COMMON DREAMS - FLOTATION SCHOOL - Wednesday Workshops - Maria Lucia Cruz Correia
You are kindly invited to participate in COMMON DREAMS SCHOOL, a series of weekly Wednesday workshops in May with Maria Lucia Cruz Correia and previous participants of the school: Steven Desanghere, Melanie Ganino, Delphine Mertens, Vitalija Povilaityte-Petri and Sarah Drapeau.
04/05, 11/05, 18/05, 25/05 from 10 am — 4 pm (with lunch), Maakleerplek Leuven, Stapelhuisstraat 13 – 15, inscription needed through this link
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The recent Covid-19 pandemic and the planetary emergency is no longer an imagined concept of survival, it has become part of our lives. Daily we are in contact with the loss of a river, with the disappearance of a forest or a space dear to us. How can we move and cope within this entangled mess and find our strength in gestures of reciprocal care with the more than human world?
During four sessions taking place every time in a different location, the Common Dreams School interweaves our dreams and experiments with survival tools as proposals to adapt to the newness and the unknown that we are facing. Throughout these series of communal experiments and hands-on rituals and magical activism we will focus on resilient tools dealing with mental care, modes of kinship, mourning of damaged landscapes and environmental justice.
During the gatherings, we will set an intention to experiment with different methods, as an alchemic transformative process, using new dialogues and vocabulary to resist, reconnect and act.
Each session is activated by the energy of the four elements (fire- air-earth- water), as an alignment process with the geopolitical and terrestrial cosmology. Therefore, each session will take place in situ, in a different environment, in the forest, by the river or immersed in a damaged landscape.
The following series will be a special edition of the school. It is an attempt to create a “sharable process” between editions. Therefore, it will have the format of a “confluence”, between the previous participants of the school developed last year in collaboration with Cifas and new participants.
For whom is this call?
Common dreams is a multidisciplinary school, open for ‘thinkers, doers, performers, researchers, enthusiasts, scientists, biologists, artists, lawyers, economists, activists science, biology, hydrology, environmental law, activism, economics, climatology and anyone interested in ecology.
First edition (2017−18) in collaboration with Voo?uit Kunstencentrum, City of Gent, Kask school of Arts and Urban Meds
Second edition (2019) in collaboration with Contour biennale 9, “Coltan as Cotton”, Straathoekwerk Mechelen and Piraten van de Dijle
Third edition (2020) in collaboration with far° Nyon and Head School of Arts.
Fourth edition (2020−21) in collaboration with CIFAS, Brussels