VALERIE VAN LEERSUM

artist based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

DREAMFACTROIES

Workshop with children from Moengo, Suriname

During our stay in Moengo, we worked with the children tree times a week at the Tembe arts studio and in the littele villages in the nabourhood. The childerne have given shape to their ideal home, thought about transport and worked on dream factories. In connection with the closure of the bauxite factory, we want to invite children to think about what they want to add to their environment.

During the workshops, the children learned to draw their ideas and build in the third dimension from residual material that was collected on site. They have carved and sawn independently. They have learned to cooperate and have come into a conract with thinking about a future.

In the end, all the work has been put together to form a scale model and plan of a Dream Moengo.