SenseSquared

Photo: Rob van Hoorn

So that knowledge is not just ‘book-smart’, but actually involves the body. In artistic research, perception and experimentation play a major role. Artists find new ways to train perception and create stories with it.

This artistic attitude in education stimulates creativity and helps pupils communicate perception. In addition, this approach motivates pupils to self-regulate in a creative process by making thinking and doing visible. Pupils are encouraged to make connections to other subject areas such as citizenship, social skills and language.

SenseSquared

What are the tools and kits?

Marres develops practical tools and kits: art-based research tools for teachers to stimulate embodied knowledge in their students. The tools are easy to apply within current educational settings to initiate an educational theme from creativity and intrinsically motivate students..

SenseSquared
Photo: Rob van Hoorn

What we do

Marres develops these ‘tools and kits’ as part of a European collaboration called SenseSquared. Together with partners from Norway, Denmark, Belgium and Portugal, Marres is involved in the ethnographic research of these artistic interventions. Marres is working on a 4-day Training The Senses from 4 to 7 June 2024, which together with the other partners will provide training for teachers and educators to foster artistic attitudes and sensory learning in the current educational climate. In addition, we provide workshops at schools.

SenseSquared
Photo: Rob van Hoorn

Workshops

Marres offers education innovative and creative workshops. During a workshop, for example, we move the learning environment from the classroom to the schoolyard or the gym, let pupils map their environment sensorially or stimulate creativity with an art story that appeals to the imagination.

Would you like to know more about how Marres encourages students to learn from creativity, curiosity and intrinsic motivation? Contact us to discuss the possibilities of a workshop at school.

Participating partners

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).

SenseSquared is made possible by the European Union.