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Little Inventors: From Artistic Method to Global Brand

O'Hara, Suzy (2019) Little Inventors: From Artistic Method to Global Brand. In: Art Hack Practice Critical Intersections of Art, Innovation and the Maker Movement. Routledge, New York, pp. 108-120. ISBN 9780815374916

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Little Inventors inspires and encourages children to build creative confidence and develop a lifelong passion for creativity, problem-solving and imaginative play through invention. We fuse the limitless imagination of children with professional ‘“making’’ practices drawn from the arts, industry and the DIY Maker Movement, showcasing children’s ideas in physical and online exhibitions globally. In this chapter, I will analyse the context, drivers and trajectory of two distinct Little Inventors projects, INVENTORS! and Little Miss Inventor Challenge, via the lens of the inventions that have been imagined by our little inventors and turned into real objects by our Magnificent Makers. In so doing, I hope to offer some insights into how and why we do what we do and what we have learnt so far.

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Depositing User: Suzy O'Hara


Item ID: 17351
Identification Number: 10767
ISBN: 9780815374916
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Date Deposited: 27 Feb 2024 09:15
Last Modified: 27 Feb 2024 09:30