You need our eyes to see us

Exploring children's solidarity mindset and performance in a museum context

Authors

  • Jose Antonio Gordillo Martorell Founder & CEO Cultural Inquiry

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.57031/culcal.v2i1.16061

Keywords:

children-centred approach, solidarity, museum, cultural participation, co-creation, social sustainability

Abstract

Solidarity is a multifaceted concept often influenced by personal narratives and cultural
contexts. In some cases, it can be distorted by superficial displays, as seen in ‘solidarity-washing’
prevalent in various sectors. Breaking free from this cycle necessitates a fresh perspective. Museums
and children offer a unique avenue. A pilot initiative, conducted by the Museum of Communication
of Bern in collaboration with Cultural Inquiry, reveals that the minds of children, and in particular those
from migrant backgrounds, can offer genuine insights into authentic solidarity. Through the innovative
‘Children’s Board’ methodology, children’s unfiltered thoughts and actions illuminate a path toward a
sincerity-based, children-centric approach to solidarity, emphasizing radical vulnerability and genuine
care.

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Published

27-02-2024

How to Cite

“You Need Our Eyes to See Us: Exploring children’s Solidarity Mindset and Performance in a Museum Context ”. 2024. Culture Caleidoscoop 2 (1). https://doi.org/10.57031/culcal.v2i1.16061.