What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up? A Polar Bear!
Lasheras Mabanta, Adriana
‘The child as a state of mind, a way to see the world new’, a thesis produced at Gerrit Rietveld Academy, in which the artist argues for a reconnection with the child imagination in order to create a better future for today’s and future children: “My simple suggestion is that if we look at children as the physical representation of the future, they must be taught, cared for and listened to well, they must be better equipped to manifest futures for themselves. Adults should be teaching them to think for themselves rather than to think like them, to imagine (and therefore create) futures that are less and less an imitation of the present and past.”
This uniquely produced work is in fact a collaboration between one and the same person, as the essay is accompanied by printed and inserted drawings made by the artist as a child, each book has a different cover drawing, spiral bound, 13,5 x 12,5 cm, 72 pages, Amsterdam 2021