Fri, 21 Jul|
Trust Collective & Quinta da Rosa
LANDscape [Portugal] | School of Reparar 2023 [Ed#4]
Final Module of the 1st Semester of 2023 | Immersive Retreat Course to Deepen the Modus Operandi AND + Political-Affective Practices Embodied with the Concept-Tools Re-Landing & Re-Flight | with Fernanda Eugenio, AND Collective and invited Research Artists
21 Jul 2023, 14:00 WEST – 30 Jul 2023, 11:00 WEST
Trust Collective & Quinta da Rosa, Rua Albertino Madeira, 76 - 3305-020 - Barril de Alva (Arganil), Portugal
Attention, dear people from Brazil: this is a face-to-face event in Portugal, so registrations are only in local currency (€).
SCHOOL OF REPARAR 2023 | Ed#4
'LANDling' Module | Final Extensive Course from the 1st semester
Immersive course-retreat of unfolding the Modus Operandi AND & embodied political-affective practices, with the concept-tools of the year, Alight & Flight
July 21st to 30th - immersive course-retreat of unfolding the Modus Operandi AND & embodied political-affective practices, with the concept-tools of the year, Alight & Flight
with Fernanda Eugenio, AND Collective members Ana Dinger, Iacã Macerata, Manoela Rangel, Ruan Rocha, Naiá Delion + guest artists Bernardo Chatillon and Sílvia PInto Coelho
Preparation (Internal Activity)
July 15th to 20th - LAND research-creation residency with Fernanda Eugenio, Coletivo AND and guest artists
The course-retreat of embodied research LANDscape is proposed as an immersive journey in the constellation of games of the MO_AND through the sensitive key of the new concept-tools Support & Enchantment, Alight & Flight and Restoration (read more about MO_AND and the new tools at the end of this call).
The journey starts with small-scale AND board games, towards practices in which the body as a somatic-political aggregate becomes the territory for games of care-curation/healing, passing also through outdoor games, dedicated to the research of inseparability with a more-than-human biodiversity, in direct contact with the beings land and river.
This percourse will be supported by a set of body practices and listening and care propositions, offered by members of the AND Collective and invited artists/researchers. The link between the practices will be made through performative-ritual gestures of Alight & Flight, this year's theme of the School of Repair, inviting a sensitive experiential research, at the same time political and affective, intimate and collective, of the ways of ex-conjuring the systemic Irreparable.
The School of Reparar's LANDscape program takes place twice a year, once in Portugal and once in Brazil, in locations far from urban centers, in a proposal of immersion and focus close to nature, alternating studio and outdoor work.
In Portugal, the program takes place in the partner spaces Trust Collective and Quinta da Rosa, in the villages of Barril de Alva and Benfeita, respectively, in the surroundings of Serra do Açor and Serra da Estrela, in the region of Coimbra.
- Total openings: 20
- Language: the course will be facilitated in Portuguese and English (simultaneous translation support: Camila Ganc).
- Prerequisites: none. We recommend that those who are not familiar with the AND Operative Mode first watch the webseries that will be offered as a bonus in this registration, as detailed below;
- Certificate: a final certificate of participation will be issued.
AMOUNT & PAYMENT:
- Values and participation modalities indicated in the ticket options below;
- Secure online payment via PayPal/cards or offline via bank transfer (data sent in the order confirmation email);
- 10% Discount to members of the AND Friends Network [see here how to join];
- Bonus offer on all registrations: 30-day access to the web series "Survival Manual for Irreparable Times" [+about the web series].
In all activities at Escola do Reparar, we offer scholarships for 25% of vacancies, for racialized people; disabled people and/or other dissident corporealities; LGBTQIA+ people; affected by gender and/or social class inequalities; unemployment; migrants; refugees.
- In this course-retreat, up to 3 places will be offered with a -50% scholarship (€300) and 2 places with a -75% scholarship (€150). One scholarship will be awarded for every 4 paid registrations;
- To apply for a scholarship: choose the ticket option "Scholarship Request" and send the form, with your profile and the reason for the request. We will return shortly about the possibility of granting the scholarship and the completion of the registration;
- A partial scholarship may be offered as an alternative to a full scholarship request, depending on the possibility.
SUPPORT FOR THE TRIP
If necessary, letters of acceptance may be issued to allow the participant to apply for support for the trip and/or the course;
For participants residing in the EU, there is the possibility to apply, until May 31st, to the Culture Moves Europe program, in order to request funding for the trip:
WHAT IS INCLUDED
- Accommodation in camping in Quinta da Rosa, in Benfeita village, with access to vegetable garden, fruit trees,mineral water mine, community kitchen and ecological bathrooms.
- Welcome dinner in Quinta da Rosa, in the village of Benfeita
- All meals: Breakfast and dinner at da Rosa / Lunch and Snack at the Trust (vegetarian food).
- Complete course at Trust Collective, in the village of Barril de Alva
- Closing Party with Pizzas da Rosa (alcoholic drinks paid separately)
- Pick-up and transport from the nearest bus stop (Catraia do Mouronho) to Quinta da Rosa and vice-versa, on arrival and departure, for those coming by bus.
- Daily transport Quinta da Rosa-Trust Collective-Quinta da Rosa
- Bonus: 30-day access to the webseries Survival Manual for Irreparable Times
ACCOMMODATION AT THE QUINTA DA ROSA CAMPSITE
Each participant should bring their own tent, sleeping bag, and other items necessary for camping. Some camping equipment will be made available for loan for participants coming from abroad who are unable to bring their own in their luggage.
REDUCED FEE AND ALTERNATIVES TO ACCOMMODATION AT QUINTA DA ROSA CAMPING
If you don't want or don't need lodging/meals at Quinta da Rosa, and the respective daily transport between the farm and Trust, there is the possibility of a reduced registration fee, in which the foreseen costs for lodging, breakfasts, dinners and daily transport are discounted, keeping lunch and snacks included.
This registration fee is designed for those who, for any reason, cannot or do not want to be accommodated in camping mode OR for participants who live in the region and therefore do not need local accommodation.
We leave here some suggestions of ACCOMMODATIONS (bookings on your own):
- Barril de Alva Campervan Park (free): if you have a campervan, you can park in this park, which has bathroom and is a 5-minute walk from the Trust.
- Airbnb homes for groups in Barril de Alva:
3. Airbnb room for up to 2 people in Barril de Alva:
- It is crucial not to book last minute, considering that there are very few options for local accommodation and that July is the month of vacations.
- If you choose the reduced fee, the package does not include accommodation at Quinta da Rosa, breakfast and dinner, and daily transport between the accommodation and Trust. Please note that you must choose an accommodation from which you can walk, or have your own car.
- If you would like to share an airbnb or vacation home with other like-minded participants to save costs, please make a note of this when filling out the registration form, and we will put you in touch with anyone else who has expressed the same interest.
PARTIAL PARTICIPATION IN THE MO_AND INTRODUCTION WEEKEND
It is possible to participate only in the first weekend of the course, on July 22 and 23, when the Introduction to Modus Operandi AND Workshop will take place. Registration includes the workshop, lunch and snacks daily. It does not include accommodation, daily breakfast/dinner or transportation to/from the Trust.
WHAT TO BRING
Each participant should bring their own personal hygiene and sun protection items, comfortable clothes and shoes (sneakers, slippers and aquashoes), swimming clothes and towel for the river, cash, medicine or any specific food they may need (there is no ATM or pharmacy in the village);
Quinta da Rosa will provide natural soap and sun cream for exclusive use in its waters, so as not to pollute the mine.
HOW TO GET THERE | TRANSPORTATION
The transport to and from the village is not included in the registration fee and is the responsibility of each participant.
There is no direct public transport to the villages of Barril de Alva or Benfeita. The nearest bus stop (where we will meet you) is in the locality of Catraia do Mouronho, which can be reached from Lisbon, Porto, Coimbra, Aveiro etc, in buses of Rede Expressos.
Tickets can be purchased online here: https://rede-expressos.pt/pt
For pick-up at the bus stop, please observe the following time slots:
- for arrival on July 21, between 2pm and 4pm;
- for departure on July 30, between 9am and 11am.
A board for offer/demand of rides will be made available after the end of the registration period, to provide direct contact between interested parties and self-management of rides. If you come by car, adjust the GPS to the village of Benfeita and, arriving there, use the following coordinate to get to Quinta da Rosa: 40° 14' 15.7596" N 7° 57' 7.9452" W
Please note the same times as above for arrival and departure.
Between Quinta da Rosa and Trust Collective (Rua Albertino Madeira 76, Barril de Alva), daily transport will be provided by the event organization.
WHERE WE WILL LIVE/WORK
Quinta da Rosa, in the vicinity of the village of Benfeita, is a host nest for a holistic project that invites to immerse, experience and work with nature, through reforestation and the planting of an edible and medicinal forest, building with natural materials and moving towards a more organic, sustainable and self-sufficient way of living, considering local resources, history, community and diversity.
"Building with the intention of sharing with others the benefits of connecting with this land through "transformational healing journeys", we are honored and happy for the opportunity to collaborate with the School of Reparar, for the first time, hosting the people participating in LANDscape."
You can learn a little more about Quinta da Rosa here:
The Trust Collective is a transdisciplinary and international artistic platform, located in the village of Barril de Alva, region of Coimbra, central Portugal, that encourages creation and cooperation, in a close relationship with the surrounding nature, the community and the local territory. Trust is born from the belief that trust is the fundamental basis to establish practices of friendship and intimacy that enhance the collective and the community.
You can learn more about the Trust Collective here: https://trust-collective.org/
MORE ABOUT THE NEW CONCEPT-TOOLS
The new concept-tools Alight/Support and Flight/Enchantment will be approached as gesture-antidotes to the helplessness and disenchantment that, in the form of tiredness and confusion, on the one hand, and sadness and dullness, on the other, configure the symptomatic of the capitalistic expropriation of the sensible, and produce the illusion of separation characteristic of contemporary subjectivities, reiterating the perpetuation of the Irreparable plunder. Discontinuing the Irreparable, thus, involves re-membering - remembering that we are inseparable and, also, putting back together again what has been separated, reestablishing the access to a wisdom of the (i)limit, much broader than each of us: the embodied, implicated, and timeless wisdom of the Sum-Earth aggregate that connects us to the Common Fund of Life - a way found to name the Interbeing of which we are at once part and whole.
The hypothesis that has been created by Fernanda Eugenio associates helplessness to a curse at the same time singular and collective, which produces the individual point of view and creates its verisimilitude, effecting it as symbolic and sensitive efficacy, as an unavoidable subjective reality. The efficiency of helplessness makes it impossible to feel the sufficiency of abundance that the sensitive experience of inseparability allows us to access continuously. If helplessness scares away the possibility of rest and imposes infinite mobilization and endless discomfort, the magic of re-establishing Alight involves breaking the curse that establishes each individual point of view as a separated fragment, retelling one's own story, and thus accessing the possibility of support/help. A 're-landing', already defragmented, in the Common Ground of Life. A nest-making: re-cognizing and re-membering the webs of sustenance, involvement, and refuge of Alight, (re)learning to receive.
This nesting is what will, in turn, allow us to unlock the spell of Flight - a reconciliation with the Enchantment. It is from the nest - and above all, by departing from it, taking off from identification and understanding - that we enter into Flight and experience being a flock. In the state of Enchantment, access is given to the implied order, to the (extra)ordinary fountain of the possibilities of Life, in constant re-generation and re-union. Fusion without confusion, integrity without wholeness, in the experience of the Flight we tune in to the frequency band in which we know ourselves as an amalgam, we know ourselves as accomplices of the mystery and we can sustain it without haste or desires of unraveling or pacification. It is a frequency range in which we fully appropriate the consequences of being part-whole: of being viscerally implicated, in all that there is and in all that is given, enchanted.
Enchantment is thus (re)learning to reciprocate.
To operate Support & Enchantment, Alight & Flight - to bewitch one's own curse - is a process that allows us to explore in the body, as somatic-political reality (in its physicality, but also in the broad field of its beyond, at the same time trans-and infra-individual), a specific modulation of Reparar, the gesture-synthesis of the Modus Operandi AND: restoration. Restoration is here experienced as Rest and Re-story-action: both as deep rest and surrendering and as re-history and re-cognition: a 'new knowing' of oneself, recognizing oneself as a fractal of Life, at the same time in continuity and interconnectivity with all other manifestations of Life and already (and since always), as a singular dose of All and Everything.
READ MORE ABOUT MO_AND
The Modus Operandi AND (MO_AND) is a methodology for the ethical-aesthetic, somatic-political and experiential investigation of relationship and reciprocity, based on the radical commitment to repair the Irreparable, created by anthropologist and artist Fernanda Eugenio.
Mobilizing a constellation of concept-tools and game-propositions, MO_AND propitiates the direct and experiential investigation of the mechanisms of living-together, that is, of the composition practiced as ethics of positioning-with, through the exercise of the Reparar: to stop again (re-parar), to make the inventory-invention of the possible each time (reparagem), and to effect repair through the durational care-curation of relationships (reparação). By practicing an embodied consciousness and modes of doing based on the circumscription of the common and the performativity of affect, which place thinking, feeling, and doing on the same plane, MO_AND paves the way for the emergence of collaborative landscapes and territories of sufficiency, based on the co(m)passionate exercise of presence and the reconnection with the sensitive experience of inseparability.
MO_AND offers concrete tools to enhance processes of collaboration, co-learning, and negotiation of coexistence. In particular, it allows the perception of behavioral patterns and relational tendencies, contributing to the development of emotional self-regulation skills, self-management of attention (selection, focusing and coordination of stimuli), and consequent decision making and respective embodiment.
In the scope of the workshops, the 'board game' interface is the one that serves as the basis for sharing, then unfolded into different more complex exercises, with different scales, in the studio or in outdoor space, depending on the group and the duration of the meeting.
In this game there are no pre-established rules, but immanent rules, which emerge from the game itself, that is, from the co-positioning and co-responsibility of those who participate. Through a work of folding and unfolding and direct handling of the materiality of events, it is possible to embody the issues of coexistence, sustainability, creativity, empathy/sympathy, availability to difference, and reciprocity.
The exercises allow participants with the most diverse interests and profiles - coming from any area, having or not previous contact with each other or with the MO_AND - to share the same plane of disquiet, experiencing in an intimate and collective way the ethical-political and affective issues involved in the co-responsive construction of the common.
Up to 20 days before the start of the activity, full refund.
After 20 days before the beginning of the activity, there is no full refund. The accommodation/food fee will be deducted from the amount already paid, and the remainder can be used as credit for future registration in another AND Lab activity.
Dia 1 | Boas VindasQuinta da Rosa + Trust
Dia 2 | Introdução ao MO_ANDTrust Collective
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Full Participation | Early Bird
Value with early discount until June 19 | Includes camping, food, transportation, full course and webseries bonus as described in event details. If you are able to pay the full amount, even if you are enrolling within the early registration period, consider doing so, as this makes it possible to offer more places with a scholarship to those who really need it.Price€480.00Sale ended
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Full Participation | Early Bird (without accomodation)
discount value until June 19 | reduced rate without accommodation, without daily meals breakfast/dinner and without daily transport to/from Trust. Includes full course, daily lunches and snacks, and web series bonuses as outlined in event details.Price€360.00Sale ended
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Full Participation | Full Value
Value without discounts after June 19 | Includes camping accommodation, food, transportation, full course and webseries bonus as described in event detailsPrice€600.00Sale ended
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Full Participation | Full Value (without accomodation)
value without discount after June 19 | reduced rate without accommodation, without daily meals breakfast/dinner and without daily transport to/from Trust. Includes full course, daily lunches and snacks, and webseries bonus as described in event details.Price€480.00Sale ended
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Value for participation only in the introductory weekend to the AND Operative Mode, July 22nd and 23rd | includes daily workshop, lunch and snack.Price€90.00Sale ended
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OPTION FOR SCHOLARSHIP REQUESTS | The Ticket will only be valid upon approval and processing of the order - Choose this option only if you intend to request a scholarship in the registration form. - We will get back to you shortly about your request and the next steps for payment and validation of this registration ticket, with a grant of -75% (€150) or -50% (€300) of the amount.Price€0.00Sale ended