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A Norwegian Perspective On Loose Parts

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When matter comes to matter: Recycling as a creative force

Nina Odegard

In this workshop I will invite you to think, work, discuss and reflect on how to work pedagogically with open-ended materials. In preparation for this workshop, have a box that you can collect materials in. Collect everything that usually goes in the bin or is recycled. These materials can be considered again and I encourage you to have aesthetics in mind.

Materials might include: buttons, capsules, reels, wine corks, pearls, keys, things used as decorations, colourful plastic lids, or materials similar to those in the images I have provided.

I am an early childhood researcher and a phd student with a strong interest in posthuman ontologies. I place my project within New Materialisms where I ask what happens to the methodology (ways of doing) if we consider more than human in the inquiry, if we acknowledge that there are other participants as well, like recycled materials, furniture, the room itself, or shadows, darkness and light or other materialities? I regard recycled materials as vibrant matter, and that they demand attention from us.

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Nina Odegard is PhD student at the Faculty of Teacher Education and International Studies at Oslo and Akershus University (HIOA), Institute of Early Childhood Education in Norway. Her PhD project is called “Aesthetic explorations of recycled materials – in light of materiality”. She arrived HIOA as Project leader at a Creative Recycle Center, and as a pedagogical supervisor for Early Childhood institutions concerning pedagogical documentation, materials, 100 languages, a.s.o, all based in a Reggio Emilia approach. She has also written a Norwegian book called “Reuse as a creative force – when matter comes to matter” where she shows how work with recycled materials can inspire to open-ended aesthetic exploration, produce new ideas, and where she also shows how competence and knowledge about recycled materials, and reuse, can raise issues about our consumption and sustainability.

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