Volume n.1

The first edition of Moleskine Foundation Folios is a story of our AtWork educational format and its 2018 Tour “I had a dream”: 100 participants, 100 dreams, 100 notebooks. It features the notebooks created by the young creative talents from the underprivileged communities during the Tour’s workshops in Rome, N’Djamena, Kampala and Harare.
All of them are the protagonists of “I had a dream” exhibition hosted in partnership with The Africa Center in New York in May-July 2019.
The works are in dialogue with the notebooks by the internationally renowned creative minds from the Moleskine Foundation collection, displayed at the exhibition and featured in this volume.

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Can Creativity Change the World?
The AtWork Manifesto.

The notebooks in this section tell the stories of transformation, rebirth cycles, change.

I Had a Dream
Simon Njami presenting AtWork Tour 2018 theme.

The notebooks in this section are dealing with memories, letting them go, rewriting them, honouring them, breaking them free

AtWorkers on their experience
What participants experienced in Rome, Kampala, N’Djamena and Harare.


Edited by Moleskine Foundation

Texts by
Olivia Botha, Valentina Gonzo, Uzodinma Iweala, Anna Jäger, Anita Kevin, Elena Korzhenevich, Nichakbé Mélanie, Simon Njami, Maria Sebregondi

Photos by
Ntale Bahana, Bichabe Bantola, Raffaella Carillo, Rocco Soldini, Mattia Panunzio, Unique Pictures

Art direction & design
Luca Bogoni

Chapter illustrations
Studio Pong

Special thanks to
Raffaella Guidobono for the copy and work contributing to the Moleskine Foundation Collection

Printed by
Galli Thierry

Published by
Moleskine Foundation ETS, Milan, Italy, May 2019

© Moleskine Foundation, 2019


Communication support
BBDO Milan

Legal support
Studio MMLEX

AtWork website
Paper Plane

Special thanks to all the participants of the
workshops, the partnering organizations,
and a personal thank you to

Cristiana Collu, Alessia Tobia, Judith Lenglet, Roberto Casati, Luca Dimoon, Raffaele Bellezza, Raffaella Carillo, Valentina Amenta, Barbara Valtolina, Alessia Stefanutti, Rossella Zanelli, Roberto Di Puma, Abdoulaye Abdoul Oumate, Philippe Adoum Ngariam, Martha Kazungu, Fibby Kioria, Lilian Nabutemi, George Kyeyune, Doreen Sibanda, Raphael Chikukwa, Valerie Sithole, Fiona Chimombe, Silas Matope, Berry Bickle, Kudzanai Chiurai, Fadzai Muchemwa, Tandazani Dhlakama, Dana Whabira, Nyadzombe Nyampenza.

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