Common Dreams: Flotation School
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Common Dreams:flotation school is a mobile prototype for a survival climate school, that can travel and adapt to other cities in collaborative alliances with local universities, art institutions and sustainable organizations.
The school is designed around a collective process in accordance to the four elements (air-water-earth-fire), as an attempt to rethink our notions of survival in relation to geopolitical earthly resources.
The approach is a transdiciplinare collaborative process in dialogue with art students and/ or with experts from the fields of political ecology, sustainability, economy, agriculture, holism, activism, science and architecture.
As a methodology, we propose a critical reflection on what “ pedagogy in arts” means today and can do for us, and how this approach can influence the climate political emergency.
The main topics are : education- ecology-shelter- sustainability-social-economy- resources- cosmologies
Every edition of the school has different format depending on the location and collaboration, it can take be in the format of a floating raft on the lake, or a tend in the forest, or it simply an interventions in public space or lecture and debates.
Second edition (2019) Co-produced by Contour Biennale 9, "Coltan as Cotton”, Straathoekwerk Mechelen and Klimaatneutraal Mechelen and in collaboration with Piraten van de Dijle, Mechelen
First edition (2017-18) Co-produced by Kunstencentrum Vooruit, City of Gent, Kask School of Arts, MEDS Network- "urban haven", Gent
Contribution and co- creation between 2017- 2020
founder and artistic coordinator: Maria Lucia Cruz Correia
Workshop- "Climate grief": Evanne Nowak
Workshop- "Building an island": Mark Pozlep
Workshop -" Crafting at Dusk": Ingrid Vranken
Sound Piece: Dramaturgy/text: Tineke de meyer / Sound artist: Duncan Speakman
Collaborator @ 2018: Nathalie Snauwaert
Third island: Activation: Aylin Balikci, Lucie Cellier, Zoé Gronchi, Laura Laigo, Abigaël Mackenzie, Morgane Roduit, Clara Rouge / Research phase : Capucine Bricheux, Théo Dao, Plume Ducret, Victoria Gremaud, Gyeonghwan Hwang, Alice Kiener, Julie Kueng, Thomas Lopes, Laura Matsuzaki, Olivia Porter, Jody Schnider, Romane Serez, Oxana Streit
Second island designed by Piraten van de Dijle
First Island designed by Elise Mensaert (KASK university)/Construction and activation by MEDS Network- "urban haven": Mia Martinovic, Marek Svoboda, Tastani Felisia, Sally Al-Ejeilat, Giancarlo Muñoz, Alex Curtis, Rossella Natale, Barbalat Cristina, Joanna Wirkus, Kamila Haja, Esra Oner, Almila Ovali, Steven Alejandro Whitehouse
Gent Local collaborators: KASK, DOK, Jonge Dokken, Buurderij, Thuishaven, Dokano, Noah, Boot