SenseSquared is a European initiative supported by Erasmus+ that towards an artistic attitude in education and society.
In SenseSquared Erasmus+ project Marres is developing tools and kits for teachers. Aiming to train the senses trough art and help teachers to apply this artistic attitude in education.
Knowledge should be embodied; it includes the body and the mind that is situated in an environment. Tools and kits are practical art-based research tools for teachers to stimulate embodied knowledge with their students.
Marres believes that artistic research can be a great resource for teachers to develop a mindset that stimulates an artistic attitude. In artistic research artists perceive, connect and imagine possible worlds. They find new ways to communicate what they perceive and create own stories. With tools and kits Marres want to help teachers to adapt artistic research by creating new education settings for learning and develop new narratives.
What are tools and kits?
- Tools that artists use, or their way of creating, is translated into education settings.
- Tools that teachers can adept easily and give them a mindset of teaching that can facilitate artistic research learning environments that includes the whole body.
- These tools are practical and easy to create within a current education setting.
- The tool can be an object, or an audio recording, or a gesture, or fragrance
- This tool is the starting point for developing a new story of what the object can become.
The material of the tool, its color, shape or sound and how the educational environment is situated, guide these artistic processes. And will be documented so others can benefit from them.What can these tools be?
In SSQ all partners develop artistic interventions.
Ethnography can be a tool
Walking can be a tool
Voice be a tool
During the Multiplier event of Marres in 2024 there will be an 4-days Training the Senses for teachers. Each partner can teach the teachers how to apply the tool to stimulate learning.
SenseSquared is a collaboration between Musica Impulse Centre (BE), Companhia de Música Teatral (PT), Marres, House for Contemporary Culture (NL), Sisters Hope (DK), Stavanger University (NO) and Maastricht University (NL).