Relearn is a collective learning experiment with as many teachers as it has participants. It is motivated by the possibility to displace parameters of/for research, studying and learning. Read more about Relearn.
Relearn is a summerschool which welcomes persons, artists, students, teachers from all backgrounds and disciplines. Participants will gather to learn from and teach to each other, beyond the traditional paradigms of education. Relearn researches convivial, experimental and deviant methods and means in the fields of design, computing and education, challenging the normal roles and separations in them (teacher/student, developer/user, art/life…).
Free, Libre and Open Source Software plays a fundamental role at Relearn, as it facilitates a different approach to the tools we commonly use in our practices and lives. For instance, it can allow us to understand the influence that tools themselves exert on the way they are used, or the different social relations and economies that are formed between who creates and uses them. Such a questioning approach to technology feels urgent, in a time in which more and more social, political and personal issues are addressed by solely technological means.
This summer, Relearn is back in the form of a curve, transversing multiple times and spaces. Curl yourselves this summer from, to and between Rotterdam, Brussels and Paris ! Read more about the curve.
Relearn 2019 is a curve, transversing multiple times and spaces.
These would be independently organized sessions based on the urgencies and affordances of each of the participating spaces. However, there would still be a common thread throughout the series, perhaps in the form of a transversal “reroam” but also in the form of a roaming server that is passed on to each subsequent event. It is possible to attend all sessions but not required, nor the goal, it is really the intention to have self-standing events which do not depend people joining a succession of events but still share commonalities.
For the Rotterdam control point on the Relearn curve, we propose to together attend to a subject zone (*) where different digital network practices intersect. This subject zone can morph into multiple directions throughout the session. Our specific interest is in how publishing formats (**) operate with/on/through this zone.
* There are many questions in the air when we start to speak about digital infrastructures, hosters, servers, services, networks and their technical realities. Instead of picking one and diving deeper, we thought it would be more interesting to present a range and explore different vocabularies, protocols, technologies, infrastructures. We invite you to join Relearn to stretch this zone, starting from or moving towards:
** We’re curious about learning through publishing formats. The different publishing formats serve as an invitation to embed ourselves within the subject zone of digital networks. How can these formats be our morphable lenses, that we use to relearn digital networks? Starting from or moving towards:
Many sub-trajectories can emerge from here during the days, without the need of taking the same path or agreeing about vocabularies or geometries altogether.
Friday 7th June
20:00–22:00 (ongoing, no fixed starting time)
Relearn public evening program: embed yourself into Relearn
Saturday–Sunday, 8–9th June
If you would like to join this Relearn session, please send an email to email@example.com with a short motivation of your interest. We will reply to subscriptions on a regular basis, up to the 26th of May.
Our capacities allow us to have a group of 30 relearners. Our preference goes out to people that can join the whole session (Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday).
If you would like to join us only on the Friday evening, there is no need to subscribe, just come over ! :)
We will take care of a daily vegetarian lunch (please let us know about allergies or other dietary preferences). Following a tradition from previous years, we will arrange a hosting network in the city and find a place to stay for everyone. Please mention in the email if you need to be hosted or could host one or more relearners in your house.
Exploring computed layout tools.
This urgency leads us to a quite pragmatic but necessary worksession which will therefore focus on exploring other tools for making printed publications, especially computed layout tools (making layout with code). We already spotted three tools we would like to explore, but anyone is welcome to propose and experiment with other tools:
Friday 21st June
Saturday 22nd June
Participation is free of charge. If you would like to join this Relearn session, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with a short motivation of your interest. We will reply to subscriptions on a regular basis, up to the 10th of June.
Our capacities allow us to have a group of 12 relearners. Our preference goes out to people that can join the whole session (Friday, Saturday).
On Friday, there's a vegetarian canteen in the working space or many eating choices outside (the location is in the heart of Brussels). On Saturday we will take care of a vegetarian lunch (please let us know about allergies or other dietary preferences). Following a tradition from previous years, we will arrange a hosting network in the city and find a place to stay for everyone. Please mention in the email if you need to be hosted or could host one or more relearners in your house.