Art, Love, Co-Learning, and Criticality as modes of participation in society.
Feb – April 2021, with kc Buda and ‘tvier , Kortrijk
During the winter of 2021, SOL worked together with pupils and teachers from the school ‘tvier in Kortrijk on the relation between school, love and art. Can school love? And can love be taught? Where does love stop? Is love still there when we fail? Such and other questions brought us together in a process of reflection, creation and conviviality. Anecdotes, songs, sounds and thoughts that were generated in this process, found their way into podcasts created by the teachers and pupils, assisted by a tool-box of tips and ideas created by SOL.
Where can love be found in this school ?
This question led the pupils and teachers to spots in and around the building, where they remembered experiencing love during school hours. In each of those places QR codes were permanently installed. Scanning them allows anyone passing by to listen to the poscasts.
The project took place in the school building and was supported by KC Buda.
A projectweek proposed by the School Of Love
18 – 23 March 2018
Longchamps – Bertogne, Les Ardennes, Belgium
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During 18 – 23 March the School Of Love will reside in a house in the Ardennes and focus on the connection between nature, love, spirituality, politics and communality. We will decide collectively on the structure of the days, which will consist of sharing own practices and rituals or develop new ones as a group. We will eat, study and practice, take walks in the forest and around the lake during the days, sit around the fire in the evenings, spend time, waste time, alone or together, as it comes.
A part of our days will be dedicated to studying the culture, history and practices of Alevism, Alevi religion was originated in Anatolia and be can be traced back to 6000 years. Their teaching is based on three fundaments: Love, Human and Nature. The Alevi conducted non-violent, non-discriminating and earthly ways of living that influenced political and progressive movements in Turkey that act, also today, to protect the rights of all living beings.
The School Of Three Legged Love will not become a research center of Alevism, but rather a place to study how to love today, by taking love away from its hollywoodian romantic connotation and bring it into the realm of the social.