What forces shape our space? Is there enough space for a heterotopia? The Lesson answers explores these questions with a social experiment: The city has made plans for the development of an old housing estate. However, due to space constraint, one of the existing facilities must be demolished. What will stay, and what will go? The decision lies in the hands of The Lesson’s participants, who take on roles as residents of the estate / members of the public (with voting rights). Through the decision-making process, everyone learns about the costs/risks/stakes/sacrifices that come with being part of creating a community.
Do note that Drama Box will be making recordings for archival and publicity purposes.
A Field Guide to Getting Lost by Rebecca Solnit
“To lose yourself: a voluptuous surrender, lost in your arms, lost to the world, utterly immersed in what is present so that its surroundings fade away. In Benjamin’s terms, to be lost is to be fully present, and to be fully present is to be capable of being in uncertainty and mystery.”
~ Rebecca Solnit
Thank you for visiting us on your mobile device. We would like to invite you to switch over to a laptop/desktop to join us.
As SCENES: Participatory Practices was first conceptualised as a physical event, we had little time to adapt to the online platform. However, we did not want to give up on meeting with you through our socially engaged arts. With the constraints at hand, we decided to focus on developing our website for the laptop/desktop, so as to provide a better participatory experience.
We look forward to you joining us (on your laptop/desktop)!