ABOUT THIS SITE >>> This site is a blog as well as an archive. It gives visibility to the continues working of radical_hope, its current move to radical_house, the research project Distraction As Discipline (2016 - 2019) and the process of OTÇOE - works for passers-by, a working trajectory (2013 and 2014).

radical_house is a long term project and has a threefold nature: it presents a physical place, a framework and a logic. When in 2013 teaching and mentoring became an extension of Langsdorf's artistic practices now radical_house stems from her pedagogical experience where 'being in dialogue' with others is her main principle.

Distraction As Discipline is an investigation into enactivist principles in art and education (research trajectory at KASK School of Arts Ghent 2016-19). It considers the potential of performance art and pedagogy in general, in resisting the current and massive desubjectivation, by critically reclaiming both, attention for the moment and participation in a process.

OTÇOE - works for passers-by was the development of radical_hope's artistic practice in the city and questioned how and by whom this practice (and its bodily, social and economical aspects) is perceived. The title refers to the public of a city and to how we encounter and register most things on our way through the city: Out of The Corner of Our Eyes. OTÇOE.

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Co-Disco

02-04-2021










The weekend is getting closer and with it the next Codisco day!
It will take place both online (zoom) & offline at radical_house (Luikenaarsstraat, 2 - Elsene) on Saturday, the 3rd of April, between 11 am and 9.30 pm.

We are delighted about receiving your proposals for sessions where to explore horizontal practices, learning and dialogue.
Now we are happy to finally share them with all of you, so please take a look at the programme to discover how the Codisco day looks like and register for the sessions >> PROGRAMME

If you want to meet the other participants before the sessions start: come directly on Saturday during the welcome moment at 11 am (both offline, at radical_house, and online).

There you will have the chance to propose a session or register last-minute too.

If you know you want to register for one or more sessions already, please do not wait further indeed, just write your name in the sign-up column on the program

You’re also very welcome to invite people yourself by sharing the info & links to participating! Differently, if you feel you end up in this mailiing-list by mistake or without your consent please let us know.

One last important thing: if you are planning to take part at radical_house, please let us know in advance — so we can get back to you with some Covid directions!

We are looking forward to seeing you on Saturday!

Warm wishes, 
Heike, Simone, and Alice



***** more on Co-Disco *****

Codisco is an informal education environment radically open, initiated by S P I N — Hans Bryssinck, Laura Deschepper and Anna Czapsky — and for the next few months organized by radical_house. 

An online/offline format to meet each other for the first time (or not) where hierarchies between different technologies of knowledge, know-how, and expertise are broken.

At Codisco any kind of knowledge that you want to explore together with others is considered meaningful.

From DYI health practices,
to hunting empty buildings, 
from inclusive writing
to practical tips for writing a project or an application,
any subject that is brought into the space is considered the right subject at the right moment and place.

Codisco is a space, as its name suggests, where to co-learn, learn together, where any doubt is fruitful, any practice or experience can be an opportunity to practice knowledge, care, experimentation, empowerment, emancipation for yourself and the others who learn with you.

Three day-sessions at radical_house are planned!
Sat, April 3 (online and off @ the house and other places)
Sat, June 5 (online and off @ the house and other places)
Sat, July 3 (online and off @ the house and other places)

In the frame of radical_house's research trajectory House of Practices * we are delighted to invest in some more realization of and reflection on Co-Disco-ing.

Maybe some lines about what motivates / interests us:
- the issue of ‘openness’: what does the radical openness of Co-Disco allow for, what does it prevent from happening?
- the quality of a place where informality makes people dare to join the unpredictable
- the quality of a place where the need for competition does not seem activated

If you are not already in Co-Disco's mailing list and would like to receive more information or join one of the following three meetings, please mailto: simone@radical-hope.be


* House of Practices is exploring permeability: how to make space in existing places? In dialogue, through their practices and and those of guests, Simone Basani, Hans Bryssinck, Heike Langsdorf and Miriam Rohde, want to come closer to what the transformative power of a physical place can be: What does a place with its specific history, former and current inhabitants/users allow for? What makes it relational and permeable and for whom? How do our practices create closeness and distance to one another? What of it contributes to the "making" of community, and what avoiding or even destroying it?