Children Workshop Visas to Happiness
2012
mock-passports, rubberstamps, coloured papers, paints, markers, winged canvas bags
and printed floor map
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Interactive workshop with children during the exhibition ‘To Let the World In’, Chennai
 
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The workshop was conceived with groups of 20 children at a time, in an outdoor classroom setting under a tree cover, on a large printed map of the world. The workshop involved specially produced mock-passports, within which children could design and issue ‘Visas to Happiness’ (metaphorically giving them the license to visit places imagined). The passports carried folded pages where children could make self-portraits that opened up into landscapes or a double character; they could mark their happiness quotient on specific days of the week in the speedometers provided or grade their seasonal highs and lows through the months of the year on graph paper. The last page of the passports ends with a 'Recipe for Happiness' where the kids could choose from the ingredients offered, to make their own recipe.more
 
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