Saturday, June 11, 2011
picture made by Rafael Ibarra 2011
right now we are working on our publication for the El Martillo Project.
From the 8th till the 17th of August we will facilitate in "Think like a forest", a workshop from the Lab of insurectionary Imagination at the Überlebenskunst-festival at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt.
The workshop´s theme is how the principles of permaculture can be integrated into art-activist practices and how to make groupprojects more ecologically sustainable and democratic at the same time. For the activist exchange, we will also visit the climate camp in the Lausitz. The camp situated at the german-polish border, is a conglomeration of different groups and initiatives, living an alternative low carbon non-hierarchical life-style, protesting against CCS (carbon capture and storage) and nuclear power. The course is free but involves an application process. For apllying, please contact us!
See whole workshop description:
Think Like a Forest: Art, Activism and Permaculture
“We may see the overall meaning of art change profoundly, from being an end to being a means, from holding out a promise of perfection in some other realm to demonstrating a way of living meaningfully in this one.”
Think Like a Forest is a free 10 day long (8th – 18th August) intensive training combining art activism tactics and skills for building ecological and deeply democratic communities. Framed by the design science of Permaculture, sometimes know as “the art of building beneficial relationships”, the course will include a trip to the climate camp and conclude with a co-created public participatory intervention during the festival. Permaculture learns from the associative, relational, cooperative nature of eco-systems and applies these values to designing social systems, the ultimate aim of the course is that participants leave having acquired the capacity to begin to think and act like a resilient and productive ecosystem.
Think Like a Forest will be facilitated by art activists John Jordan and Isabelle Fremeaux from the Laboratory of Insurrectionary Imagination together with activist permaculturist Alfred Decker. Local art activist group electic electric collective will also facilitate elements. We see learning as an active process involving the sharing of experience and reflection, participants will be expected to approach the course with a spirit of co-creation and adventure.
Course is free but involves an application process.
Logo climate camp:
Laboratory of Insurrectionary Imagination
Lausitz climate camp
Posted by R2D2 at 11:50 AM