bodies of knowledge
The Big BOK Multiplication
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, and an encounter with a living corpus of non-dominant knowledge. Feel welcome to join and learn along.
Inititiated by Sarah Vanhee | in collaboration with different 'bodies of knowledge' living in Brussels | Conception Damla Ekin Tokel, Flore Herman, Jean-Baptiste Polge, Sarah Vanhee production BOK vzw asbl & Caravan Production | co-production Kaaitheater, BUDA, Kunstenfestivaldesarts, KASKA/Expanding Academy, 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)