“Let’s leave the cocoon!” is first of all a cultural revolution aimed to change not only the publishing for kids, but also the way to look at the inclusion of people with disabilities in the working world that, for the moment, is based on depersonalising methods of emplyment and it is not targeted to valorise the effective individual skills.
The project is an idea of “La Lampada dei Desideri” (in English “the Genie Lamp”), an Italian volunteering Association that supports the inclusion of people with disabilities in the society, and of 11Radio, a network that has the purpose to use the communication as an integration and aggregation tool.
Since 3 years ago these 2 entities work together for surmount the disabilities through the social communication.
Through a collective writing lab for people with psychophysics disabilities (Down syndrome, autism, etc…), we broke one of the thicker wall of our society: the wall that make us believe that people with mental disabilities can’t do intellectual works.
Fabrizio- author, communication and production
Marina and Diana- creative and production secretary
We decided to transform our creative lab in a real editorial spinneret: we want to create an publishing house of books for children run by people with disabilities, supported by professionals of this sector.
1 expert of communication with several years of experience in the field of the new media
I am an expert of communication and training and since 15 years I work with the new media. I established 11Radio and I created alongside the volunteers of La Lampada dei desideri a web radio station at their office, from which started our editorial adventure. I put all my professional skills and my experience in this project, because I believe that communication is the best way to reach real social changes.
1 production responsible with several years of experience in the field of publishing
Renato Umberto Ruffino
I am a journalist and some years ago I established a comics publishing house with other friends, Prankster Comics of which I am the president. I put my expertise and my skills to achieve the goal of this project, because I believe that in the publishing field the innovation and the creativity always represent a winning means.
1 expert in social cooperation and project management
I am a sociologist and I worked in social cooperation and in the management of social and economical european projects. Since three years I co-operate with 11Radio and together with Federico, Renato, the volunteers of La Lampada dei deisideri and most of all the boys and girls that are a part of it, I embarked myself with all my expertise in this new communication and social inclusion project that brought the drafting of "Piero e il brucofarfalla".
We want to bring inside the editorial market some themes, like the disability, that are hardly present, and consequently a specific public connected to it.