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Relearn 2015, call for participation!

June 14, 2015 Uncategorized / Leave a reply

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.
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.
In continuation with the previous editions, Relearn will research 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…).

On the website you can find additional information on some of the topics and sessions that will be part of the summerschool.

You are welcome to join Relearn from the 20th of August till the 25th. It will take place in Bruxelles, at Zinneke (

To participate, please send an e-mail to before July 1st, including a few lines about your interest in the summer school, what you want to bring, what you hope to find.

Exquisite Corpse

The first piece in this series was written and then sent to the next contributor, and each subsequent person was only allowed to read what the person prior to them had written.

Looking outwards, what are the boundaries of gendered inclusion and exclusion in digital spaces? Looking inwards, who are the ‘we’ of cyberfeminism? Who participates? How should they participate?

Histories of the Feminist Server(s) is a contribution to Lady Justice (“Reconsidering gender and technology in the age of the distributed network”), a feature for New Criticals (“New criticism of all that exists”), produced by Tamsyn Gilbert. With: Steph Alarcon, Christina Dunbar-Hester, Seda Gurses, Jara Rocha, Femke Snelting, Sophie Toupin.

Support de Fortune

[W]hat then, would become of it — this context — if transferred? — if translated? Would it not rather be traduit (traduced) which is the French synonyme, or overzezet (turned topsy-turvy) which is the Dutch one? 1

SdF-1aprilThis month, Kristien Van den Brande installed her research Support de Fortune in the vitrine of Recyclart, Brussels.

“How do supports of writing — a book or a single piece of paper, pencils, typewriters or internet pages — work on our thoughts? How do ‘chance supports’ (a train ticket, the back of an envelope, the margin of a book) challenge common ideas and practices of archiving, binding, displaying, reproducing, translation?”

With Jonathan Lahey Dronsfield, Nick Thurston we contributed artist talks and performative readings, adding to the rich collection of material (books, references, ideas) that Kristien had brought together. It was a welcome opportunity to revisit many familiar themes, an occasion for a re-take of A Romance of Many Dimensions and a first try-out of Technical Writing.

The filing cabinet and other stories

May 29, 2011 Uncategorized

[Merz Akademie Stuttgart] Dealing with database forms, filing-cabinets and Resource Description Frameworks, archivists carefully prepare objects before they can enter the archive. This talk knits together snapshots of archival work, zooming in on the specialist tools that support such a process of fitting, the serial micro-decisions which ultimately define any collection.

Emma Woodhouse, handsome, clever

November 2, 2009 Uncategorized

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Puerto Kookboek

April 15, 2009 Uncategorized

Elke week eten de bewoners van Puerto samen een 3-gangenmaaltijd die een vrijwilliger voor een budgetprijs kookt. Voor dit kookboek kozen we favoriete gerechten en maken er illustraties bij. (i.s.m. Yi Liang)



January 1, 2008 Uncategorized

Een performatieve lezing die aan de hand van kookboeken, manuals en magische formules de parallel tussen code en recepten onderzoekt.