When I think back at my time at Sisters Academy, 3 things comes to my mind.
The first thing is about learning. The Sisters Academy was an educational experiment, to see if students could learn more in another environment. I think my conclusion must be, that people are learning in a lot of different ways. Some learned more than the usually do, but others didn’t learn anything at all. I learn a lot in some classes, but in others I felt that I was wasting my time. To be honest, I think that I learned maybe ¼ of what I usually learn in two weeks of school.
But even though I didn’t learned so much school-related, I still believe that I learned a lot about myself.
The second thing that comes to my mind is about all the new impressions, and how I think that they affected us students.
I am a very sensitive person, and to go to school in a universe, so different from what I am used to, was maybe a little more challenging than I could handle. I think that all the new sounds, the lighting, and the odd looking classrooms took some of the focus away from our education and learning.
I saw that many of my classmates got super annoyed of the constant playing music, and that it was making it harder for them to concentrate.
I as well got so tired during a school day at Sisters Academy that I had to take a nap as soon as I got home. I usually never do that. It felt like my head was so full with all the new impressions, that I couldn’t take anything more in, school-stuff or private. I think that it made me constantly tired and very easily irritated.
I hope that I don’t sound to negative, because I actually really enjoyed the Sisters Academy project. One of the things that I found most fascinating is also the third ting on my list; the performers.
I don’t think that the universe could have existed without them being there. First of all, they were all very interesting to talk to. They made me wonder and reflect about things, that I had never questioned before, made me see the world in a new light.
I also like the idea that there are people you can go to, and ask for help, that are not your teachers. It’s refreshing to get help from someone who also finds your assignment difficult, or boring, someone who has the same point of view as yourself.
The performers definitely contributed to the save atmosphere, and made it more exciting to be in the universe.
I can honestly say that this is one of the weirdest things I have ever done.
It has been a crazy experience, but I am glad that I got to try it.
We don’t know when she was born, but through handmade gesture is she able to make power structers in the room – visible and negotiatble. Silence is her voice. You can reach her inner voice through deep concentration. It is placed deep in her stomach – it sounds like…
… post from the Visiting Teachers, Researchers and Artists beginning with Sisters Academy #2 Nuuk, Greenland and Sisters Academy #3 Malmö, Sweden.