Disobedient Art School: Training for Trainers
Fossil Free Culture NL in collaboration with Veem House
Fossil Free Culture NL and Veem House for Performance are excited to announce a 3-day training for trainers at the intersection of art and activism, guided by Jay Jordan and Isa Fremeaux (Laboratory of Insurrectionary Imagination). This highly unique workshop is for artists, activists, facilitators – or anyone with an interest in harnessing artistic practice for collective action that intervene in systems of oppression.
The Disobedient Art School is looking to train people in becoming trainers (a person who trains groups to develop skills, tools and methods that foster social change) for creative and effective organization and action. The school fosters disobedient art, the blend between disruptive and aesthetic practices, between radical politics and imagination, to open up other places of power that challenge the status quo through collective creativity. This three-day workshop is an ideal space to try out and share different training techniques as well as to better understand the functions of a trainer. The workshop will teach methods on how to blend art and activism; how actions can be poetic and aesthetically irresistible and how art can be more effective and affective for meaningful change. The workshops will cover topics such as decision making (during the preparation of an action and during the action itself), role allocation, and creative tactics as well as put you in contact with people directly involved in collective actions utilizing artistic means. Games and permaculture methods will be utilized to create trust, understand collective processes and reflect on how to use our most powerful selves to transform reality.
The T4T is group-centered, it builds upon participants’ own experience to introduce new content and help the group access their own wisdom. This approach deepens learning in the training and also cultivates resources for people to access long after the training is over.
4 February 2022
10:00 — 18:00
5 February 2022
10:00 — 18:00
6 February 2022
10:00 — 18:00
Price: €35 (students/stadspas/cjp) / €45 (regular)
Capacity: 20 people
Location: Veem House for Performance (Amsterdam)
Application deadline: January 20th
COVID-19: We hope that Dutch regulations will have been loosened by February and that we’re able to host these workshops. Please note that if we are allowed to open our doors that we will need to scan your QR-code.
About Disobedient Art School
This training is part of the activities of The Disobedient Art School; a new educational platform initiated by Fossil Free Culture NL. The Disobedient Art School is an evolving, co-created curricular framework for collective learning through art practices and processes that intervene in systems of oppression. The Disobedient Art School understands disobedience as the intersection between decolonial praxis and strivings that undo the conditions that built the current crises.
Throughout 2022, the School will offer further training’s, workshops, and courses. The T4T (training for trainers) is their first training and hopes to inspire activists and artists to get involved in the school’s processes.
Fossil Free Culture NL is a collective of artists, activists, researchers and critics working at the intersection of art and climate activism. Founded by Teresa Borasino and Daniela Paes Leao. The Disobedient Art School is co-conspired with Talissa Soto, Ying Que, Hodan Warsame, David Limaverde, Nuraini Juliastuti and Paula Chaves Bonilla.
Who is this for?
This training is for artists, activists, facilitators. Perhaps you are already participating in organizations or activist movements, or are curious in activism but you haven’t taken steps yet in materializing that curiosity. People with an interest in staying connected with the Disobedient Art School is desired, however it is not obliged.
About Isa Fremeaux
Isa Fremeaux (she/her) is an educator, facilitator and author. She grew up in France before moving to London, where she worked as a freelance journalist, French teacher and administrator of a community arts company, while completing a PhD thesis on the concept of community. She became a Senior Lecturer in Media and Cultural Studies at Birkbeck College-University of London (UK) where she worked for 10 years, before leaving academia to embrace freedom and collective life.
Engaged in social movements for almost 20 years, she had facilitated assemblies gathering several hundred people, co-organised international mobilisations and climate camps, trained thousands of people to reinvent modes of disobedience…
Her passion is to explore collective dynamics and all the ways in which these can be made more fruitful and joyful, notably through popular education and rituals. She happily shares her skills to support and accompany various collectives, groups and associations in their development. Isa lives on the zad in Notre-Dame-des Landes, with JJ, and co-facilitates the Laboratory of Insurrectionary Imagination.
About Jay Jordan
Jay (formerly John) Jordan or JJ (he/they) is labelled a “Domestic Extremist” by the UK police, and “a magician of rebellion” by the French press. JJ has spent three decades applying what he learnt from theatre and performance art to direct action.
They like spaces betwixt and between of all sorts, especially between art and activism, culture and “nature”, the masculine and feminine, protest and proposition. He has performed in museums and International Theater Festivals, trained people in squats, co-organised climate camps, choreographed carnivalesque riots, written a BBC radio play for today, and an opera-for-one. Author, art activist, part-time sex worker and full time trouble maker, JJ inhabits the ZAD of Notre-dame-des-Landes, with Isa, and co facilitates the Laboratory of Insurrectionary Imagination.