Children see things differently. They are naturally unbiased, honest and they stick to their view without trying to sugarcoat it. On Point is a project that has been carried out together with class 3A of Basel’s primary school Insel. In four workshops held in summer 2015, the children engaged themselves with the topic of design at various levels. The children were confronted with visual, verbal and tactile techniques to define tangible and intangible values for themselves and also communicate these to others.
Their thoughts and ideas will be displayed within the exhibition at Depot Basel. Amongst other things, the children will explain what design and values mean to them. The outcomes of the workshops will be presented as photos, drawings, videos and objects.
The project shows how important it is to trust one’s intuition and to also look at things from an unbiased, almost naïve perspective from time to time. It is a concept of Depot Basel conducted by the designers Veronika Gombert and Eva Feldkamp.
The project is part of and also supplement to Depot Basel’s “Forum for an Attitude“ and is substantially based on the exhibition. A new and collective platform for adults and children will be formed. In the open workshops we invite the guests to interchange perspectives on things, values and the world.