"Home of My Dreams"

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The next class in the "Home of My Dreams" series for children ages 6-7 took place on January 28, 2012. The "Home of My Dreams" project is part of the "Home: A Century of Change" exhibition at the Center.

"Home" is many things to a child: family and the building where she lives, the furniture and everyday things surrounding her. The objective of "Home of My Dreams" is to unlock preexisting knowledge, and encourage children to draw conclusions from presented material, develop perspective in their thinking, and try the role of the builder of their "dream home". The classes will stress the ethical, aesthetic, cultural and artistic aspects of the concept of home.

We continue to introduce the various aspects of "home" for the children. This time the topic of the class was "My Home - My City," and we viewed the residence in the context of the city. Many parallels can be drawn between "home" and "city." Just like any home, any city has its set of genetic traits, its unique history, traditions, and appearance. The city is an interesting space in which to trace the evolution of the home. Through games, then, we got to know our city, discussing its past and planning its future. In continuation of our good tradition, we invited the children to dream and fantasize, creating a city that is as comfortable as their own home.

A three-hour class includes:

  • An introductory lecture part, where the concept of "home" will be studied in various contexts (in the form of interactive games and electronic presentations)
  • A viewing/screening part, including visits to the "Home: A Century of Change" exhibition, and screenings of animated features dedicated to the topic of home
  • An artistic part, where children will be able to realize their creative potential, create their own "dream home" using artistic means.

The class was taught by Khrystyna Boiko. Khrystyna Boiko graduated from the Ivan Franko National University in Lviv in Culturology and Art History. Her research interests include contemporary Ukrianian art. She teaches art history for children.

Classes will take place every Saturday from 11.00 am to 2.00 pm
at the Conference Room of the Center for Urban History of East Central Europe in Lviv at 6, Bohomoltsia St.

To register, call: 097 2099267

Participation in the program is free of charge.

Upcoming classes will take place on:

  • February 4, 2012 (for children ages 8-10)
  • February 11, 2012 (for children ages 6-7)

The project is realized by the Center for Urban History of East Central Europe, as part of the "Home: A Century of Change" exhibition, with the support of the ERSTE Stiftung. The "Home of My Dreams" program is implemented with support of the Rinat Akhmetov "Development of Ukraine" Fund.

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