Education Program

12 April 2023, 12.00-18.00


Shapeshifting Sports Camp

Shapeshifting Sports Camp proposes an inclusive physical education program for schools. It features a series of collective exercises and alternative team sport games to promote empathy and social inclusion. During the training, participants play games that Gabriel Fontana developed in collaboration with Rotterdam-based schools, sport teachers, and their pupils. Composed of new tools, rules, transformable uniforms, and alternative sport fields, the games play around fluid identities. Players are invited into situations where they change teams halfway through the game or where they don’t know at all to which team they belong. 

Maria Molteni’s training focuses on the relationship between performer and audience, and the spaces they typically inhabit. The full theater becomes an arena for reflection, for call and response through voice, sound, and movement. Together, we experiment with flexible arrangements of symbols and patterns to play rhythmic instructions for conceptual “scores.” This workshop is inspired by the knitting patterns that Molteni uses to create handmade basketball nets as well as meditative ball-handling combinations. 

After playing, participants discuss collectively how the games deconstruct the traditional notion of a team and reflect together on what a “group” means, what creates a community, and how they relate to the “other.”

Trainer’s Notes

On Thursday, April 13th, Dutch translation will be facilitated. The workshop will also be open for Dutch speakers.


12:00-13:00 Lunch

13:00-17:00 Workshop

17:00-18:00 Free Time

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.