I have talked to Urbcast. I told about the book I’m writing with and for children, what children need in a city and why it is so important that urban space is child-friendly and meets those needs. The episode (in Polish) is here.
Meet my characters: Hugo, the 7-year-old narrator of my book, his 10-year-old sister Jana and their mum Mimi. See how Hugo explains what the urban game is about. Enjoy and try to play a bit yourself on your way to work!
My first reviewers are always at home. This is the thumb up, I got from my son after he had read the first draft of my book I write with and for children. Because the idea behind my project is prototyping.
After May in Le Plessis-Robinson, where I was surrounded by a new ‘old town’, in June I went for CHANGING CITIES V conference. It took place in Corfu town, which made me reflect further on a topic of place, continuity and power, as well as different aspects of memory in urban environment. Memory of the place was also a big topic of the conference itself, with a day session devoted to it.
When my children heard I would speak on a conference in Paris, they immediately asked me if I was going to visit Disneyland. I said ‘no’. But now, upon my return home to Warsaw, when I sat down to wrap up events of the week of IMCL conference in France, I realised that I actually had visited it.
In 2022 I will present in: Paris (Le Plessis-Robinson), Corfu and Dublin.
This event will not be solely devoted to children but to all of us. This year theme is “The Person-Space Continuum”.
During Walk Bike Places conference (Indianapolis & Online, 15-18.06.2021) our Placemaking Europe KIDS working group will present itself during our own session “Let children rule the streets!”. I will talk about a book that I write with and for children. Join us!
That is how I talked of writing a book with and for children during “Kids & Cities – the World’s Children Day webinar” organised by Placemaking Europe KIDS.
My article entitled “Barriers and Pleasures of the Urban Space for Children” has been published in Conscious Cities Anthology 2020: To Shape and Be Shaped, which is a part of Conscious Cities Festival.