9-13 October 2019

Training IV: Each Step Yields Depth

Cooking, recipe writing, storytelling, dialogue, translation, language-learning and language-teaching.

Chloë Bass, The Four Phases of Love, 2017, Installation with diagrams and spice jars.

The fourth training as part of the Trainings for the Not-Yet is with Chloë Bass, and takes place from 9-13 October 2019.  This training focuses on cooking, recipe writing, storytelling, dialogue, translation, language-learning and language-teaching.

Each Step Yields Depth is a language-, translation-, and memory workshop based in the kitchen. The training invites participants to share words about food, recipes, cooking techniques, and kitchen stories from their culture, either as they live it in the present day, or as they remember it in the past. “As a tentative learner of foreign languages,” says Chloë Bass, “I often learn food words before any others, and retain these words longer, even if I’m not using the language in my daily life. I’m hoping we can get to know each other more deeply by starting with the foods we cook, the way we cook them, and the stories they evoke.” In this training, participants are trained in recipe writing, cooking techniques, food-related words, and gathering memories around a communal meal or the shared tasks of cooking, as well as in deep listening techniques. Participants also train the trainer in these skills.

When: 9-13 October 2019 (Wednesday-Sunday)                                         
Daily, 14-18 hrs, followed on weekdays by dinner at 18 hrs in the Basic Activist Kitchen. Please note: the weekend training is not preceded by lunch, as is usually included in the trainings. On Sunday 13 October 2019 the training will end with a special supper (18-20 hrs). 

Schedule overview:
Wed 9 October: 14-18 hrs training, 18-19 hrs dinner
Thurs 10 October: 14-18 hrs training, 18-19 hrs dinner
Fri 11 October: 14-18 hrs training, 18-19 hrs dinner
Sat 12 October: 14-18 hrs training, no meal
Sun 13 October: 14-18 hrs training, 18-20 hrs closing dinner

This is a five-day training. It is possible to join the training on individual days, although attending at least one training day plus the public supper on Sunday is encouraged.                                               
Language: English

The tickets for this training are on application only.

Individual days: €10 normal/€7.50 student discount
Combi ticket (five days): € 40 normal/€ 30 student discount
Tickets include a daily meal at the Basic Activist Kitchen.

Free places:
For each training, BAK provides a few free places for those who would otherwise not be able to attend. To apply, please send a short explanation (max. 120 words) to [email protected], at least four days prior to the training. (First come, first serve).


Check the full program of trainings here.

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