Our Methods

We understand learning as an aspect of day to day life, and studying as the autonomous and joyful activity of free people.

Research Methods

  • We engage in “reflection in action”: investigating the theoretical, the abstract, and the practiced within different aspects of our reality, while being profoundly immersed in processes of political and social change.
  • We explore and enact options and innovations for the creation of political, technological and cultural alternatives to the world we find ourselves in.
  • We practice reflection in action as a rigorous, disciplined, informed and public exercise. It is not a personal, arbitrary, improvised, superficial or private interpretation. Anyone who repeated the same exercise according to its rules should achieve the same result.
  • Our main working tools are: observation as an experience of relation, dialogue both dialectic and dialogic, systematic reflection, and documentation in written and/or audiovisual formats.

Learning Practices

  • Learning from the world, rather than about the world. This means learning through the activities that constitute what wants to be learned as apprentices of those who commit all their energies to them, whether a worker in the field, whether a midwife, a lawyer, a geographer, an urban farmer, or an adobe constructor.
  • Learning to transform reality and to work for others, particularly for the communities and regions of origin themselves.
  • Placing the learning process under the control of the person who learns, under his or her own rhythms and ways of working, and not under those of teachers, educators, and bureaucrats.
  • Learning to learn by oneself- methods to continuously learn what one wants or needs to.
  • Learning to learn with others- in study circles, workshops, seminars, or conferences.