Starting from doing and making, with our hands and our hearts, we want to stimulate different ways of thinking, communicating and learning. We are noticing that spoken language alone is not always enough to articulate responses to the current developments in society. What skills, forms of knowledge and experiences, perhaps invisible or undervalued, need more time and space? In the home-kit we offer suggestions for extending our vocabulary with skills that go beyond words and language, enabling us to hear, see and feel all bodies. These take the form of activities that encourage new ways of doing and making, creating joyful and meaningful experiences along the way.
The home-kit was developed in collaboration with the artists Adnan Atik, Elisa van Joolen, Marley Braaf, the collective The Shadows Assembly, de Appel’s Education Curator David Smeulders and the cultural institutions ICK dans Amsterdam and the Amsterdam Museum for the bi-annual manifestation Refresh Amsterdam with the theme Sense of Place. Graphic design by Bardhi Haliti en Zuzana Kostelanská.
*Please note that the home-kit is available in Dutch only