Summer Program 2018
Education and/for Social Innovation: Gesturing Towards Decolonial Futures
based on the work of the “Decolonial Futures” collective http://decolonialfutures.net
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: http://decolonialfutures.net
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