This recounts the powerful history of the “XXV Aprile” People’s Nursery School of Villa Cella (Reggio Emilia). Some might say this is where the story of Reggio Emilia’s contemporary education project begins—just at the end of WWII.
“All of my little models were laughingly overturned; that building a school would ever occur to the people, women, farm labourers, factory workers, farmers was in itself traumatic. But that these same people, without a penny to their names, with no technical offices, building permits, site directors, inspectors from the Ministry of Education or the Party, could actually build a school with their own strength, brick by brick, was the second paradox.” –Loris Malaguzzi
Reggio Children, Italy, 2000; illus., softbound, 37 pages