Reggio Children | Loris Malaguzzi International Centre | Reggio Emilia Approach

The black rubber column

During the explorations in the Loris Malaguzzi International Centre before it was opened to the public, children are enchanted by the columns in the Exhibition hall. They decide to prepare a gift for them: a series of garments made of different materials that columns can wear on and change. From the planning to the realisation of the final draft of The black rubber column of the Diana Preschool, a small and precious narration reveals children’s learning strategies.

Texts, photographs and graphic design by Isabella Meninno

English translation by Jane McCall


2009, 52 pages 
ISBN 978-88-87960-60-0 

English. Also available in Italian

Euro 14,00 

Connected exhibit

The Wonder of Learning

"The Wonder of Learning" follows up on the ideas expressed in the more historical Hundred Languages of Children exhibition. Reggio Emilia’s experience of education is recounted here through new projects coming from the city’s municipal infant-toddler centres and preschools.