Claudio Orru

Hi, my name is Claudio Orrù, I’m 25 years old and I am from Sardegna, not so small island in the middle of Mediterranean Sea.
I studied Human Rights and Cultures under the Faculty of Political Sciences of Bologna, while doing this I was volunteer for 4 years in an association called Harambe created by university students , involved in working with children of the Gipsies communities of Bologna’s Suburbs, I worked too(and continue to work)  as an educator in  free-time summer camp experiences with the Cooperativa Centri Rousseau, dealing with kids in education to shared decisions, communitarian life and democratic values.
Being much involved in educational projects I started  studying in the Pedagogy master of
University of Bologna’s Scienze della Formazione, I worked for a year as Educator with kids and adolescents in extra-school context in a Bologna’s “multicultural” suburb, and right now I’m attending my last semester of the master course with the Erasmus exchange program in Lisbon, in the ESEI Maria Ulrich.
I love photography, bicycles(with the art of arranging e construct them), and all the kind of non-competitive games that can be done in streets and squares.

 

What comes to your mind concerning the IP theme?
What does it mean to you?
How would you like to contribute to the IP?
What do you expect to learn from it?

I believe that an important thing about this Intensive Program is that it concerns something that always interested me since my first pedagogical and sociological studies: I think that looking to the city and its spaces as educational resources is one of the most important acts that are nowadays necessary to defend childhood active rights. Several researches that I consider really interesting ( for example in projects like “Le città sostenibili dei bambini e delle bambini” available at  http://www.cittasostenibili.minori.it/ ) show how taking care of the city development with a childhood-compatible-sight might be one of the most important keys to achieve their empowerment.

To be careful about the urban spaces and their pedagogical resources so, could mean giving back to the children their freedom, their innate capability to learn by themselves and between themselves from the surrounding environment, let them able to create, invent and test the first steps of their own autonomy. If we look at how the society changed with the development of urban spaces within the last century and more, we can understand how this autonomy chance is almost missing for most of the children of the new generations ( let’s  consider also that our historical moment characterizes itself for worldwide population living the 60% in cities).

Starting to look at  the city with a focused pedagogical sight it’s for this reason a precious opportunity for me, and I would like to contribute to this program with this, mine point of view, and expecting that all the others points of view, coming from three different corners of Europe, will bring fresh ideas that I yet didn’t expect about a so much important theme concerning the our surrounding environment, that’s where we are learning, teaching, living.

 

 

 

 

 

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