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An intergenerational oral history project in Greece

January 25, 2019 | Kyriaki Fotiadou

“From one generation to the next”

Older peoples’ role as guardians of knowledge, traditions and skills is central in vibrant learning societies, and is recognised in one of the TOY Goals. Young children too have a role in preserving cultural histories.  In this blog post, Greek oral historian Kyriaki Fotiadou writes about a project, which connected young and old through an oral history journey.

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‘If you can talk you can sing’ – Donegal ‘Choir of Ages’ (Ireland)

November 30, 2018 |

‘If you can talk, you can sing!’ This is the motto of a new and innovative choir in Ireland that is doing a lot more than just creating a beautiful sound….

In a rural and sparsely populated area of north west Ireland, an intergenerational choir: ‘Choir of Ages’ or in the Irish language ‘Ceol le Cheile’ (Coming Together to Sing) has become a big success in the last year.

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Enriching children’s experiences with intergenerational contact from their neighbourhoods

November 8, 2018 |

“Outdoor environments of early childhood care and education (ECEC) settings have the potential of bringing young children in touch with their neighbourhoods.  If designed with this function in mind these can also become spaces of intergenerational play and learning”.

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The Tokyo playpark: a landscape for all ages

June 13, 2018 |

As part of their project “Moving Together – on the inclusion of elderly in the public space”, Danish architects Dominique Hauderowicz and Kristian Ly Serena paid a visit to the so-called Tokyo Playparks, where intergenerational encounters take place on an informal basis. Read their reflections in this blogpost.

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Reflections on ageing and what young children and older people have in common

May 1, 2018 | Nico van Oudenhoven

“I’d sincerely wish I could go back to school -I think that I would fit somewhere in eighth grade”- some reflections on ageing and what young children and older people have in common by ICDI‘s Nico van Oudenhoven.

Novelist Ursula Le Guin died on 22 January this year, at the age of 89 years. A long life, but her ideas are bound to live much, much longer.

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