Foto: Stefan Tell.

Programme day by day

19 March

Salaborsa Public Library – Sweden at the library!
Piazza Nettuno 3, Bologna

Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award exhibition
From 19 March - 6 April, Salaborsa presents an exhibition featuring previous recipients of the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award. The exhibition comprises the library’s books by the award recipients 2002-2012 in various languages.

22 March

Salaborsa Public Library – Sweden at the library!
Piazza Nettuno 3, Bologna

Gender Equality Seminar and Photo Exhibition Life Puzzle
10 a.m.-1.30 p.m.
The seminar will focus on gender issues in preschool/school, equality in the family, and finally how to reconcile family and professional life from a gender perspective. 

The exhibition Life Puzzle will open in conjunction with the seminar. Life Puzzle is a documentary photo exhibition about how to combine work and family in a more equal way. The exhibition will be shown at Salaborsa 22 March-13 April. Arranged by the Swedish Institute

Seminar on children’s culture
2.30-5.30 p.m.
A half-day seminar where cultural educators, decision-makers and opinion-makers from Sweden and Bologna discuss how to strive to make children’s culture available to all groups of society.
Arranged by the Swedish Institute

22 March

Sala Garden, I Portici Hotel, Via Indipendenza 69, Bologna

Swedish Garden
Labs and seminars with focus on interactive education/play, functionality and safety for children
22-27 March
Opening hours 10 am – 7 pm
Info: +39 345 365 6409
Arranged by Embassy of Sweden Rome and Business Sweden

22 March 5.00 pm

START - Creative Culture Lab
Voltone del Podestà 1/N,
Piazza Re Enzo, Bologna

Everything from the beginning. Science stories and illustrations by Jonathan Lindström
An artwork exhibition by the Swedish author and illustrator Jonathan Lindstrom. The author is well known by the Italian public for his books All about the universe - stars, galaxies and cosmic mysteries, and Everything from the beginning : From the primordial cell to man (edited in Italy by Editoriale Scienza). During the workshops with the author, children will travel in time and discover the origins of the Universe and of life on Earth and he will show them how his work as an illustrator can be a funny and interactive way to explain, experience and play with science.
Opening 22 March 5 pm-7 pm
Workshop: 23 March 11 am (for children and families) 25 March 2013 (for primary schools)
Exhibition: 23 March-30 April
23 -24 March (10.30 am – 1 pm / 3 pm – 6.30 pm)
25 March – 29 March (9 am – 1 pm/3 pm – 6.30 pm)
2 April – 30  April (Tue- Fri 9 pm – 1 pm)
All Saturday and Sunday 7 April (3 pm- 6.30 pm)
Families and children aged 6-11
Length: 75 minutes
Info: +39 051/19936110
Booking: start@golinellifondazione.org

23 March

Salaborsa Public Library – Sweden at the library!
Piazza Nettuno 3, Bologna

Children’s day
10 a.m.-7 p.m.
A whole day of activities for and by children at Biblioteca Salaborsa. Workshops for families by Moderna Museet in Stockholm , app-stations and book readings with illustrations on display for all children aged 0-12. A fun way to get a first taste of Swedish culture!
Arranged by the Swedish Institute

23 March, 3.30 p.m.

Il Palazzino – Parco di Villa Ghigi
Via San Mamolo, 105, Bologna

Childhood & Nature
Giannino Stoppani Cooperativa Culturale: Childhood & Nature is a new course of study and research related to environmental issues. The multifaceted project involves schools, libraries, museums and art galleries. The project introduces the work of two Swedish female illustrators who have depicted the relation between childhood and nature in a poetic and delicate way.

Into the Nature with Little Flora Exhibition of Kristina Digman’s artworks
Opening and workshop with Kristina Digman: Saturday 23 March, 3.30 pm
Meetings, guided tours, workshops for school groups curated by Accademia Drosselmeier

24 March-28 April

Opening hours: Mon-Fri 3 p.m-6 p.m. Sat-Sun 10 a.m. -12.p.m. and 3 p.m. -6 p.m.
Free entry.
Info: +39 051/6154463

23 March 4.30 p.m.

START – Creative Culture Lab
Voltone del Podestà 1/N,
Piazza Re Enzo, Bologna

The Nobel's trunk secret: science animation for children
What – more than a great inventor – can inspire children to believe in their own ideas by trying, testing, improving and using them? Directly from Sweden, some of Alfred Nobel’s personal items will arrive in Bologna and will accompany children in the discovery of his life as an inventor, and in the search of the perfect recipe for his secret passion: soap bubbles. Come, experiment and enjoy.
For children aged 6-11
Length: 60 minutes
Info: +39 051/19936110
Booking: start@golinellifondazione.org
In collaboration with the Nobel Museum 

23 March 11 p.m.

Everything from the beginning. Science stories and illustrations by Jonathan Lindström
An artwork exhibition by the Swedish author and illustrator Jonathan Lindstrom. The author is well known by the Italian public for his books All about the universe - stars, galaxies and cosmic mysteries, and Everything from the beginning : From the primordial cell to man (edited in Italy by Editoriale Scienza). During the workshops with the author, children will travel in time and discover the origins of the Universe and of life on Earth and he will show them how his work as an illustrator can be a funny and interactive way to explain, experience and play with science.
Opening 22 March 5 pm-7 pm
Workshop: 23 March 11 am (for children and families) 25 March 2013 (for primary schools)
Exhibition: 23 March-30 April
23 -24 March (10.30 am – 1 pm / 3 pm – 6.30 pm)
25 March – 29 March (9 am – 1 pm/3 pm – 6.30 pm)
2 April – 30  April (Tue- Fri 9 pm – 1 pm)
All Saturday and Sunday 7 April (3 pm- 6.30 pm)
Families and children aged 6-11
Length: 75 minutes
Info: +39 051/19936110
Booking: start@golinellifondazione.org 

23 March, 4 p.m.

Cineteca di Bologna
Cinema Lumière
via Azzo Gardino, 65, Bologna

STARRING MAJA (Princessa, Svezia/2009) by Teresa Fabik (91)
Original version with Italian subtitles.
For children aged 12 and above.

Sunday 24 March, 4 p.m.
Cineteca di Bologna
Cinema Lumiere
via Azzo Gardino, 65, Bologna

Short films by Lotta and Uzi Geffenblad, Mario Adamson and Johan Hagelbäck
Original version dubbed
Meet filmmaker Johan Hagelbäck, who will be attending the show.
For all ages. 
Info: +39 051/2195311
www.cinetecadibologna.it

23 March, 6 pm

Libreria Zanichelli, Piazza Galvanai 1/H, Bologna


My Light Future
A public art project that uses the language of commercial communication to draw attention to the role of children in society by expressing their ideas of the present and expectations for the future. Children’s thoughts are collected and translated into light messages and displayed in public and commercial spaces. My Light Future attracts the consumer’s eye, but instead of conveying a commercial message it carries an unusual and unheard point of view – the viewpoint of a child.
Opening March 23 at 6 p.m
The exhibition will be shown in shop windows in central Bologna 23 March-7 April
Light texts are implemented in the heart of Bologna.  For locations visit www.nosadelladue.com or Libreria Zanichelli
By Aleksandra Stratimirovic in collaboration with Nosadella.due
Arranged by: Swedish Institute 

24 March, 4 p.m.

Biblioteca Edmondo De Amicis
Piazza Giovanni XXIII, 2, Anzola dell’Emilia

Childhood & Nature
Giannino Stoppani Cooperativa Culturale: Childhood & Nature is a new course of study and research related to environmental issues. The multifaceted project involves schools, libraries, museums and art galleries. The project introduces the work of two Swedish female illustrators who have depicted the relation between childhood and nature in a poetic and delicate way.

Nature in watercolours: Exhibition of Lena Anderson’s artworks
The opening will be attended by Nicolina Ringqvist, Lena Anderson’s daughter, who inspired the character Linnea.
25 March-28 April

Opening hours Tue-Thu 9 a.m. -12.30 p.m and 2 p.m. - 7 p.m. Fri 1.30 p.m. - 7 p.m. Free entry.
Info: +39 051/6502222
Meetings, guided tours, workshops for school groups curated by Accademia Drosselmeier.

24 March, 5 p.m.

Les Libellules Atelier
via San Vitale 36/g, Bologna

Exhibition of original artwork by Stina Wirsén
From the picture book  Jag (Me) a book dedicated to those who come into the world, who are starting to face the journey called Life. Where we meet pleasant experiences and difficulties, alone or together with those around us. Jag is the road that every child faces, poetically it describes existence over a long day. In contact with the elements of nature, through simple symbolic gestures to represent a conscious route. Jag is a book for kidswith the most sincere wish that one day, each little child can be happy as a strong person.
Opening event of exhibition with book signing Sunday 24 March, from 5 pm-8 pm.
Exhibition: 23 March-30 April
Opening hours: Monday/Saturday 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and 3.30 p.m.-7.30 p.m.
Free entry.
www.leslibellules.it
Info: +39 051/4120393

24 March

Bologna City Hall Manica Lunga
Piazza Maggiore 6, Bologna

How to Design a Child
An exhibition on characters in Swedish children’s books
A history of the child’s eye view in Swedish picture books. A description of how children have been portrayed from the beginning of 1900 to the present day. The portrait shows how, despite a great variety of visuals, children are depicted as individuals in their own right.
Arranged by the the Swedish Association of  Illustrators and Graphic Designers in collaboration with  with the Municipality of Bologna and
24 March-29 March 

Opening hours 9.30 a.m. - 6.30 p.m.
Info: 39 051/2194776
www.comune.bologna.it

25 March, 6.30 p.m.

Museo Civico Archeologico di Bologna
Via dell’Archiginnasio 2, Bologna

Upside down – Contemporary Voices of Swedish Illustration
Eva Lindström’s work is the starting point for the exhibition, which has themes such as nature, light and space, plus a special attitude to childhood and elements of dream and fantasy.
These themes are embraced by Emma Adbåge, Karin Cyrén, Camilla Engman, Joanna Hellgren, Maria Libert, Emelie Östergren and Moa Schulman.
Curated by Hamelin Associazione Culturale, in collaboration with the Swedish Institute

26 March-14 April

Opening: 25 March , 6.30 p.m.
Opening Hours: Tuesday to Friday 9 a.m.-3p.m. | From Saturday to Sunday: 10 a.m.-6.30 p.m. | closed on Monday
Entry: 5 euro.
Info: 051/233401
mostre@hamelin.net
http://www.museibologna.it/archeologico

25 March

START – Creative Culture Lab
Voltone del Podestà 1/N,
Piazza Re Enzo, Bologna

Jonathan Lindstrom: Experience and play, science with illustrations
Thanks to the exhibition of some of his artworks and the workshops with Jonathan Lindstrom – author of many scientific books for kids – children will travel in time and will discover the origin of the Universe and life on earth. The author will show them how his work as an illustrator can be a funny and interactive way to explain, experience and play with science.
25 March  (for primary schools)
Families and children aged 6-11
Length: 75 minutes
Info: +39 051/19936110
Booking: start@golinellifondazione.org 

25 March, 5 p.m.

Cineteca di Bologna
via Riva Reno 72, Bologna

Animate it! Workshop Animated Films/Cartoons with Erling Ericsson
To coincide with the Children’s Book Fair 2013, Cineteca di Bologna is holding a workshop with Swedish animator Erling Ericsson in collaboration with the Swedish Film Institute. As well as being an animator, Erling Ericsson is also a TV producer. He has worked with children for 20 years and uses his own pedagogical methods to teach children to produce animated films.

The workshop is intended for children aged 6-12.
Cost: 5 euro per child.
Booking required.
Info: +39 051/2195311
www.cinetecadibologna.it

26 March 10.30 pm - 12.00 pm

Libreria Coop Zanichelli 

via dell' Archiginnasio, Piazza Galvani 1/H

Work shop: literature, food and children
Workshop targeting professionals in schools/kindergartens, responsible for the food subject in school and kindergarten. The aim is to together discuss and exchange good examples on how work with food and literature pedagogy with children. With chef and restaurateur Karolina Sparring, tv-chef and author Johanna Westman, author Stina Algotson, and children’s bookstore owners Ebba Billengren, Johanna von Horn, Lisa Gunnarsson (Bokslukaren). Workshop in Swedish with translation to Italian
Info: +39 051/239990


26 March, 5 p.m.

Cineteca di Bologna
via Riva Reno 72, Bologna

Animate it! Workshop Animated Films/Cartoons with Erling Ericsson
To coincide with the Children’s Book Fair 2013, Cineteca di Bologna is holding a workshop with Swedish animator Erling Ericsson in collaboration with the Swedish Film Institute. As well as being an animator, Erling Ericsson is also a TV producer. He has worked with children for 20 years and uses his own pedagogical methods to teach children to produce animated films.

The workshop is intended for children aged 6 -12.
Cost: 5 euro per child.
Booking required.
Info: +39 051/2195311
www.cinetecadibologna.it

 

26 MARCH 7 PM

Alliance Francise, Via Marchi 4

Nonsense

Opening of the Exhibition Nonsense with students from Konstfack University of Crafts and Design together with students from many other international crafts and design schools.

27 March, 7.30 p.m.

Hamelin Associazione Culturale
Via Zamboni 15, Bologna

Bologna e Stoccolma a testa in su / Heads up in Bologna and Stockholm
Heads up in Bologna is an artist-in-residence programme involving international illustrators. This year, Sweden’s Emma Adbåge is drawing Bologna and Italy’s Cristina Peiropan is covering Stockholm. The drawings will appear in art books/city guides and an exhibition. For children and adults.

28 March- 19 April

Opening: 27 March, 7.30 p.m.
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 10 a.m.-1 p.m., 3 p.m.-6.30 p.m. Closed on Saturday and Sunday.
Free entry.
Info: 051/233401
mostre@hamelin.net
www.hamelin.net 

27 March

Salaborsa Public Library - Sweden at the library!
Piazza Nettuno 3, Bologna

School classes meet Swedish authors
27 March 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Readings and workshops for elementary and middle school classes in Bologna, open only via bookings by the teachers in advance.
Arranged by the Swedish Arts Council and Salaborsa

Reading promotion

2 p.m.-7 p.m.
Salaborsa Public Library - Sweden at the library!
Piazza Nettuno 3, Bologna

 
During the afternoon there will be a seminar session for teachers and librarians also open to the general public.

2 p.m.-3 p.m.: Meet Guus Kuijer!
Recipient of the 2012 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award (ALMA) in conversation with jury member Elina Druker.

3 p.m.-3.45 p.m.: The Art of Reading
AnnCatrine Eriksson, Library Consultant Sormland County Library and Tinne Wennerholm, Consultant Gavleborg County Library.
The project focuses on how to establish different kinds of houses of literature for children and ways to participate and create in reading promotion activities.

4 p.m.-4.30 p.m.: Give me Five 
A project about how to explore and deepen work with picture books and preschool children, Gunilla Brink library consultant County Library Vasterbotten.

5 p.m.-5.45 p.m.: Accessible media and an inclusive children’s library service. Jenny Nilsson, Children’s Librarian Swedish Agency for Accessible Media.

6 p.m.-6.45 p.m.: Trends and Tendencies in Swedish books for children and young adults. Åsa Warnqvist, scholar and public relations officer at the Swedish Institute for Children's Books.

After every seminar there will be time for discussion and questions.
Arranged by the Swedish Arts Council and Sala borsa

Info: +39  051.2194411
RagazziSalaBorsa@comune.bologna.it
www.bibliotecasalaborsa.it/ragazzi

27 March

Testoni Ragazzi Theatre
Via Matteotti 16 Bologna

Exhibition of works realised by children in a workshop with Swedish illustrator Sara Lundberg will be shown in the Testoni Ragazzi Theatre.
The workshop is reserved for a class of La Baracca Testoni Ragazzi Friends
Open from Wednesday 27 March

ZebraDans from Stockholm will perform HEJ VAD HETER DU? (Hello! What’s your name?) at the “Visioni di futuro, Visioni di teatro” international festival of theatre and culture for early childhood (23 February-3 March).

Info:+39 051 4153800
carlotta@testoniragazzi.it
www.testoniragazzi.it

28 March, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

University of Bologna
Department of Education, via Filippo Re 6, 40126, Bologna

International Conference celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Bologna Children’s Book Fair
A conference tracing trends in children’s literature in different parts of the world over the past 50 years. In the morning there will be a talk by Swedish scholar Åsa Warnqvist from Uppsala University and the Swedish Institute for Children’s Books. 

Other speakers include: Nina Goga (University of Bergen), Martin Salisbury (Anglia Ruskin University, UK), Leonard Marcus (USA), Sandra Beckett (Canada), Hans Heino Ewers (Frankfurt University, Germany), Juan Mata Anaya (University of Granada, Spain), Sophie van der Linden (France), Viviana Quinones (for Africa), Olga Maeots (Russia), Fanuel Hanan Diaz (South America), Antonio Faeti (University of Bologna) and Jiwone Lee (Korea).
Free entry.

28 March, 3.30 p.m.-5.30 p.m.

Glossa Teatro
Palazzo Pepoli - Bologna

Seminar on Swedish Children’s Literature: a means to help children overcome their daily difficulties
Use of literature and reading aloud, primarily aimed at children, young people and teenagers, is a powerful and important means of helping and understanding ourselves, the world around us and mainly of overcoming the severe difficulties of life. Reading and literature can be an indispensable help as therapy and psychotherapy against the difficulties of living and reading aloud can be a valuable way to bring young people to the world of books. Sharing experiences between Sweden and Italy.

With the participation of:
Dr. Sara Bordò (Augusta Pini in Bologna), Dr. Pasquale Indulgenza (Augusta Pini), Åsa Lind: Swedish writer, Ulf Stark, Swedish writer, Janina Orlov, Professor of children’s literature,Joanna Dillner (BohemPress), Laura Cangemi (translator)
Moderator: Pino Costalunga (actor, director, author, Glossa Teatro)
Organised by Fondazione Augusta Pini ed Istituto del Buon Pastore Onlus (Bologna) and Glossa Teatro (Vicenza)

Glossa Teatro will also organise a tour of the Venetian Region and Bologna on 16-25 March, where Ulf Stark and Pino Costalunga will meet pupils aged 5 up to 13 years old in schools and libraries.

For further information please visit:
www.glossateatro.it

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HAMELIN MAGAZINE
The issue of the academic Italian magazine Hamelin 32 tells of a journey through Sweden.

“An imagined journey on stages and bookshelves, between the pages and drawings in books, leading up to the 2013 Bologna Children’s Book Fair. Thinking of Sweden means understanding an attitude towards childhood and adolescence quite different from our own; it is a place in which culture for children is a priority whether it be about interaction between children, children and adults or children, adults and nature. That is why we thought it necessary to look at some great applications of this practice, pushing us to change our own point of view, to realise that it is possible to put a radical change for culture into action – through the instruments we always use in our activities, books.” Available at the Hamelin Stand Pavilion 25, A3 and online at www.hamelin.net

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