The FREE INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY [FIU], the UNIVERSITY OF THE TREES and the Social Sculpture Lab for New Knowledge An Eco-Social Future
Shelley Sacks will share her experiences and thoughts as the basis for an exchange about the connections between Beuys’s Free International University for Creativity and Interdisciplinary Research [FIU], the Social Sculpture Research Unit in Oxford, the University of the Trees and the new global Social Sculpture Lab for New Knowledge An Eco-Social Future – recently launched in this Beuys Centenary year.
What commitments and insights are carried forward from the FIU in the University of the Trees and the new Social Sculpture Lab?
The exchange will consider the intentions and methodologies of these contemporary initiatives, making reference to Beuys’ vision for a Free School [with Heinrich Böll and others] and its evolution into the FIU.
Her presentation will share the ‘guiding images’ inspiring and informing the University of the Trees and the new Social Sculpture Lab, and consider what they have to do with our view of the human being as a ‘freedom being’ [Beuys], the aesthetic education of the human being [Schiller], developing new organs of perception [Goethe], the aesthetic as an enlivening force, and ‘responsibility as an ability-to-respond’.
It will outline the structure of the new Social Sculpture Lab for New Knowledge An Eco-Social Future and how the Kassel-21 / Social Sculpture Lab enables access to the field of social sculpture for the people of Kassel and further afield.
If you would like to share something related to some aspect of this exchange please write a brief email to us outlining what this might be.
firstname.lastname@example.org [Please specify FIU-UOT-SSL in the subject line].
When Sunday 19 September 2021. 12.00 -17.00
Where In the Survival Room, Neue Galerie.
How to participate All welcome. No booking required.