Relearn 2019

Relearn curved

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.

·Rotterdam

Date
7th–9th June 2019
Location
Varia - Gouwstraat 3, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Initiator
Varia
Contact
info@varia.zone

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.


Programme

Friday 7th June
20:00–22:00
Relearn public evening program: embed yourself into Relearn

Saturday–Sunday, 8–9th June
10:00–18:00
Relearn sub-zone-trajectories

Participation

If you would like to join this Relearn session, please send an email to info@varia.zone 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 ! :)

Hosting

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.

·Brussels

Date
21st–22nd June 2019
Location
Hacktiris - Rue Paul Devauxstraat 3, Brussels, Belgium
Initiator
OSP
Contact
registration@relearn.be

Exploring computed layout tools.

Since 2013, several initiatives have been experimenting with making printed publications using HTML/CSS/Javascript with the help of CSS regions. This feature is necessary to produce multi-paged publications and since its removal from Blink (2014) and in WebKit (2017), users are trapped with old versions of WebKit. Sticking to older version is still viable today but for how long?

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:

Flat
A Python library made to draw graphics but also designed to produce multi-paged PDFs.
Sile
A contemporary rewriting of the TeX mastodon.
paged.js
A Javascript polyfill of CSS official specs for printed documents.

Programme

Friday 21st June
10:00–18:00

  • Short introduction of tools
  • Choose your tool and have fun with it!

Saturday 22nd June
10:00–18:00

  • Continuation of the exploration
  • Show/tell/criticize

Participation

Participation is free of charge. If you would like to join this Relearn session, please send an email to miam@osp.kitchen with a short motivation of your interest. We will reply to subscriptions on a regular basis, up to the 15th 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).

Hosting

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.

·Paris

EN
Date
06–08 septembre 2019
Lieu
La Générale - 14 Avenue Parmentier, 75011 Paris, France
Organisateurs
Anne Laforet et Quentin Juhel
Contact
registration@relearn.be

Relearn est une expérience d’apprentissage et de recherche collectifs avec autant d'enseignant·es que de participant·es. Relearn est un réseau d'artistes, de designers, d'enseignant⋅es, de programmeur⋅euses, de praticien·nes et/ou de curieux ⋅ses qui se rassemblent pour re-imaginer des formes de pédagogie, de création, de partage autour d'outils numériques libres. L'horizontalité, la transdisciplinarité et la diversité des approches et des pratiques sont au cœur des sessions de Relearn.

Cet été, Relearn est de retour sous la forme d’une courbe, traversant des temps et espaces multiples. Cet été, après les sessions de Rotterdam et Bruxelles, la courbe s'arrête à Paris du 6 au 8 septembre.

Nous vous proposons de venir expérimenter ensemble avec le serveur local de Relearn qui voyage entre chacune des sessions. Nous nous intéresserons à plusieurs pistes de réflexions concernant les serveurs et les enjeux sociaux, techniques, artistiques, affectifs... Nous souhaitons ré-interroger ce que l'on entend par serveur, sa place dans l'apprentissage et la recherche, ainsi que les modes de co-existence et d'échange. Nous vous invitons à venir prendre soin de ce dispositif à partir des enjeux de :

  • pratiques artistiques collaboratives en ligne : pratiques artistiques collaboratives en ligne : dessin, texte, image, interaction, etc
  • modes de publication et de transmission, en particulier le Web 2 print
  • maintenance, administration système, care et travail reproductif
  • codes de conduite, modération
  • physicalité des serveurs
  • représentations
  • écologie et serveurs
  • serveurs locaux, fédérés, féministes, etc.

Programme

Relearn a lieu à La Générale - 14 Avenue Parmentier, 75011 Paris, France

Vendredi 6 septembre — 18h → 22h
Table-rondes de présentation des pistes de réflexions et échanges
Ouvert à tou·tes, participant·es ou non à Relearn
Bar sur place

Samedi 7 septembre — 10h → 18h (possibilité de rester plus tard)
Dimanche 8 septembre — 10h → 18h
séances de travail collectives, par petits groupes, en parallèle
18h ménage collectif
Gratuit sur inscription à registration@relearn.be avant le 25 août

Participation

Si vous souhaitez participer à cette session de Relearn, merci d'envoyer un email à registration@relearn.be avec quelques mots sur le(s) axe(s) qui vous intéressent. La date limite d'inscription est le 25 août.
Nous pouvons accueillir une cinquantaine de participant·es pendant la totalité de Relearn (vendredi soir, samedi et dimanche). Le vendredi soir est ouvert à toute personne intéressée par les thématiques de Relearn et si vous ne souhaitez venir que ce soir-là, ce n'est pas nécessaire de s'inscrire.

Accueil, hébergement

Nous prenons en charge un déjeuner végétarien samedi et dimanche (merci de nous dire si vous avez des allergies ou intolérances).

En continuité des éditions précédentes de Relearn, nous mettons en place un réseau d'hébergement pour loger les participant·es non loca·les. Merci de mentionner dans votre email si vous avez besoin d'être logé·e ou si vous pouvez loger un·e ou plusieurs participant·es.

Merci d'apporter une prise multiple.

La session parisienne de Relearn est intiée par Anne Laforet et Quentin Juhel, en discussion avec d'autres participant·es, en particulier issu·es de Relearn, Prepostprint et le Reset.

FR
Date
06–08 September 2019
Location
La Générale - 14 Avenue Parmentier, 75011 Paris, France
Initiators
Anne Laforet and Quentin Juhel
Contact
registration@relearn.be

Relearn is a collective learning experiment with as many teachers as there are participants. Relearn is a network of artists, designers, teachers, programmers, practitioners and/or curious minds coming together to re-imagine pedagogical forms, creation, sharing around the concept of free software tools. During Relearn, we experience together horizontality, transdisciplinarity, diversity of approaches and practices.

This summer, Relearn is back in the form of a curve, passing through multiple times and spaces. This summer, after Rotterdam, Brussels, the curve will reach Paris from September 6-8.

You are invited to come and experiment with the local Relearn server that travels between each session of the curve. Our interests are focused on several threads around servers and the social, technical, artistic, affective issues around them. We propose to re-examine what we understand as servers, their place in learning and research, as well as modes and ways of co-existence and exchange with and via them. You will have the possibility to come and take care for this device meanwhile addressing the following issues :

  • online collaborative art practices : drawing, text, image, interaction, etc
  • modes of publication and transmission, more specifically Web 2 print
  • maintenance, system administration, care and reproductive work
  • codes of conduct, moderation
  • physicality of servers
  • representations
  • ecology and servers
  • local, federated, feminist servers...

During Relearn sessions, we challenge our ways of learning, exchanging and experimenting through feminist, open, inclusive pedagogies together.

English, French, and languages in between, are spoken at Relearn. Participants will work in small groups, in parallel sessions.

You are welcome to bring your own resources for discussions.


Programme

Relearn will take place at La Générale - 14 Avenue Parmentier, 75011 Paris, France

Friday September 6th — 18h → 22h
Round-tables to present threads for discussion and exchange
Open to everybody, Relearners and Non-relearners

Saturday September 7th — 10h → 18h (or more)
Sunday Septembre 8th — 10h → 18h
parallel work sessions in small groups
18h collective cleaning
Free of charge upon writing to registration@relearn.be before August 25th.

Participation

To take part of this Relearn session, please send an email to registration@relearn.be with a few words describing your interests for the session. The application deadline to apply is August 25th.
Our capacities allow us to welcome a group of 50 relearners for the entire session (Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday).
For only Friday evening participation, subscribing is unnecessary, just come and join us as is! :)

Hosting

A daily vegetarian lunch is provided (please let us know about allergies or other dietary requirements). 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 at your home.

Please bring a power strip.

Relearn Paris session is initiatied by Anne Laforet et Quentin Juhel, in collaboration with other participants, specifically from Relearn, Prepostprint and le Reset.

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