COMMON DREAMS SCHOOL
Third edition Common dreams School: MOVING APART TOGETHER
What kind of schools do we need as a gesture of care for the planetary? How can we form artistic and scientific alliances in creating learning spaces? How autonomous self-organized learning spaces, and pedagogies can help students shift our unsustainable present?
From February to August 2020, Common Dreams Flotation School collaborated with far° Nyon and students of Head-Genève, to imagine an autonomous school for collective, experimental pedagogy focus on climate emergency, earth wisdom, survival and artistic gestures to activate geo-political and cosmo-radical education.
The school was set in a forest, during a dystopian phase of our lives, covid 19 pandemic, so we had to adapt and re imagine twice the pedagogical program and architecture of the school.
During five days of activation, the school became a communal place for students, artists, biologists, witches, divers, activists, philosophers, economists, police, city council, journalists, art critics (…) A transdisciplinary exchange in the format of workshops, lectures, numerous discussions and embodied experiences as singing, eating, snorkeling, listening, contemplating, playing a climate card game, reading tarot, activating, rebelling and restoring. But also a moment to reconnect, restore hare emotions, resilience and active responses with the natural habitats. But also a moment to reconnect, restore hare emotions, resilience and active responses with the natural habitats.
Coordination Maria Lucia Cruz Correia / Conception : Aylin Balikci, Lucie Cellier, Zoé Gronchi, Laura Laigo, Abigaël Mackenzie, Morgane Roduit, Clara Rouge / Production : far° Nyon / co production : HEAD–Genève
/ Guests - Activation of the school during far° Nyon 2020 (chosen by the students in collaboration with far° Nyon team)
Air: Laurie Frank, Tarot reader and tattoo artist
Water: Olivier Goy, in charge of the program Association for the Safeguarding of Lake Geneva ASL and / Biologist Michel Bucher / Diane Maitre, Aquatic Biologist and François Lefort, professor-researcher in applied Molecular Biology
Earth :Yves Menétrey, Ornithologist / Mònica Serlavós, Director of the Zoein Foundation, Doctor of Environmental Sciences
Fire : Rodan Bury, occupational therapist and David Laou, computer engineer and entrepreneur, members of Extinction Rebellion Suisse
/ Guest·s – research phase February: ( chosen by Maria Lucia in collaboration with far° Nyon team)
Water: Lake Geneva, an ecosystem hosting a biodiversity of aquatic spe- cies. Air : Pierre Kunz, in charge of air purification at the Department of air Noise and Non-Ionising Radiation of OCEV- Office cantonal de l’environnement Genève.
Earth : Paola Tosolini, professor of architecture and sustainable materials at HEPIA. Fire : Mathilde Captyn, member of the party’s Green committee and head of the Glacier Initiative campaign (https://gletscher-initiative.ch/fr/).
and Hannah Entwisle Chapuisat, co-founder of Displacement Journeys, a project aimed at stimulating artistic responses to climate agendas in govern- mental decisions.