#AULO is an ecofeminist learning space born of the desire to investigate the creation of alternatives to the traditional classroom (aula in Spanish), proposing a spatial structure that aims to promote the historical project of interpersonal bonds versus the neoliberal project of things.
The invisible pedagogies of the traditional classroom are shaped by a structure which, though not explicitly stated, is based on verticality, the univocal and the male, creating a hegemonic space of knowledge production for a single type of body.
#AULO was born of the desire to investigate the creation of alternatives to this patriarchal classroom, proposing a spatial structure that aims to promote the historical project of interpersonal bonds, affects and attachment (Segato, 2017) versus the neoliberal project of things by implementing artisanal rather than industrial education.
Considering the infinite types of diversity, rhizomatic knowledge production, environmentalist premises that operate from the vulnerability of our bodies and the limitations of the planet, the visibilisation of certain caring actions and other means of illuminating, tinting and choosing shapes, textures, materials and colours, #AULO aspires to promote the study of an unresolved question: what kind of learning space do we want in the context of the transfeminist revolution and its demands for wellbeing?
#AULO is a real prototype generated from nine operating methods and six languages that transform those operating methods into physical realities over the course of five days in the Courtyard of La Casa Encendida with four hands-on workshops and one research project.
Through “furniture hacking” with La Tapicera, “colour in the classroom” with Marta Verde, “renaturalising the classroom” with MetroHuerto and “light in the classroom” with Berta Gutiérrez, we will explore the collective transformation of our learning spaces in a creative, fun, open, economical way, using recycling and DIY logic. This activity is open to all centres (headmasters, teachers or educators), PFAs (Parents & Families Associations), researchers and anyone with an interest in education, pedagogy, ecologies and feminisms.