The power of stories
Ever since I was small, I’ve loved stories. My parents read many stories to my sister and me. We went to the theatre and the cinema a lot, and visited many exhibitions. When I was at secondary school, I focused on passing on stories to others: I worked on film shoots; I published a cultural magazine and even worked as the manager of a contemporary art gallery.
Then, when I was 20 years old, the world stopped for a moment at an exhibition: I saw a group of children standing on tiptoe, mouths agape, staring at a mask behind the glass. It wasn’t the mask that interested me, but the group of kids whispering with real curiosity and excitement. Suddenly, all the experience I had gained in other areas made sense and it became clear what I should do with my life. It was in children, that I saw the promise of the future and I considered working for them and in their interests a really noble task.
I’ve been combining education with story-like narratives and developmental games for years, preparing educational travelling exhibitions and digital apps for children. Now my colleagues and I are working on interactive storybooks. Yes, I’m still just as interested in stories as I was as a child.
I always try to work with people, who still have a child within, and are not afraid to show this part of themselves.