"Athena Musaeum": A Learning Community

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation


Our submission started with the possibilities of radical re-imagination of an intersection of designed intentions, community life and self-directed, autonomous pursuits of learning for a (speculative) future time.

The questions we asked were:
What if community-based learning was intentionally embedded in experimental micro spaces that fostered mentors & peers based development opportunities?
What if the said learning allowed self-directed immersions with the subject through facilitation, experimentation and a problem-solving approach?
What if these experiential learning communities also created models of an egalitarian society that nurtured the planet, focussed on the human spirit and encouraged the pursuit of happiness?

We wish to present a concept of an intentional learning community designed to create opportunities for adults to explore passions, build skills and solve problems. Learning is supplemented by the space that promotes both sensitivity and respect for ecology, learning to live together, and creating alternate models of economics, success, and measuring life quality.

It is a utopian vision that as yet does not exist. Still, we wish to sow the seeds of possibilities of alternative learning spaces that can add value to the adult education dialogue and focus on the more significant challenges of the globe like inequality, social injustice, and climate crisis. Furthermore, engagement with the fictional novum of a speculative future allows for opening a dialogic evaluation of our present context’s limitations.
Period17 Sep 2021
Event titleFostering and building community, democracy and dialogue: Adult Education for a Change
Event typeConference
Degree of RecognitionInternational