"Children as key keepers, preserving heritage"
Designer(s): 212 Fahrenheit, Netherlands
Category: Education, Professional
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Nowadays, lots of churches in Groningen are abandoned. While the churches may not be in use in their original meaning, the buildings do form a part of our collective heritage. ”Stichting Oude Groninger Kerken" is a foundation that takes care of them and struggled with the question how to give the buildings new meaning in the lives of the people in the village.
We believe we have found the answer: we gave the churches back to their most important inhabitants, the children. We literally gave them the key of the front door. And asked them to keep it. They became key keepers.
This led to an exciting game for schoolchildren, designed to educate about the history of their church in order for them to see the value of their heritage. The children have to work together in and around the church to find answers. Ultimate goal is to unlock the game church.
About the Designer/Company
212 Fahrenheit is a creative agency from Groningen, The Netherlands.