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  • Transbook. Questioning the digital switch.

    transbook-articoloThe coming of the digital dimension in the world of children literature, and specifically in the one of picture books, questions the experiences with which the book is read, used, promoted. Transbook – Children’s Literature on the Move is a project that studies these transformations, and in particular those involving the role of narrators through images. How does the role of the illustrator change when challenged by new digital “spaces”? How did the artistic activity change in the switch from paper to digital supports?

    For the occasion of Bologna Children’s Book Fair 2016, a series of talks dedicated to the exchange of experiences and reflections with some professionals of the illustration world will try to answer these questions. The guests will be Christoph Niemann, multiawarded German illustrator, Clé Dieudonné, artist mentioned at BRAW 2016, and the Italian publisher Minibombo.

    The series of talks is promoted by European project Transbook – Children’s Literature on the Move.

    Schedule of the talks:


    Monday, 4th April, 10.00 AM, Conference Room (Pavillion 32) – A talk with Christoph Niemann

    Christoph Niemann, a versatile author, whose work extends its range at 360 degrees in the field of illustration, explains his approach to narration through digital media, starting with his experience with Petting Zoo, and continuing with CHOMP, both apps created for Fox and Sheep digital publisher.

    Moderator: Ilaria Tontardini (Hamelin Cultural Association)

    Organized by Goethe-Institut.

    Tuesday, 5th April, 2.00 PM, Suite Room (Service center: First floor) – A talk with Silvia Borando

    Silvia Borando is a member of the group of authors that gave birth to Minibombo in 2013, a small but innovative publisher, working both on paper and on digital apps. Despite the young “age”, Minibombo already earned different nominations and awards for its products. In this talk, Silvia is going to explain Minibombo philosophy and approach to storytelling.

    Moderator: Emilio Varrà (Hamelin Cultural Association)

    Wednesday, 6th April, 1.00 PM, Digital Cafè (Pavillion 32) – A talk with Cléa Dieudonné

    Which are the similarities and the differences when you work on paper and on “screen”? Cléa Dieudonné will explain how she created and developed Le Mégalopole (L’Agrume, 2015), a project that moulds together two souls: a book that unfolds and becomes three meters long, and an app. She will also talk of the adaptation of Avec quelques briques by Vincent Godeau (L’Agrume, 2014), a pop-up book transformed in digital form.

    Moderator: Ilaria Tontardini (Hamelin Cultural Association)

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