Education and/for Social Innovation: Gesturing Towards Decolonial Futures (Summer Program 2018 )

Summer Program 2018

Education and/for Social Innovation: Gesturing Towards Decolonial Futures

based on the work of the “Decolonial Futures” collective

30 July to 3 August 2018 (arrival on 29 July)

In this experiential and intellectual living /learning space participants will explore the edges of their ideas/prototypes for social change and unlock “adjacent possibilities” in their own contexts of practice.

Through symbolic, embodied, intellectual, sensorial and dream work,  this program will engage participants in learning experiments and inquiries that can mobilize practices of being, belonging, and imagination that gesture beyond the language and limits of modernity. 

We envisage this as a space where everyone can:

  • step back, look at the bigger picture and “dig deeper”

  • be sensitized to different understandings and experiences of wellbeing, fairness and global justice

  • clarify, test and unpack assumptions and the implications of ideas without fear of judgment

  • acquire/develop languages/vocabularies to name and productively host tensions, conflict, and paradoxes

  • form relationships not mediated by knowledge, identity or understanding

  • engage with difficult questions without relationships falling apart

  • become comfortable with improvisation and the discomfort of facing fears, contradictions and projections

  • find peace and strength in vulnerability


In preparation, participants are encouraged to read the pedagogical and cartographic experiments available at: 

Participants are expected to arrive on 29 July in Podlehnik, Slovenia. The program will start at 9 am and finish at 6 pm on Monday, Wednesday and Friday and at 10 pm on Tuesday and Thursday. A visit to the Pachamama center and lake is planned for Friday, 3 August.

More information HERE