The Association Atelier Yiriba
supports creative learning environments, cultural
mediation and innovative projects in Bamako to stimulate children from early
age and help young adults take control of their life with tools of craft
and creative thinking.
Atelier Yiriba is
a creative space under the big tree at the big family MallŽ
in Daoudabougou, Bamako, open on Thursdays.
Children of the neighborhood are introduced to various materials and
techniques and are inspired to develop their creativity. There is also a
small library with a reading lounge.
The space is hosted by Stini
Arn, Chakara and family
members Seitou, AmŽ and
Dougoutigi of the MallŽ
a project in progress of a learning center for design and weaving.
It started with Ousmane
Diallo who had a dream to become a
Flying8-weaver. The Flying8-loom was developed by the
German weaver Andreas Mšller, who has been teaching the construction and mechanics
of the Flying8 concept worldwide. Stini Arn has learned with him for her musical weaving
project ÇWebstall PigniaČ
in 2010. As intermediary she started constructing Flying8-looms together
with Ousmane in Daoudabougou,
Bamako in 2016.
team consists of Ousmane Diallo,
Stini Arn with the help
of Andreas Mšller Weberei
Atelier Yiriba Daoudabougou 2015 - 2018 story
Atelier Yiriba on
ApprenTissage on facebook
Managing board of Verein
Stini Arn, Franziska Koch, Habib Afsar
Atelier Yiriba Schweiz
IBAN: CH36 0900 0000 1516 8586 7
Under construction by stiniarn.ch