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25th March 20212 Comments

On the mapping of new ways of learning

As we started our journey with the search for new ways of learning, we have been #mapping our way through our fields of #education in relation to #art, #urbanism, and #social_justice from various cities located mainly in Greece, Spain, Moldova, Turkey but also looking around our #edges for more. In these last weeks of winter, we have been taking turns, twice a week, presenting our proposals of initiatives in their historical, political, and economical context, and finding out the common points in these different formations.

We have mapped and discussed 31 initiatives so far and have proceeded to actually put them on a map via the different #classifications we assigned to them through our research. We asked each other things like: “What are the topics that are ignored in our countries? Is there a way of engaging with our #environment more physically while we learn things? Are there different ways of perceiving one topic? Do we learn how to discuss in our schools? Can art facilitate learning while expressing through it?”

We are now building a methodology based on consensus between us, proposing to each other, being inspired by other member’s choices that move us as individuals and as a group to look at different corners of our fields of interest, knowledge, filters, bubbles and experiences.

We will be continuing to share our thoughts and steps of this journey so we can transform our research into the production of an online platform of video interviews with these initiatives and materials from our #mapping.

Join us in #learning_through_our_cracks across our borders!


16th February 20212 Comments

On the search of new ways of learning

A group of artists, designers, educators and citizens that came together as Permaculture Solidarity out of a wider group of people from Spaces for Solidarity, we, Iris Diaz Carrasco, Liana Kuyumcuyan, Theo Prodromidis and Vladimir Us, have decided to research the activity of organisations and initiatives that work in solidarity and introduce learning spaces that are developed bottom-up, according to their #local_needs.

Located on the edges and in-betweens of Europe, we want to highlight the differences and similarities of our locales, to create an archive of solution-making by focusing on the topic of #education in relation to #art and #urbanism. The initiatives and organisations we are #mapping are non-governmental organisation or informal structures that are working with #active_citizenship and we are trying to build new connections and provide space for visibility, both in their locality and internationally.

In our turbulent times, we are standing up for the value of creating #relationships and exchanging experiences between spaces and people that have already offered #solutions and ones who are actively building new ones.

We are inviting you to keep an eye on this blog space, to follow our research into the production of an online platform of video interviews with these initiatives and materials from our mapping.

Join us in #learning_through_our_cracks and across our fields, mountaintops and seas!