learning /ˈlər-niŋ/ The art of absorbing, sharing and transforming each other’s output and influences. A de-instructional and constructive process to challenge the constructs of the present and redesign the future. Training in trial and error.
Learning how to learn. In our first few years we have embarked on a range of different routes – including the ongoing Scuola del Fare Creativo, our school of creative action – which have led us to investigate our approaches to growing, learning, sharing, and seeking inspiration.
BASE is a complex ecosystem in constant transformation: a learning machine, and a workshop for lifelong learning, dedicated to the city, the neighbourhood and professionals from the creative industries. It is also a machine that learns, capable of establishing a dialogue between different creative communities, allowing them to absorb, share and transform each other’s output and influences.
In our ongoing exploration, we have sought out new approaches to learning which place processes, experiential inquiry, and collective and continual building of knowledge front and centre.
Here are a few examples of good practice that have inspired us:
The Constitute: a design studio that is a hybrid between workshop and research institute, where knowledge of emerging technology, creative processes and utopian visions is created and shared.
Our work relies on the poetic qualities of speculation, error and inspiration
Singularity University: a collaborative platform that allows people and organisations to learn and create innovative solutions to today’s challenges through new technology.
Be exponential is our call to action to think bigger than today, beyond the comfort of business-as-usual
SPACES AND PROCESSES
TGS The Global School: a research and design institute which investigates the spaces and processes of the XXI century. TGS is a platform which gathers together methodologies and good practice to generate new courses of knowledge, in an increasingly cross-disciplinary and interconnected contemporary ecosystem.
We are constantly linked, but never whole. We need a new syntax, new tools and conduits of expression for social and cultural sentiments
La Rivoluzione delle Seppie: a Belmonte Calabro association which builds instant squares, shifting urban spaces for cultural, artistic and social activities around ‘unconventional education’. The aim: to encourage integration and development across the local area, connecting old and new residents, and improve the shared fabric of rural communities.
Our main goal is to experiment a new pedagogy for all creative fields, through crossings and confrontations between individuals
La Rivoluzione delle Seppie
London Interdisciplinary School: a new school that explores the connections between different disciplines in order to identify solutions to increasingly complex world problems. Instead of breaking up learning into subject groups, the LIS model provides a hybrid form of knowledge and trains the mind to forge new connections and find new solutions.
For those who want to shape the world, not just fit in.
How do you learn to learn? Let us know about good practice, toolkits, and models for sharing and building knowledge that you have come across. Email us at email@example.com
Find out about BASE’s creative action school, the Scuola del Fare Creativo: the place where expert professionals share their specialist knowledge with dreamers in search of practical skills and a way in. The aim? To put together your own toolkit while immersing yourself in a place of exchange and inspiration, an incubator of thoughts, ideas and projects dedicated to the city and its inhabitants.
Check out the full course calendar: https://base.milano.it/campobase_la-scuola-del-fare-creativo/