Álvaro Restrepo: ‘Education is useless’

'If education does not strengthen us, if it does not reveal us our vocation, our inner voice, and if it does not help us to get rid of frustration and the fear of failure, then what is the bloody purpose of education?' Álvaro Restrepo is a Colombian artist, choreographer and educator who has run an … Continue reading Álvaro Restrepo: ‘Education is useless’

In defence of universalism

A text written for a workshop under the title  'Beyond Us versus Them: The Role of Culture in a Divided Europe' held at the Representation of the State of Baden-Württemberg to the European Union, Brussels on 2 May 2017. All the images in this post are by Bill Ming and taken from 'Bread and Salt: Stories … Continue reading In defence of universalism