In the Takeover-format we take over the leadership of a series of actual upper secondary schools. We transform the school completely in an immersive landscape of light-, sound- and set-design. The Sister and staff moves in as the new ‘Head Mistress’ and as strange enchanting new colleagues. The teachers at the school are now facilitated to work from the performative premise that they are now teachers at a school based on aesthetic principles – If the aesthetic dimension was governing society and not the economic and if tactile perception was valued as highly as the rational then how would you teach? – Is the question – All to evoke sensuous learning innovations. Math might start by an exercise on ‘how to sense Pi’, History might be initiated by sharing the dreams of the night to explore collective unconscious patterns. Thus, Sisters Academy is not only emphasizing and amplifying the value of the creative subject fields on upper secondary school level, but even more radical these are fundamental to all other subject fields, thus, the project also seek to have an actual political impact on the educational system. Read more about the Sisters Academy and the different large-scale formats that we are exploring here.
SISTERS ACADEMY MALMÖ
The Swedish manifestation of Sisters Academy is co-produced with Inkonst (link til Inkonst) and carries the project-titel Sisters Academy Malmö. Sisters Academy Malmö falls in two parts.
Part I – The Boarding School. Inkonst was transformed into a Sensuous boarding school in September 2015. See photos and film and read more about this manifestation here. In February-March 2016 we will take over the leadership of a Swedish upper secondary school – Nova Academy in Simrishamn in The Takeover.