Education Program

29 April 2023, 10.00


An Emergent Assembly 

Carla Arcos, Lorenzo García-Andrade Llamas, and many more 

An Emergent Assembly is a two-day gathering of like-hearted individuals and groups whose areas of work are guided by emergence. Their practices have developed in response to necessities, desires, urgencies, and pleasures in learning otherwise unattended by hegemonic structures. The participants of this assembly are not always affiliated to formal schools but do somehow operate next to them. During these days, each initiative is invited to transfer their own form of study to the rest of the assembly, using a format of their choice: trainings, performance, talks, walks, beauty salons, cooking . . . 

After careful negotiation within the Ultraemergence network, this program is by invitation only. Trust-building for these groups was prioritized.  

In attendance: Andrea González, Eet Meerbosch, Eindhoven University Rebellion, Embodied Theory Assembly, Erasmus School of Colour, The Garden Department, Lucrative Dumpster Dive, Massa Madre’s Orchard, Mokum Kraakt, Public Sewer, Radical Cross Stitch Groningen, SPIN, Tools for the Times, Trash Bunker, and Utrecht in Solidarity with Palestine. 

Suggestions from the archive


10 May, 12.00–12 May, 18.00 2023

Complaint Making: Setting Up Conflict-Positive Spaces for Community Building Praxis

Vishnu would like to share feminist governance tools (FGT) focused on three of many tiers in community building praxis. FGT is based on the values of equity with an emphasis on creating psychologically safe environments, drawing on the use of consent. Decision-making processes, setting up conflict-positive spaces, and complaint-making as diversity work will form the body of this three-day training. Rooted in Vishnu’s autho-ethnographic practice, this work will explore the power dynamics that impact decision-making processes.


10 May, 12.00–12 May, 18.00 2023

The Diamond Mind II

In this dance training, the people will use a one-minute film of their own movement as material for a booklet—a sixteen page signature—that distributes their presence, their gesture, as an act of EQ. 


3 May, 12.00–4 May, 18.00 2023

Too Late To Say Sorry? 

A bad apology can ruin a friendship, destroy a community, or end a career. In this workshop, we will investigate the impact of apologies on our relationships and our worlds. Why and how do we make apologies? What can giving and receiving apologies teach us about values and integrity? Should you apologize for something you don’t really feel sorry for? We will explore conflict and how we like to be in conflict with others. We will dive into our own boundaries. We will seek to understand how honoring limits becomes an act of building (or freeing) better worlds capable of holding so many, many more of us.


28 April, 12.00–29 April, 18.00 2023

Huisje, Boompje, Beestje (D.A.F.O.N.T.)

In this rare masterclass, retired teacher and artist Glenda Martinus teaches participants a thing or two about painting with Microsoft Word. Martinus shares tips, tricks, and secrets on how to use this software to its unexpected potential as a drawing tool. Participants learn how to draw three basic objects—a house, a tree, and an animal—in a seemingly innocent exercise that perhaps contains more layered social commentary. Drawing the worlds we desire does not require expensive tools or education, simply a curiosity to understand how the monster’s tools can topple the house of the master.