• gileslane

Republic of Learning 9: Creating a Reciprocal System

Updated: Mar 4


Our next Republic of Learning event will be on Wednesday February 2nd at 6pm London time. We will be hosting it online – using zoom.us. Facilitators: Dr Rachel Jacobs (artist, researcher) and Giles Lane (artist, researcher).


A workshop combining craft making, scientific data, intimacy, observation and stories to bring people together to imagine a human-made reciprocal and sustainable system that connects us back to the Earth's own dynamic system (hydrosphere, geosphere, atmosphere, biosphere).


All Welcome, please book a free place via Eventbrite


Zoom Link


Theme : Creating A Reciprocal System

AI, robots, driverless cars – machines that enable us to have “frictionless" lives and “satisfy" our every needs and dreams... What would a system look like that relies on reciprocity, sharing and gifting rather than ease, desire and consumption?

What is a reciprocal system?

This workshop will combine artistic and craft-based making to explore what a system of resilience, co-operation, re-enchantment and intimacy might be. It will bring together learning from previous sessions and work with the Earth's planetary system (Atmosphere, Geosphere, Hydrosphere and Biosphere) to create a model for this new reciprocal system.

Materials that will help you make your reciprocal system:

  • paper and/or card, pens, pencils, scissors

  • any other craft or art materials you might have to hand (fabrics, string, newspaper, plasticine, paints etc…)


The workshop is free and will take place online on Zoom.

Documentation

We have created a booklet documenting the workshop, which can be viewed online or downloaded, printed out and made up into a paper booklet.