bodies of knowledge
The Big BOK Multiplication
>Discover the different subjects that will be discussed here.
bodies of knowledge (BOK) considers the city as a rich source of valuable knowledge. Every passer- by could teach you something from their own background and life-experiences. BOK seeks to share this invisibilized or suppressed knowledge through oral transmission, that potentially could give rise to a socially more just society.
The Big BOK Multiplication tells the story of one and a half year of BOK in Brussels. BOK has been travelling as a nomadic classroom space through various parks and squares in Brussels for the past 18 months. Each week, passers-by and regular visitors could participate in the free programme, where they could learn about topics like: the central place of women in the Kurdish liberation movement, practising listening when you are used to being in the centre, Africa – a customs officer’s perspective, fighting structural injustices in mainstream education – as mothers, surviving and living with little money, saga of a happy borderline person and many more. All issues that don't get a place, or not enough, in our schools, in mainstream institutions and in the media.
The learning day is the gathering of this learning community. Everyone who visits The Big BOK Multiplication will have the opportunity to engage in a small learning moment with two “bodies of knowledge”: life-experts who’d like to share specific and often invisibilized knowledge with others. Here you will find an overview of the different subjects composing this "living corpus". Who do you want to learn from?
initiated by Sarah Vanhee | in collaboration with different 'bodies of knowledge' living in Brussels | creation Damla Ekin Tokel, Flore Herman, Jean-Baptiste Polge & Sarah Vanhee | production Luisa Marc, BOK vzw asbl & Caravan Production | coproduction Kaaitheater, BUDA, Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Noorderzon Festival of Performing Arts & Society, BIT Teatergarasjen, Reykjavik Dance Festival, Voo?uit & CAMPO | with the financial support of the Flemish Community (VG), the Flemish Minister of Brussels - Youth & Media, the Flemish Community Commission (VGC), the French Community Commission (COCOF), Gemeente Anderlecht, Gemeente Schaerbeek, KAOS vzw, Connecting Brussels | research Conservatorium Antwerpen, University of Antwerp (UA) & the Antwerp Research Institute for the Arts (ARIA)