Tuesday Night Sleeping Club
THE COMMUNITY RADIO SHOW
THE D.I.Y. MANUAL FOR NIGHTTIME ASSEMBLIES
“We are always educated by the past. We newer practice the future. The future is not something given, but it depends on our seeds. When cultures and civilisations do dream and desire new futures, envisioning new possibilities, they can build and turn in to reality those possibilities. When this doesn't happen, a culture is in decline.” Lala Deheinzelin, futurist. São Paulo.
“The overnight manual- on how to make big changes while sleeping” is a co-created do-it-yourself-manual to inspire for overnight activities and sleepovers to envision the futures we want to inhabit.
A community activity that is reclaiming the night as a collective and magic space, exploring the potential of collective sleeping and dreaming as part of a transformation process.
A manual, to use for any school-teacher, artist group, activist practice, workplace or group of friends, dedicated to change making and transformation in an increasingly volatile, unpredictable and complex world.
Laboratories of co-creation: the quest towards the manual:
The process to create the manual is facilitated as laboratories, taking place in different cultural contexts and continents over the next 3 years. With the intention to allow for as diverse and global voice to form and co-create the overnight manual. Each laboratory is bringing together artists of different backgrounds, activists,
thinkers and anyone interested in exploring the potential of the night as a collective, political and creative space.
Some of the keywords the exploration will depart from:
. Post- capitalism: what systems of economy, ecology and democracy do we desire, and how can the process to create those derive from embodied knowledge?
. The somatic: the body as an activist- what kind of qualities and information does our body and somatic knowledge create?
. Dreaming practices: What kind of knowledge and potential is hidden in dreaming as a vital part of creating realities?
. Contemporary rituals. How can processes originally embedded in rituals become part of shared practices today?
Other contents are added as the process emerges.
In each place the laboratory will lead to joint facilitation of 1-2 overnight assemblies/ workshops and concludes in the writing of scores and texts to be included in the final manual.
The idea for the D.I.Y. overnight manual derives from a quest that has started in 2016 exploring the potential of collective sleeping and visioning, with the artwork “Tuesday night sleeping club- Visioning a post capitalist society while we sleep”- an overnight stay for 30 people as one of the outputs.
mARTadero, Cochabamba, Bolivia
More partners to be announced.
“THE D.I.Y. MANUAL FOR NIGHTTIME ASSEMBLIES
- on how to make big changes while sleeping”
Tuesday Night Sleeping Club
THE MONTHLY COMMUNITY PRACTICE
Starting in May 2020 in Copenhagen
Venue and info to be announced soon.