Hera. Circular learnings
“We have been made to believe that we live in a world made of one world. That this world is like a straight line towards a single universal goal: civilization, modernity, progress, development, reason, Europe. This idea is the base that drives the neoliberal globalizing project, a world proposal that is totalizing and that leaves out many other corporealities, many other ways of inhabiting and building worlds.” (Hacia mundos más animales. Una crítica al binarismo ontológico. Laura Fernández.)
This is a collective learning proposal based on a circular methodology that wants to put into crisis hegemonic ideas about knowledge, to help us imagine other ways of articulating life, other cosmologies, other worlds.
Because we have accumulated a lot of information about the world as if this world was one and we call that knowledge. We have normalized the disconnection with the rest of the planet and with each other. We have become accustomed to neurosis, we build our identity through work and chronify stress. We complain all the time and glorify our cynicism. We think about life a lot but live it little. We are afraid of death and loneliness, but we know how to escape in multiple ways, and even dissociate ourselves. This is what we have learned.
It’s time to unlearn and relearn. To connect with other forms of knowledge that historically have not been considered such. Intuition, magic, the invisible, fantasy, pleasure, pain, bodies, communication with non-human animals and other entities. Sensitivity that has long been a passive disposition to suffering will be our fighting tool to deal with it.
Hera is articulated in different thematic modules depending on the context in which it is developed. Our proposal to learn together is based on a circular methodology: we are all masters and students, and therefore each participant is responsible for dynamizing one of the sessions with our help. Each circular session is designed with the aim of questioning hegemonic ideas and, at the same time, proposing divergent/subjective/experiential approaches to them. It is interesting that the sessions propose or speculate with possible strategies of transformation of the hegemonic models that are questioned.
In spite of the fact that regulated knowledge tends to homogenize us, each person has a unique path, each life is nourished by diverse sources, each sensitivity is an unrepeatable way of understanding and relating to the world. The circular methodology is a way of sharing all this knowledge and particular experiences. DU-DA’s role is to coordinate, mediate and manage the production of the sessions, take care of their development and connect with the context in order to guarantee and optimise access to resources. It is also in charge of providing tools, organizing dynamics and inviting agents linked to the topics dealt with.