woym started off as being this inviting safe zone created within spatial installations to explore the idea that we could bring in absolutely everyone we could somehow reach into one space and share conversation and embodied experience about essential matters of the artist as human being. the main motivation was to pick up conversation and catalyze it and making ends meet and opening up new connections of thought and encounter that would continue beyond our symposiums. Building up towards these event days and decompressing from them we realized that we want to make the experience of sharing a more continuous and sustainable practice to our lives. we want the woym project to be a flexible situation of artistic and human togetherness that moulds itself into the spaces activated by our communities and somehow affiliated agents.
a filler of cracks and a shaper of ideas. the importance of alternative education lies in the importance of seeing that there is an alternative. not even necessarily an alternative but a side step, a different mode. we are not proposing to provide an alternative to what schools do in its monetary or scholastic value, but rather an alternative in the modes of thinking. of not just thinking outside the box but thinking outside yourself. taking into account the many lives and the many people that live amongst you and within your community. and then realising that the thing that we can do right now is listen to those around us. woym can decide that its three main topics and scenes are mental health, sex, and identity. but this is important to us and that will help us start this journey of where woym is going and what we are. but this does not mean it will end up this way. if we have our foundational beliefs, and our value system of knowledge and education and that everyone is welcome, we have to be willing and open to the cracks. by cracks these are the different ideas and the differing opinions. woym is a womb. an incubator and a starting point. somewhere to go and somewhere to grow from.
questions of spatial awareness lie not only in architectural awareness but personal awareness. where do we occupy space and where can we be invited. what is our place? is it my place? how can we reflect society and how can we work towards a better understanding of eachother? is this the goal? what is the goal?
taking up space for things that matter
reimagining conversation, intentional listening
uplifting individual voices and skills
unlearning, relearning, delearning, fair learning
knowledge as considering all aspects of life
parallel isnt good enough; exisiting in cross-dimensions not just parallel
where do we take critical knowledge // where does critical knowledge take us...next?
always moving forward, to keep talking but to also keep moving
to be radically soft
to get shit done.
note: although to us this is clear, intersectional, feminist, decolonialist standpoints are always first and foremost. one day we won’t have to make this statement.