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Alexander Lihl - Projects with Kids

Alexander Lihl is well known for his colorful sculptures and art projects with kids. His intention is to give young people a chance to decide what their immediate environment should look like. So Alexander co-operates with authorities and companies planning playgrounds, schools, kindergartens, or youth clubs. In the planning stage young people (the users-to-be) are invited to participate in workshops to design buildings, sculptures or equipment for playgrounds. Then authorities/companies, the artist and the young people decide together which ideas to realize. Private and public funds are raised to finance the projects. Finally kids and teenagers living in the neighborhood, social workers, parents and teachers work together with Alexander to realize the designs on the spot. There can be no doubt that activities like this further young people`s self-confidence, community spirit and identification with their environment.

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