Hello! I am Roberta Pucci, founder of RobertapucciLab, atelierista and art therapist from Reggio Emilia, Italy.
I have always been interested in the creative process. When I was a child, I loved to cut out figures from magazines, than I put them in a bag, randomly took some out and used them to invent stories. I think I am still doing something similar with my work, finding new connections between things, materials and people.
From the early 2000s, I has held workshops and courses about the creative use of artistic, natural and recycled materials, especially for educators and teachers.
My work is nurtured by three main areas of my studying and professional background: the Reggio Approach, art therapy and the design thinking of Bruno Munari. I has spent the past seven years working as an atelierista in a preschool, in addition to one year at the Loris Malaguzzi Center of Reggio Emilia, with study groups from all over the world. Using this interconnected experience, I design courses, books and creative tools to help every person or group express their unique potential, that naturally leads to a more active, authentic relationship with the environment and with others.
I love meeting people and different cultures, finding it of great inspiration. This is also why I enjoy working in partnership with others. Here are some friends and companies I collaborate with:
- Artebambini – Publisher and Educational Learning Agency (Bologna, Italy)
- Child Development & Learning Laboratory of the Central Michigan University (Mount Pleasant, MI, USA)
- Comunità terapeutica di Mancasale – Therapeutic Community (Reggio Emilia, Italy)
- Michele Ferri – Artist (Reggio Emilia, Italy)
- Nona Orbach – Blogger, artist, art therapist and supervisor (Kiryat Tivon, Israel)
- Nurtured Inspirations – Educational Collective (Canada)
- Reggio Children Foundation – Loris Malaguzzi Center (Reggio Emilia, Italy)
- Educational Services (0/6) of Cavriago Municipality (Cavriago, Reggio Emilia, Italy)
- Zerosei Project – Pedagogical Consulting (Singapore)
- Zeroseiup – Educational Learning Agency (Bergamo, Italy)
Would you like to be next? Looking forward to meet you.