2017 The School of Everything at the documenta14

A meeting of initiatives which aims to transform the European educational system. We are building an educational system that consists 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 are united in a symposium entitled “The School of Everything.” The symposium takes place in both Kassel and Athens. We shift from learning to sharing. We decriminalize sharing because we would like to enjoy the pleasure of giving. We liberate ourselves from the strictures of “Homo Sapiens,” a construct imposed upon life. We intend to transform the educational system of Europe.

Joulia-Strauss-Molotus_School-of-Everything_Parliament-of-BodiesThe totem sculpture of our conference is the emblem of Avtonomi Akadimia, the Molotus.
It encompasses the spectrum from Molotov cocktail to meditative lotus and represents suppressed paths of knowledge.

Concept: Joulia Strauss
Curator of the symposium: 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

In collaboration with aneducation (Educational department) and the Public Programs of documenta 14

Special thanks to Eirini Vlavianou and Yorgos Maraziotis

June 11
The School of Everything—Constituitive and Critical Elaborations on Art-as-education

With: Sotirios Bahtsetzis, Luca di Blasi, Jean-Pierre Rammant, Max Spielmann, Joulia Strauss, Jonas Tinius, Vasyl Cherepanyn, Mathilde ter Heijne

June 12
The School of Everything—Concrete examples of alternative and reflective educational formats

With: Helmut Batista, Agnès Rammant-Peeters, Katja Ehrhardt, Noah Fischer, Mriganka Mudhukallya, Elad Lapidot, Arnisa Zeqo, Lindsay Parkhowell, Sebastian Lütgert, Jan Gerber, Artur Żmijewski, Maarten Vanvolsem, Johanna Scherf, Georgia Kotretsos, Sotiris Tsiganos, Jonian Bisai, Mischa Schaub, Andrea Iten

June 13
The School of Everything as Continuation of Universitas and Krytyka Polityczna

With: Ahmad Alkhatieb, Sotirios Bahtsetzis, Katja Ehrhardt, Judith Holzer, Paul B. Preciado, Sebastian Schäfer, Joulia Strauss

Assembly: working on a new collective curriculum

Schedule at the Parliament of Bodies, Athens

Thursday, July 6, 2017

  • 12–2 pm Workshop 1: Sanchayan Ghosh, artist and educator, Santiniketan
  • 2–2:30 pm Break for a Masala Chai with Junaid Baloch
  • 2:30–5:30 pm Workshop 2: Jan Gerber, Sebastian Lütgert (Pirate Cinema, Berlin and Bombay)
  • 5:30–7 pm Break
  • 7–7:30 pm: Joulia Strauss (Avtonomi Akadimia, Athens), Sotirios Bahtsetzis (AthenSYN, Berlin, Athens)
  • 7:30–8 pm Jonas Tinius, CARMAH/Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
  • 8–8:15 pm Q&A
  • 8:15–8:30 pm Break
  • 8:30–8:50 pm Tania Hron, independent scholar, Berlin
  • 8:50–9:10 pm Martina Schumacher, visual artist, Berlin
  • 9:10–9:30 pm Costantinos Amvrosiadis, 4el, Athens
  • 9:30–9:45 pm Q&A

Friday, July 7, 2017

  • 12 noon–2 pm Workshop 1: Sanchayan Ghosh, artist and educator, Santiniketan
  • 2–4:30 pm Break for a masala chai with Junaid Baloch
  • 2:30–5:30 pm Workshop 2: Jan Gerber, Sebastian Lütgert (Pirate Cinema, Berlin and Bombay)
  • 5:30–7 pm Break
  • 7–7:30 pm “The School of Everything as a Continuation of Universitas,” and “Krytyka Polityczna”
    Katja Ehrhardt (AthenSYN, Berlin and Athens), Joulia Strauss (Avtonomi Akadimia, Athens), Sebastian Bayse Schäfer (Berlin), Nuno Cassola Marques (Khora Athens)
  • 7:30–7:45 pm Q&A
  • 7:45–8:05 pm Jenny Marketou, visual artist, New York and Athens
  • 8:05–8:25 pm Marco Clausen, Neighborhood Academy in Prinzessinnengarten, Berlin
  • 8:25–8:45 pm Raúl Hott, visual artist, Santiago de Chile and Athens
  • 8:45–9:05 pm Ioulia Mermigka, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
  • 9:05–9:20 pm Q&A
  • 9:20–9:45 pm Arnisa Zeqo, aneducation, documenta14