April 18-22, 2017, Corfu
Spring: “To release or set free” Academy: ” A society of learned people united for the advancement of the arts and sciences, and literature”(Wiktionary)
Freedom, sovereignty, self-determination, self-management, cooperation, solidarity, companionship, empowerment, democracy …
Big, beautiful, important words …
To what extent are they our experience? To what extent if you’re under 18 and to what if you are over?
To what extent is our collective memory open to the right to self-organization, especially when what is offered violates our freedom of conscience? A much forgotten right and duty towards ourselves, our children, grandchildren, grandfathers and our great-grandmothers…
We invite you to an open, cross-age and interdisciplinary community to taste the right to self-determination in a wide range of life issues.
We will implement democratic assembly without age discrimination based on horizontal self-management and assuring the inviolability of freedom of conscience. We will use various communication and decision-making techniques and old methods from different cultures.
We propose co-action beyond dividing lines; cultural, academic, geographical, social, age, physical and mental for the promotion of everyone’s right to”… develop their personality freely in all aspects that compose it.” (Article 5 paragraph 1 of the Greek Constitution)
We wish for international cooperation with academics, artists, teachers, writers, scientists, midwives and birth assistants, children and young people, activists, acrobats, foundations, research centers, schools, institutes, laboratories, theaters, collectives, therapy programs etc.
The Academy is suitable for people of any age and nationality and we would be very happy to have people and families who follow ‘alternative’ lifestyles with us: nomads, worldschoolers, unschoolers, homeschoolers and other approaches.
We promote the art of well being beyond social requirements of success not giving ready answers but tools to look for answers allowing discovery driven by curiosity, creativity and imagination. Allowing understanding to explode and drive inspiration.
We consider it wise to approach these issues holistically.
We propose a 5-day Spring Academy, a non-profit meeting with the following primary purposes:
• to experience the theory of freedom of conscience, horizontal management with complete integration of minors in all processes and open sharing of knowledge and skills.
• for people and organizations that are usually dispersed and/or separated to coexist and cooperate
• the establishment and operation of structures, accessible to all social and economic groups, to promote and protect the right to choose, to differ and tο self-direct for all ages.
From there on the Academy aims to support evolution in the fields of education and vocational training, health, artistic and scientific activity and research, housing and mobility, energy and food production, innovative economic and social organization, the protection of the natural and urban environment.
The Academy is taking place at Casa Lucia.
Since 1980 Casa Lucia supports and accommodates alternative educational, artistic and therapeutic programs for all ages, permanent and stable, temporary and mobile, making it a living example of implementation of the Academy’s objectives.
We invite individuals and collectives from Greece and abroad to help shape the structure of the Academy.
We encourage all ages to act as facilitators and in various languages cultivating multilingualism.
Facilitators will be accommodated and fed and their expenses will be covered. Participants will contribute according to a sliding scale.
Staying for the whole duration of the Academy is ideal but partial participation is also possible.
The program will gradually evolve as proposals are made and will continue to evolve during the Academy through daily assemblies.
Assemblies will be used as a key tool for organization during and before the Academy.
Why are we asking for your financial support?
We are requesting financial support through this fundraising campaign in order to cover expenses and in order to keep the Academy open to everyone who wishes to attend according to their financial ability. We require this support in order to cover facilitators’ expenses (travel, food, accommodation and materials) and in order to be able to apply a sliding scale contribution policy for participants including non monetary exchange where this is necessary.
Even the tiniest contribution is very much needed and will be greatly appreciated. You will be supporting us not only in this Academy but in everything that will be born from it.
Here you can see the program which is constantly evolving
Contact us to make a proposal, to register or if you have any questions.
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