Unlearning practices/destabilizing practices

List of actions, dreams, provocations, obsessions to unlearn and start again | The fate of unlearning

1 Every failure carries a special knowledge.

2 Find the ethic. Fly the aesthetic.

3 The stories I heard from Haiti made me ashamed of the size of my revolutions (Gace Passô) How to live in Europe without letting this experience be an alienating experience?

4 Do not compact with silence, if the silence helps to perpetuate privileges. In this sense don't avoid conflict. Conflicts are very welcome in destabilizing practices.

5 When inside inevitable conflicts be analytical and most important: short.

6 When you speak and you are not understood, repeat. Repeat the contend, of what you want to say, finding new words. Repeat again until you are able, through repetition, to elaborate better your own thoughts.

7 Listen. If you don't understand, ask. If after the explanation you still don't understand, ask again.

8 Count, how many times a day, you fake your interest in an conversation. Check, if this act of faking, drags a big amount of vital energy. Be welcoming to yourself. Don't lose your energy for little.

9 When in big crises/stress/abyss smoke a whole cigarett without checking your phone. While smoking, observe the speed of your thoughts.

10 Do not accept authorities in their absences. No need to use your bullets, use your humor.

11 It must mobilize one's imagination more or as much as sex.

12 “Mocking with” as a strategy to make real partnerships here.

13 Stop looking in books for the concepts that move you, just put them into practice, disarm them according to your intuition.

14 Face creation as a child, always as a first time.

15 Listen, listen and listen. To others, to everyone you haven't heard before.

16 Give yourself time to be with yourself. Like a meditation, that forces you to listen to yourself daily. Personal observation before production.

17 Establish a daily practice to dream. To write the impossible. To share the impossible. To escape.

18 Be aware of our power relations in each space we inhabit.

19 To be available for the void, for the loss. Loving the loss as a possibility.

20 Be another. Be the mute. Be the blind one. Being the one who didn't go to school.

21 Embracing risk not to show your strength, but to let yourself be surprised.

22 Walk daily. Feel how the air modifies your body.

23 Create songs, games, dilemmas for children.

24 Burn the books. Burn the flags.

25 Attend Das as a meeting point, not as a place of knowledge.

26 Look at the world from a tree, from a cloud, be a bird. Be the Amazon on fire writing a letter.

27 Recognize your wounds. Open them. Draw them from a view of today.

28 Make a list of all those we do not want to forget.

29 We fall asleep at the same time, for 30 min and we try to find each other in our dreams

30 Express what I feel as if I am learning the language, I am surprised by the names of things.

31 Try to expel language from the organism through all types of movement

32 Telepathy: we try to dance the same dance at the same time, with our eyes closed, sending and receiving movements.

33 Elaborate an encyclopedia only with the names of those who are always forgotten by History

34 Eradicate the male gender as a standard for measuring words in the Portuguese language and we have to speak in another way

35 Make objects levitate

36 Make people levitate

37 Take care of another exhausted body (how?)

38 Hear a story

39 create a machine that connects with the voices of the dead

40 In a European academic environment, quote only non-European authors and authors, women, queer people, or non-white people.

41 Thinking of fragility as a state of possible survival in the world.

42 Watch videos differently.

43 Listen more listen more.

44 Open dreams and desires from child period.

45 Deal with PC language - you need different thing.

46 Try more more, try freely. Look back in rehearsals.

47 Read books differently

48 The fate of unlearning as ‚affirmative sabotage‘ (Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak)

49 The fate of unlearning as the separation from the place in which I gained all my knowledge.

50 The fate of unlearning as refusing to teach.

51 The fate of unlearning as breaking my mother-tongue.

52 The fate of unlearning as fragmentary, intuitive, nude, informal.

53 The fate of unlearning as always tied up to privileges: It is not possible to unlearn one’s privilege, privilege is a historically given. Therefore, rather than focus on myself —and unlearn and unlearn and unlearn— I should use my privilege against the grain: One must unlearn one’s privilege as a loss. (Spivak)

54 The fate of unlearning as deep listening.

55 The fate of unlearning as counting: How many times a day one chooses to shout, full voice: ‚Who isn’t here?‘ (Sivan Ben Yishai)