a very crazy trip: some considerations about words researched by childhoods

luciano bedin da costa, joelma de vargas borges, rita de cássia nunes azzolin


This paper is based on philosophical experiments carried out with students of public schools and a federal university, taking writing as a mobilizing verb for thought, learning and "very crazy trips". it presents estátuas de nuvens: dicionário de palavras pesquisadas por infâncias” e “inspiradores de mundos”, two books organized by a research-extension group focused on childhood and philosophy. from the books are extracted fragments to think the work of the childhood next to these students, to infantes writers from 2 to 95 years old. beyond a stage of life, childhood is understood here as a power of the unheard, as that which does not yet speak before so many great words. words, when researched by childhood, become potentially succulent and somewhat riskier. more than saying things, words are understood here as surface so that things can slide and with them, the world itself. writing is here assumed as a power of encounter, an event that actualizes networks of friendship and which, together with the small and great infantes writers, triggers other relations with the other and with themselves. the paper presents some photographic images that, in addition to representing or illustrating the lived experiences, intend to elicit the excursion of the sense and other derivations.


writing; childhood; philosophy in the public school; teacher training

DOI: https://doi.org/10.12957/childphilo.2018.32388


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