I created this interview series roughly two years ago. I asked each person the same question: “What do you think is imprtant for education?” I didn’t ask for the right answers, some fancy acdemic wrote in a book, I didn’t give them prepared answers to say to the camera, not one interview was repeated. I wanted people to speak in the moment from their heart and experience. And they did.
Henrik, Knut and Thomas, the three Norwegan creators of the successful OnePiece fashion have never attended fashion school themselves. Henrik illustrates the following:
“I think it’s an advantage, because you have to think outside the box to find something new. So it has never been a problem to not have a fashion education. Than you learn what has been done before, and not so much about, what nobody has done before.”
Over the last weeks since I came back from South Africa, I spent a lot of my free time with interviewing the 38 participants of the Youth Initiative Program, where I am currently at, about schools and education. My focus in that was, what is important for each one of them, looked at it from their personal experience. I enjoyed to listen to each and every one of them, because looking it from personal experiences, made each comment so authentic and beautiful, and made me actually want to carry on interviewing people. But for now my fellow YIPpies were enough. See what came out of it, and enjoy!
What is imoprtant for education?
PS: Unfortunatelly wordpress doesn’t support vimeo, and youtube not HD so, thats why you can only can find the link here.
From the 18th to the 21st I attended the Art of Hosting – young leaders collaborating for change training in Karlskrona, Sweden. Which was a wonderful and lovely experience. And I am thankful for everyone who made it possible.
On the second day we went into a vision quest. And even though right after the quest my mind was more blank than any help, the next morning I woke up with a quite clear picture of what I’m striving for as well as of what was living in the room and between all participants during the four days hosting, participating and harvesting.
So I wrote a poem I would like to share.
There are a certain kind of moments,
I’d like to foster.
They’re not always easy to describe.
They happen once here, once there.
Sometimes they’re long, sometimes they’re short.
There are so many different ways to experience.
Once in a while, you might like to be on your own,
listening to the nature.
Another time, you might listen to a lecturer
with hundreds of others.
Or you sit in a circle,
directed by the authority of a talking piece.
You might have to choose between
a world- and a pro-action-cafe,
Think about, wether you want an open space
or an appreciative inquiry.
But what truly matters are the moments
in which we let go of fear and hope,
in which we let go of wrong and right.
When we connect to our curiosity towards the world and us.
When we establish a feeling of trust in us and the world.
These are the moments I want to foster.
These are the moments
when learning truly happens,
when learning really deepens,
when everything becomes a teacher.