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 OTΗOE - 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.

OTΗOE - 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. OTΗOE.

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radical_house 2020 ...




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 in the frame of House of Practices.*


An online/offline format to meet each other (for the first time) 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 spac
e 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.

Two try-out sessions happened in spring 2021
Sat, April 3
Sat & June 5

and an one-day-festival took place in the context of Staycation / Ixellles on
Sat, July 10 at and around radical_house, and online.

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

The Codisco try-out of Sat, April 3 took place both online (zoom) & offline at radical_house (Luikenaarsstraat,  2 - Elsene) between 11 am and 9.30 pm.

To give an impression: This was the day's programme, emerging in the days before the event and during the welcome session at 11am (both offline, at radical_house, and online). People could register before and during the course of the day. >>> PROGRAMME

(People who were planning to take part at radical_house, had to give notice in advance — so we could get back to them with some Covid directions!.)

* House of Practices is exploring permeability: how to make space in existing places? In dialogue, through their practices 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 to avoiding or even destroying it?