Be radical. Be nature
Be radical, be nature, be resilient, be together, no matter why.
Only time will tell us how long this journey will go; it seems that if we all work together it won’t take very long.
We believe that our work as teachers is to move the world closer to a huge-love that is our essence, a powerful force for social and climate change. We are radical just because we join together…and because we join up to the voices of the artistic world with the aim of affirming the resilience of Art over this difficult period, and just because we are getting ready for future. Resilience is built one thought and one action at a time. It is the slow and steady strengthening of our resilience habits that makes it easier for us to manage challenges.
We have to be concerned about life as an ever evolving process and in continuous change. But, what if we try to make our world better for everyone in the interim? Art does not show people what they should do. It has to do with what people can feel about the world. Art presents reality in a way that may change our vision and perspective towards the world.
At this time, teachers have to work from afar, trying to tell everyone that we teach because we love children. That teaching involves human connection, and that connection is to be in touch with nature too, the turning point that joined us together as an intense mutuality. Maybe nature is our connection to love. That is why we decided to be radical by sending messages during the lockdown. Messages on nature with chalk or natural materials.
Each path has become a place for human connection with the planet and with mankind. We are relational beings in a world where everything affects everything and, therefore, to care for others is to care for ourselves and vice versa.
Teachers and students from a school in Madrid, El Ardal worked together in this art walking project, writing messages in English and Spanish on nature with nature materials. Art video part of the UNESCO International Arts Ed Week 25th and the 31st May 2020 InSEA European Congress in Spain- Being Radical
Texto Janet Val Triboullier