Anthropology For Kids redescribes essential aspects of human life in simple terms. Pointing on examples coming from the wide spectrum of different cultures it researches the existential and universal question of what it means to be human – as a kid and as an adult – in order to discover the huge diversity of how differently people live around the globe and throughout the times. In a language that is understandable and accessible for everyone it subverts the habitual perception of our lives and the lives of others, inspiring to reconsider our social beliefs and habits. It is a special format of participatory children’s and youth literature that combines social and cultural studies, contemporary art and educational programs to address important topics. Some of the topics and books we developed in cooperation with art institutions and / or public collections, others are created through exhibition or educational projects, and some art institutions, libraries and school networks use the material independently for workshops and exhibitions
Nika Dubrovsky is the author of A4kids. She started it for her son Ben, when he was 6 years old in 2008.
Nika Dubrovsky’s practice evolved from visual arts, journalism, internet culture, and publishing.
Her critical position on educational regimes led to the development and publishing of doodle books for children. Her current project Anthropology For Kids aims at creating an open educational platform with a participatory approach. Reframing crucial aspects of human life – family, money, citizenship, beauty, and alike – Anthropology For Kids seeks to deconstruct conditioned notions of how we (should) live, demonstrating the diversity of perspectives and possibilities that exist in different cultures.
Nika showed her works in deferent museums and galleries around the world. Most recently in ShowRoom (London, UK), KryakK (Krasnoyarsk, Russia).
She is publishing books with Hermitage St. Petersburg and currently working with Neue Pinakothek, Munich on a series of children’s books.
Nika Dubrovsky was born in Leningrad / St. Petersburg. She currently lives and works in Berlin
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