Saturday August 25, 2012, Adelaide
Professor Carla Rinaldi is acclaimed worldwide for her inspirational speaking and writing related to the educational project of Reggio Emilia, Northern Italy. Carla is currently the President of both Reggio Children and Malaguzzi Centre Foundation. She is also an elected councilor of the Municipality, and a Professor at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia. Carla worked closely with Loris Malaguzzi, philosopher and founder of the Reggio Emilia Educational Project, from 1970 until 1994, and was the first pedagogical coordinator. She later became a consultant to Reggio Children, the organisation established by the Municipality to manage the relationship between the Municipality and the world.
REAIE is delighted that Carla Rinaldi accepted the invitation of the Government of South Australia to be one of their Thinkers in Residence during 2012. Carla also accepted the invitation of REAIE, in collaboration with the Adelaide network group, to be a speaker and catalyst at an Australian-wide Conference in Adelaide. The aim of the Conference was to challenge and provoke our thinking in realising children’s rights and potentials in both senses of the word and to acknowledge the accompanying responsibilities that this knowledge demands.