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One city, many children

The story of the birth and development of Reggio Emilia’s municipal preschools and infant-toddler centres: a
broad research project bringing together the voices and thoughts of many protagonists.
A collective auto-biography, a passionate story woven with other stories in a long but thin fabric of silk threads as Loris Malaguzzi used to say:
“...a history made in this way could pass for a history that has travelled down the years and seasons... instead experiences of this kind, so anomalous, always walk on threads of silk”.


With interviews and texts by Renzo Bonazzi, Simona Bonilauri, Ettore Borghi, Jerome Bruner, Antonio Canovi, Luciano Corradini, Gunilla Dahlberg, Graziano Delrio, Paul Ginsborg,
Loris Malaguzzi, Carla Rinaldi, Vea Vecchi

Edited by Rolando Baldini, Ilaria Cavallini and Vania Vecchi English version edited by Peter Moss
English translation by Jane McCall


2012, 272 pages
ISBN 978-88-87960-79-2 


Also available in Italian Coming soon: Japanese translation

Euro 35,00

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One city, many children

"One city, many children" is a genuinely collective autobiography, which recounts how municipal infant-toddler centres and preschools were born, and their experience from 1860 to the present day.