Wie funktioniert Glück?
Risography with 5 colors
Contemporary schoolbooks in Mathematics, the "neutral" domain, appear to still contain many clichés of gender, family, race, and living environments. The idea was to develop a schoolbook together with children in Kreuzberg, which instead represents the everyday reality and diversity of the kids. The outcome is a book that creates a general openness, and gives space to the children and their teachers for inventing own stories and tasks. Simultaneously the book reduces its amount of information by following a very clear graphic design, which makes it easy to be overviewed and reduces the border to engage with it.
This "schoolbook" is the outcome of the project "Mathegestalten", an interdisciplinary project by Ellen Nonnenmacher (artist), Markus Schega (school director) and me (designer) — and the children of the Nürtingen Schule Berlin Kreuzberg. It was supported by the Fonds für Kulturelle Bildung Berlin.