Forging Stories & IMLYA
Interactive Museum of Languages for Young Audiences
Put your language explorer hats on and delve into the adventure as pirates do! The journey will be led by artist and main piratess Alexandra Gogan, who’s set on building stories, conquering new languages with word games (and beyond!) and, most importantly, unleashing your seeker’s mindset.
Continue the pirate quest at the Interactive Museum of Languages for Young Audiences (IMLYA). IMLYA is an exhibition where children have the opportunity to interact with language-based sculptures inspired by linguistic artefacts, signs, pictographs, and alphabets. By engaging with the art exhibit, children will develop an understanding of other languages and cultures and unlock their creative potential. You will find IMLYA in the Library from February 11th.
Meet the artist
Alexandra Gogan is a Romanian writer based in Dublin with a background in theatre and the performing arts. Her experience working with young audiences ranges from humble beginnings as a Disney Princess impersonator to an actor in children’s plays, workshop facilitator and co-founder and creator of “Bibabo”- an independent theatre company that aimed to produce quality art experiences for children in kindergarten and primary school.
Recently worked with Super Paua as a writer and performer, developing a short multilingual audio story that delves into Romani and Romanian heritage, explores grief in multiple languages and celebrates the cultural diversity of Dublin’s public transportation system. Currently writing ‘’A man, a dog and a goose’’ and ‘’Mister Tonohashi and The Missing Cat’’, the first in a series called ‘’The Thomas Thorne Files’’.
IMLYA was commissioned by South Dublin Creative Ireland programme as part of Cruinniú na nÓg 2021, and it was co-funded by Languages Connect.
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