Tracing the Pathway have been visiting Sisters Hope as part of the Sisters Academy, Nuuk, Greenland, exploring with them through art and performance how we might develop more poetic modes of knowledge production and transfer.
‘Sisters Academy is a school in a world and society where the sensuous and poetic mode of being is at the center of all action and interaction. It defines the primary mode of being and is the values on which all societal institutions are building – including the school. Thus Sisters Academy is the school in what we term a sensuous society– A potential new world arising from the post-economical and ecological crisis.’ (Sisters Hope description of the Academy)
This iteration of the Academy is a laboratory for artists, whereas the first iteration took over a secondary school in Denmark and explored in a real-life situation how learning might take place sensuously. All normal classes were taught, by their normal teachers, but teachers were given the freedom to explore their classes by placing creativity and aesthetics at the centre of their concern.
For more information on Sisters Academy, visit sistersacademy.dk/