We have learned, with the Zapatistas, that while changing the world is very difficult, perhaps impossible, it is possible to create a whole new world. That is exactly what the Zapatistas are doing in the south of Mexico. How can we create our own new world, at our own, small, human scale, in our little corner in Oaxaca? How can we deschool our lives and those of our children in this real world, where the school still dominates minds, hearts and institutions?imagine we can do this for 7 billion people.. no? we can. how can we not..
The most dramatic lesson we derived from the exercise was to discover what we were really missing in the urban setting: conditions for apprenticeship.
When we all request education and institutions where our children and young people can stay and learn, we close our eyes to the tragic social desert in which we live. They have no access to real opportunities to learn in freedom. In many cases, they can no longer learn with parents, uncles, grandparents—just talking to them, listening to their stories or observing them in their daily trade. Everybody is busy, going from one place to another. No one seems to have the patience any more to share with the new generation the wisdom accumulated in a culture. Instead of education, what we really need is conditions for decent living, a community.
In doing this radical research, we surprise ourselves, every day, when we discover how easy it can be to create alternatives and how many people are interested in the adventure.indeed.. so very resonating..
Nuestros Caminos/Our Roads: A History of Searches from TV Multiversity on Vimeo.
it's hard to tell a story about something that is daily rewritten
it is not school, it is something more alternative
the worst thing about school is that it teaches you to live in a pause