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Segni Mossi

location_on Rome, Italy
A rule-bending method of creative education that brings together movement and art in workshops for learners and teachers alike.
Alessandro Lumare, Segni Mossi co-founder
We are not interested in finished products. We are mainly interested in living the experience.

Alessandro Lumare, Segni Mossi co-founder

Overview

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HundrED 2018

HundrED 2019

Creativity

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Innovation Overview

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Target Group
9 100
Children/Users
25
Countries
2014
Established
Not-for-profit
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7 107
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Updated on November 24th, 2020
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What is Segni Mossi?

Creative arts are an important outlet for people of all ages, but many may fear that they are not good enough to dance or make art.

Segni Mossi aims to find interesting ways to bring the arts into education. They work to engage all kinds of learners, encourage freedom of expression without anxiety and teach valuable skills such as creativity and curiosity. 

Created in Italy by Alessandro (an illustrator) and Simona (a dancer), Segni Mossi offers workshops and training courses that blend movement with graphic art. The key focus is on workshops in public primary schools, in conjunction with Mus-e, an organization that works to promote social inclusion through arts in Rome. Segni Mossi supports several schools through weekly movement and art workshops. 

The intention of the workshops is to explore the common ground between dance and drawing. Learners of all ages are able to experience how these two languages can blend together, using a sensory approach in a non-competitive setting. The workshops focus on creating an environment that stimulates collaboration and innovation, supporting participants to overcome fears that block creativity.

Segni Mossi also runs training courses for teachers and adults all over the world, to pass on their approach to artistic education. These courses explore practical proposals for educators to implement in schools. When educators take these ideas back to learners, the focus is on working with young people to research and create art rather than teaching them.

Feedback from teachers is that this style of creative education has allowed them to see their students in a different light, especially those who may have more difficulties in the classroom. Many students seem to really enjoy learning in this way and are able to express themselves much more freely through dance and drawing.

Our current impact: 

  • 500 children in our annual public primary school workshops in Rome
  • 600 families in our one-off workshops all over the world
  • 2000 children and adults in our interactive performances in public spaces all over the world
  • 6000 adults in our 2 days training courses all over the world 

Research

HundrED Academy Review

I love that Segni Rossi runs training courses for teachers and adults all over the world and provides weekly movement and art workshops locally. That is incredibly scalable which increases its ability to be impactful worldwide.

- HundrED Academy Member

Huge fan of focusing on the creative process first, leaving room for the product to occur as a by product. This programme is unique, and truly creative.

- HundrED Academy Member
IMPACT & SCALABILITY
Learners and teachers alike develop creativity and self-confidence through experimenting, taking risks and making discoveries. Motivation, communication, and curiosity are fostered among all participants. Segni Mossi has ran dozens training courses in 25 countries. There is potential for collaboration with many different organizations and for creative programmes like this to be established.
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Achievements & Awards

November 2020
Creativity
May 2019
2000 views
November 2018
HundrED 2019
September 2017
HundrED 2018
September 2017
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Organise a workshop or training course
Segni Mossi runs workshops for students and training courses for adults, while educators can also take inspiration from Segni Mossi to start their own creative arts sessions.
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