Workshop: Learning (what, how, where, who, with whom)

Organizers : Lucas Devolder / Joanne Pouzenc
Collaborator : Constructlab team members
Date: 29/10/22
Time: 10.00 – 11.45 CET
Location: Germany, online

A building site is a learning site
a meeting point
a microcosm

Learning processes are a fundamental part of all Constructlab projects, or to say it with our hymn: A building site is a learning site. Learning processes do not always happen on the surface. Sometimes they result from repetition (as in our Mont Reel project), from mistakes, experimentation (as they have happened in our project Le cours de l’eau, la cour et l’eau ), from improvements and coincidences. And as always, when multiple actors work collaboratively, learning also emerges through changes in perspective, through the coming together of different experiences and expertise, through compromise. Sometimes learnings are scientific, empiric, performative, uncertain, joyful, sometimes they emerge in interaction with an object or subject (like in The Arch project). Sometimes they finish a process. Sometimes they are the beginning of a new chapter.

The starting point of our workshop will be the Atelier Collaborative, looking at some of their past endeavors and the specifics of their format (space, time, people, context). From there we will look at other Constructlab projects and try to draw parallels and connecting lines, define differences and benefit from the exchange of various positions. Aim is to come to a broader understanding on the logics, conditions and relational aspects that drive the learnings within Constructlab and to raise questions like:

• What drives learning within Constructlab’s practice, and by extension, within contemporary collaborative practices ?
• What can we learn from pedagogies and works within collaborative practices ?
• What if those pedagogies would be applied to schools?

Collaborating on this ambitious workshop will be various members of our network – so as usual we learn from each other the most and are our most influential scholars. If you want to be part of the discussion and share your own findings and reflections on the topic with us, please register here.

Learning (what, how, where, who, with whom) is part of the Workshop series that flanks the digital symposium On the network and the launch of the new digital networking platform and is supported by the Fond Soziokultur with funds from the Beauftragten der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien within the framework of NEUSTART KULTUR.