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The Unlearning Project

We live in perilous times. Challenges face us at a global level that can seem too huge and complex to address. They have correlates and consequences at the local and personal level that can sap our energy to imagine the world differently.

And yet that is what we have to do: imagine that things can be different and act upon it.

We recognise that in education as well as in other fields there is a lot we have to unlearn in order to truly imagine the world differently. 

This project will focus on acts of involved and informed imagination.

We want to do three things:

To think with the crises and opportunities that face us. To consider how we got here, how we live now and what future we are enacting. 

To act here and now. What we do and how we live each day builds that future and puts that thinking and imagination into action. 

To connect to a wider community with whom to share that thinking, doing and unlearning. 

The project will initially be built around a series of podcasts and interviews but we hope and expect it to expand into different forms and media from there.

Podcast 1 is linked here.

Human Technologies at ICHK

International College Hong Kong, in the northeast of the New Territories of Hong Kong.

At International College Hong Kong (ICHK), an international secondary school in the north of Hong Kong, a group of teachers, educators and researchers has formed to work with Human Technologies as a curriculum lens and a way to imagine an alternative kind of education. The stimulus of Punk Ethnography as a futures forming practice has been significant as a dynamic for development. A range of flexible but structured groups has met to discuss and work on the curriculum- looking not just at content and pedagogy but on the role of teachers and how they can be enabled to live and share the Human Technologies approach. Partnerships have formed to share teaching ideas, develop resources and challenge the philosophical approaches that inform practice.