During the opening days of documenta 14 in Kassel and during its closing days in Athens, a meeting of initiatives which aimed to transform the European educational system took place. We were building an educational system consisting of politically motivated and artistic initiatives for sharing knowledge, and of proposals by thinkers who see education as decisive for social change. Texts, documentation, manifestos, and sketches of educational models were presented during the School of Everything in Kassel and in Athens. The participants of this gathering embody a novel curriculum, our gift to all educational institutions of the world.
Education as an art form has moved, as the public and educational programs of the d14, from the periphery to the center. Moreover, during the School of Everything at the Parliament of Bodies, the end of documenta was officially proclaimed. Documenta as an institution incapable of liberating itself from the zombifying strictures of modernity, no longer accommodates the process called art.
Concept: Joulia Strauss
Curator of the symposion: Sotirios Bahtsetzis
Organized by AthenSYN. In collaboration with Allianz Kulturstiftung.
Partners: ASFA Athens School of Fine Arts (GR); Kunsthochschule Kassel (D); LUCA School of Arts, Leuven, Brussels, Gent (B); HyperWerk Institute for Postindustrial Design; FHNW University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Basel (CH); Avtonomi Akadimia (GR); with the support of the Schwarz Foundation, Eye Square GmbH, and HAECCCC, 0+865
Special thanks to Eirini Vlavianou and Yorgos Maraziotis
Parliament of Bodies, Parko Eleftherias, Athens Municipality Arts Center and Museum of Anti-dictatorial and Democratic Resistance, Athens
photos by Marco Claussen
KMMN Kulturbahnhof of Kassel School of Fine Arts
photos by Eirini Vlavianou
photos by Alexander Wahrlich
photos by Joulia Strauss
photos by Ahmad Alkhatieb
Photos by Léa Busnel