s Voices for Safer Communities - The Salvation Army Communities for Children

A range of services worked together to undertake a safety mapping exercise with children. The project has been a catalyst for improving children’s feelings of safety and connection to their communities.

My Many Coloured Ways - Playstreet Urban Design and Friends School Kindergarten

Approaching consultation with children from a sensory perspective in order to explore ways to gain a deeper understanding of how a child interacts with the landscape.

Sara Wright – RHH ImaginED and MONA 24 Carrot Gardens Partnership

Royal Hobart Hospital Emergency Department artist in residence, Sara Wright, will talk about her art practice and collaborations that re-imagine and co-create public space with children in 24 Carrot Schools.


BOOKINGS REQUIRED.
A LIGHT SUPPER WILL BE PROVIDED.

Images -Left: Caption: Members of the 2017 Children’s Advisory Panel MC’ing the Festival Opening. Photo Credit: Lucy Parakhina. Copyright TMAG 2017. Top right: Tasmanian REsearch Network, Together Project, Bottom right: Playstreet Urban Design playground consultation.

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Mathers Place, Mathers House, Lower ground room

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