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Thinking Txoko

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The Thinking-Txoko is an innovative alternative space at the  ICOT 2015 . 

The  will be situated in the main hall of the conference and it will gather different speakers and professionals to discuss certain themes of the conference.

By being in an open space there will be more freedom and opportunities to interact, listen, ask and debate for the attendees. 


During the days of ICOT2015 we will open a "TänkBar" (a venue with thinking on the menu) in connection to interesting lectures and sessions.

In a tasty and visual environment between keynote and featured sessions , we want to help the participants to reflect on what they just have heard in presentations or experienced during workshops.

During coffee breaks and lunches, we will therefore "enhance" the usual café and restaurant environment with various visual aids and tangible thinking tools to help participants to think together while eating or taking a coffee."

50 person per session permited.

Cost: FREE

Language: English

See pdf >>> for more information.

Schedule of the presenters that we follow up in TänkBar:


Francesco Tonucci (Frato)

Francesco Tonucci is a researcher at the Institute of Science and Technology for Cognition , the Italian national research council (CNR).

He has worked in various aspects of child development with relation to school, family and the city. He has been involved in the training of teachers for both infant school and environmental
education. He is the brainchild and co ordinator of the international project "The city of children" , which has a network of over 200 member cities in Europe and South America.

For the past forty years he has been commenting on his research and activities with satirical cartoons, with the pen name of Frato. In 2003 he was named as Professor Honoris Causa of the Faculty of Education at the Catholic University of Lima (Peru), and in 2011 and honorary doctor of the Universities of La Plata and Santa Fe (Argentina). He has three children and two grandchildren Federico, 25 years and Nina, 7 years old.



Conference 1

The Use of Children's Thinking in the Transformation of Cities

Faced with the totally inadequate use of power by adults (exploitation of the environment, economic crisis, wars, social injustice, contamination of cities, disappearance of the autonomous freedom of children) Children's thinking, different and mindful of the basic needs, can be a great help when changing cities, returning them to being the meeting and exchange sites for all social groups.

Some proposals which emerged from sharing experiences with children will be presented and analysed. These proposals are related to governing cities and offer us viable alternatives with respect to crucial questions such as neighbourhood safety, health, the right to play and the right to public spaces. There will also be presented some experiences of real changes in cities that have come from children's proposals.


Conference 2

Frato, 40 years old but with the eyes of a child (´Respuestas con ojos de niño y oreja verde´)

Through a series of satirical drawings Frato will present the work of analysis and criticism of the diverse aspects of the world of boys and girls: early childhood, games, kindergarten, obligatory education, the role of the teacher, health, and the relationship between children and the city.
The cartoons show, in a satirical manner, the educational errors of adults. This will be a speech of images and, like a theatrical performance; it will give voice to various characters.

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