I'll make sure everyone understands everything that's being said. A la fin il y aura du temps pour vos questions. Merci de venir avec une tenue confortable et votre tapis de yoga un linge ou une couverture fait aussi l'affaire. Making and canning jam is not a mystical process and you don't need fancy equipment, just a pan to cook the jam, a pot big enough to hold a few jars, and something to lift the jars out of their water bath.
Assuming you have these, you can make jam. In this class we'll make a jam recipe depends on what I find at the market and go through how to can it using the boiling water method. And everyone will get to take some home for their toast. Une grande poele pour cuire la confiture, une marmite assez grosse pour contenir plusieurs pots, et un ustensile permettant de sortir les pots de leur bain bouillant.
Bring one of the following: a bottle of wine fruit local, seasonal, organic organic whole grain flour something homemade vegetables local, seasonal, organic. This class is a continuation of Knitting for Beginners 16 July but new people are more than welcome to jump in! In the first class we went through casting on, knitting and purling, and did a quick demonstration of casting off.
In part 2 we will continue working on these skills, and I will propose a few possible first projects as well as some simple stitch patterns. For those who are feeling confident I can show you some more advanced skills. Bring one of the following: a plant of any sort, surprise me local organic produce organic flour something homemade yarn. Pour moi la danse est avant tout " un art, un plaisir et un partage.
This class will combine the styles of street dance, hip hop and jazz dance for a fun routine that will get you moving, sweating and bouncing off the walls. Dress comfortably and make sure your knees are covered, as we will be doing some floor work. I am a passionate dancer and my teaching style is based on fun, movement and I encourage personal styles.
Would you like to live a greener lifestyle but are not sure where to start? Are you confused about which items can be recycled in Geneva? Do you need help deciphering all the different fair trade and organic labels in the supermarket? In this course we will discuss a number of small, painless changes you can make in your daily life. By adopting these simple habits you will make a real difference in your impact on the earth.
Bring one of the following: An email describing at least two changes you have made in your life as a result of this class One hour of conversation in Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, French, Mandarin or Russian Organic dark chocolate Organic fruit or vegetables Small clothing repairs e. I am originally from the United States but have lived and worked in many different countries. Currently I work as a translator in an international organization, and I recently obtained a master's degree in human rights.
I am passionate about environmental and social justice and creating a better world one step at a time. I am offering this class because I want to help others be the change they want to see in the world. I also love travelling, reading and learning languages, and some of my more recent interests include yoga, meditation and vegan cooking. This short class will introduce you to the concept of non directive coaching — an extremely powerful way to help others find their own path in making important decisions about their lives.
Coaching is an enabler - we'll show you how you can help others find the answers they themselves know already! Using open questions and active listening, coaching helps people work through options when faced with making difficult choices or changing habits. This technique is widely used globally by leaders to help their coaches employees be at their best. The class will provide you an overview of the process as well as some basic tips on how to approach non-directive coaching conversations. We will be looking for volunteers and if you are willing - we may call upon you for a live demonstration!
Stories - any story where coaching has helped you or some one you know The solemn pledge that you will actively listen to your coachee. Ale and Shaje both live in Geneva and work for one of the big multi nationals. They share a passion for public speaking and lifelong learning; concepts which they apply in their work and private life. With respect to nondirective coaching, Shaje is a certified corporate trainer and regularly conducts coaching classes at work. Ale is an experienced coach and will bring real life experience and understanding to the session.
Everyone who is interested in Marketing is welcome to join, no matter whether it's the first time you've heard about the topic or you are the Chief Marketing Officer of the biggest corporation in the world and everything in between. We will briefly talk about the basics of marketing, some deeper insights and tips, and some common pitfalls. The session is designed to allow constant interaction, so also bring your burning questions if you have any.
Bring one of the following: A house by the ocean A surprise Any kind of chocolate Organic vegetables or fruits Something expected. He now leads a Strategy and Marketing consulting called ekabhava and is in the process of creating a worldwide network of like-minded people. Are you sending out s of CVs and not getting any responses?
Then this class is for you! This class will cover basic CV writing tips. We will talk about what a quality CV looks like and share ideas about formatting, content, length amongst other things. We'll also talk about common mistakes people make and how you can best avoid them. In the competitive world, your CV needs to stand out and get your message across as concisely as possible. We'll show you how.
English speaking only. Bring one of the following: Any tips you have picked up from your past for the rest of the group Have an open mind Positive attitude Your current CV Your story, your experiences with sending out CVs. Sandra is currently working at a large multinational in Switzerland, and has work experience in the US and UK. She has coached peers and colleagues on CV writing skills since her university years, where she was involved in a global student organization specializing in job placement.
Shaje also works for a large multinational in Switzerland and has 15 years of people management experience. He currently sees many CVs from candidates applying to his company and is a qualified interviewer. This course is intended to complete beginners without knowledge in massages. Each student will be able to practice and should then be able to practice again from home with friends and family.
Please BRING a yoga mat, a small pillow or cushion, a tiny small glass bowl, a pen and paper to write down your notes. It was developed by Dr Peter Levine a former stress consultant for NASA who questioned why animals in the wild rarely become traumatised despite routine threats to their lives, whereas humans are readily traumatised.
Since both possess nearly identical brain and body based survival mechanisms, he focused on what was interfering with the human threat recovery process and then developed tools for restoring people's innate capacity to rebound following overwhelming experiences. Although this class will cover the basics of SE, it will do so from a personal as opposed to a professional perspective. In May , on the day my husband and I were meant to be starting our new life together in Switzerland, I was injured in a gas explosion when the pavement I was walking on in central London blew-up and I was engulfed in a fireball.
Yet surprisingly, although it has been a painful and, at points, harrowing experience, I now look back on the explosion as one of the best opportunities of my life. Both literally and metaphorically it rocked my already unstable footing and burnt off the layers of my protective skin and through the help of SE, as well as many wonderful people, I have emerged with a renewed energy and enthusiasm for life. Bring one of the following: A half hour chat over coffee to help improve my very basic French A recommendation of an inspiring or otherwise interesting book A recommendation of an unusual but beautiful place to visit in Switzerland A toy ideally soft and cuddly for my one year old golden retriever An inspiring or otherwise interesting book To proof read and give any feed-back on the opening chapters or more of my latest novel, The World Inside Me.
When I was fifteen my school-friend was murdered in an unprovoked sectarian attack. As a result of this, as well as the painful realisation that I too had grown-up with low-grade sectarian prejudices, I founded a charity in Scotland called Nil by Mouth: www. Having worked with the charity for a number of years, I then moved to London to pursue a legal career, first training as a criminal barrister and then working as a legal adviser for the Home Office, a department of the UK Government.
I began writing fiction a few years ago and am currently working on my second book, an autobiographical novel told from the perspective of my dog Yogi. A tasting session will follow the cooking class. This class includes a short introduction to Ayurvedic nutrition, how to cook with spices and how to make a simple sweet chutney. Bring one of the following: a bottle of brandy a ukelele class fresh organic ginger fresh organic herbs e. I enjoy sharing with anyone interested, esp. I am a Spanish girl and I would love to teach you something about Spanish food, like the typical Spanish omelette.
We will taste something else, like Horchata, and do a Spanish omelette, an "empanada" and "pan tumaca". Maybe something else These are meat free, so if you are vegetarian, you are welcome, but we will use products from animals like eggs. Je suis une femme espagnole et j'aimerais vous apprendre des choses sur la cuisine espagnole. On goutera des mets inhabituels, comme par exemple l'Horchata.
On fera une omelette espagnole, une "empanada" et du "pain tumaca". Par contre, on utilisera des produits d'origine animal des oeufs. In a Trade School lauch party someone proposed me to do this course. Great idea!! Here I am. Donc me voici!! If by reading these few lines you feel excited, interested and your mind is kind of saying what is this session I want to learn more, then please join us-- this is absolutely for you.
Bring one of the following: a real life example you want to work on one favourite and one least favourite "Emotion" one strong belief about life openness to learning sense of humour. Following the successful face massage course Edition II held on 26 August , and great demand, I am offering a second Edition to the Scalp massage which completes the head massage.
Those who would not have attended the face massage class can still learn separately how to massage the scalp :. This promotes relaxation to help release tensions. This is an Introduction Course, NOT a therapeutic class therefore students will only go through relaxation lines. For any queries, please contact me on zenmoi01 gmail. Feedback from previous students: "We had a lot of fun playing mafia, and it was very interesting to play and to think at the same time about the different behaviours of the players. I would love to do it again.
You did great, I felt you knew how to make the whole thing work very well. The course was fun and engaging and a great way to meet new people in the city. Please note that the students will need to be escorted into CERN, so they must be at the reception on time. Bring one of the following: a tour of your workplace with some cookies and hot chocolate coffee mug with design or message earphones invitation to a home-cooked vegetarian or pescetarian dinner one hour driving class around Meyrin potted plants, flowers or herbs something special from your city or country non-alcoholic, non-meat umbrella.
Hearing the the familiar ancient myths and legends which describe magical and miracle happenings, we are intrigued by the possibilities However, the countless occurrences in literature of cultures around the world do not exist by sheer coincidences in artistic imaginative creativity, but rather because of very concrete events.
In , during the last months of her master work in theoretical physics, Alix had a series of awakenings, bringing her to the realization of her true calling to be channel for the divine will, providing access to self-realization for all seekers who cross her path. At this time she left the academic sciences to pursue the manifestion of her vision and performed a complete renunciation of all her belongings.
She then traveled for a year visiting and working in several different countries, spiritual communities, and ashrams, and is now based again in Geneva, Switzerland. The class will be a hands on demonstration on how to fix a flat tire and then basic information about bike care and maintenance. Bring one of the following: A good beer A great veggie recipe A surprise Tire patches Vegetarian food. I spent two years in West Africa where I got around mostly by bicycle and learned the hard way on how to take care of and fix a bike.
A few friends of mine who ride regularly asked me to show them some basic bike repair skills so I thought more people might be interested. I'm in no way a pro biker or mechanic but do know enough to always be able to get back on to ride :. A class dedicated to total beginners with a curiosity for the language. We would have fun understanding some useful cultural facts about the language and its speakers and cover together some basic Spanish.
I will teach you how to introduce yourself, order some simple food from a menu, express some basic ideas and more!!! Ready for the challenge??? Muy bien!! All you need is pen and paper and your fun and enthusiasm. For those wishing to collaborate further, you are welcome to bring something to share with the class drink, food, anecdotes of your experience with the language, Spanish music, etc, etc.
See you all very soon!! Bring one of the following: something creative something funny something passionate something traditional surprise. I think the opportunity of a free trading service is fantastic, it provides the platform for true exchange of skills in a friendly and enriching atmosphere. This class is for everyone who has the intuition that there is more to life than just working, having fun with friends, partying, building a family, following your hobbies, being happy, etc. Whether you have already read books, had experiences or not, everyone is welcome to join.
This course is not about learning any new technique or religion, but about exploring what our true nature is, with what is available to us at any given moment: perception, thoughts and awareness. Expect to be challenged in your most fundamental beliefs and come to the class forgetting everything you have ever learnt in life.
Un objet naturel une pierre, une plume.. In these situations, having a basic knowledge of self-defense could be the difference between a happy or a bad ending. This course will aim to introduce some techniques of Krav Maga, a modern method of self-defense accessible to everyone, which focuses on four points: simplicity, efficiency, speed and self-control. Please come to class wearing sporty or comfortable clothes, and discover skills you never knew you had! It is therefore natural that when I arrived in Geneva early this year, I decided to take Krav Maga classes.
Since then, I feel the overwhelming need to share this knowledge with those around me to know that they're safe. We do many things with the body, but how we can help it to enjoy the dance? I invite you to connect with the body and movement itself and let them teach us. We will use a few simple practices that will let us explore different aspects of the natural movement and how our body feels within them. We will try out elements of different dance styles and daily life gestures; we will reflect on movement and what makes it to be dance; and we will have fun and keep calm.
The workshop is the chance to reflect our communication with body and how body awareness can help our creativity, energy balance and confidence to grow. Lived through the joy of dance, they become our partners for life. Bring one of the following: any Frey chocolate with nuts harmonica marine lesson help with small upcycling design project to make it bigger help with women clothes photo-shoot photography, make up, modeling neck and shoulders massage silk second-hand clothing that can be used for upcycling design.
I used to run various projects related to well-being, personal development, video editing and design, which are all united by creative consuming approach. Creative consuming deals with limited resources of material and unlimited resources of imagination, transforming what is given to what is possible. With time my research was first confirmed by some knowledge from professionals and later, with the enthusiasm, with which others would join me on the floor. I used to run workshops on creativity and personal development, so I use dance elements themselves as well as exercises to increase awareness to make inspiration of the movement accessible for everyone in a playful and fun way.
Orange or warm yellow shower curtain Piece of African fabric Yogi tea or Kusmi tea. This class is about meeting people - for whatever reason or intention - and how to interact by applying scientific and proven techniques to improve your communication and message. You will be manipulated during this class.
Class Program: Interaction dynamics and honesty, nonverbal communication, verbal communication, active listening, how to dialogue, approaching a stranger, starting a conversation and how best to convey your message. Interactive examples, videos and slides are used throughout the class — estimated duration is 1.
There is no need to take notes, as I will send you the slides. You can bring snacks to have during the class or food to share if you so wish. For those who took this class in April, it's the same program as before — tell your friends! Experienced psychologist and expert in conflict-psychology and peace. Has taken several classes in Neuro-Linguistic Programming, positive psychology, counseling, marketing and branding. Has also worked three years in charity fundraising, direct marketing, and face-to-face donor recruitment - yep, one of those smiling annoying people in the street or randomly knock on your door.
Currently I work with positive communication, peace education, non violence, and I am a free-hugger. Some people call me a social animal. Hope to see you at the class and share a hug. This will be a crash course in Crossfit. Crossfit is a highly efficient program that trains both your strength and your stamina in a short period of time.
We will go through basic exercises such as push-ups, v-ups, pull-ups, squats and sit-ups. These exercises might seem too simple but most people do them wrong. Join my class to learn how to do the perfect push-up. If it rains or is too cold the class will be cancelled. You will be contacted if that is the case. See you there! Bring one of the following: A bottle of good prosecco A bottle of orange juice Fruit: you choose! Hi everyone! When I am not applying for jobs boring! I enjoy working out, reading, meeting new people and shopping at Aligro.
If you sign up for my great class I would just love if you could help me with finding a job. Dress as if you were going to the gym and make sure your knees are covered, as we will be doing some floor work. By adopting these simple habits and conscious choices you will be taking a huge step towards living sustainably on this earth.
Note: The content of this course will be roughly the same as the one held on 20 August Rapid revision of the first class made last september New students accepted too! What if we took a bunch of strangers, diverse people, with no preparation, no clip notes and gave them an opportunity to present their passions and interests in a stipulated time? We want everyone at the event to present, discuss, debate — share his or her world — with the rest.
It is an intense event with discussions, demos and interaction from attendees. Bar Camps have nothing to do with alcohol, getting drunk, hanging around a bar or even camping in the woods!!! It simply refers to an informal open participatory type of conference where all attendees are urged to participate freely doing, presenting what they like and being themselves.
However, in the Sangha Bar Camp we urge our attendees not to talk about their businesses or do any kind of self-marketing or promotions. Bring one of the following: Participation. Trade School Geneva and Association Sangha cordially invite you to our first bar camp where everyone is welcome to come and share their world. It can a simple discussion or a detailed topic in the language of your choice. Almost like a massive spontaneous trade school geneva class.
See you there :. Learn how to take care of a sourdough starter, make bread and other things with it, all the tips and tricks that I've learned through my experience and failures. Bring one of the following: a surprise bio whole grain flour coffee ground for an espresso pot drawing supplies fall vegetables. This time, we will be exploring how much control we have in our lives. Is there something like free will?
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What can we control? What not? Is there a controlling entity separate from everything else or is everything made out of one and the same source? We will look into how this impacts our daily lives and how this reflects the society we live in. Also, we open the discussion to any related topics, so feel free to bring your burning questions. We are looking forward to seeing you there, our current and new members. Thank you! Bring one of the following: Openess Openness Presence. Last time was a blast! It inspired me to keep on giving classes in crossfit.
Students' feedback Crossfit for beginners I "It was a very interesting class with an awesome guy, thanks a lot Marcus, I really enjoyed the class and I think you explained very well! The teacher was well prepared and knew how to teach. The exercise routine was well thought out and he did a great a job motivating us and encouraging us to push our limits.
Please request him to do more of these : " This will be a crash course in Crossfit. The warm-up aims to be exhausting, fun and at the same time endorsing team-spirit. After that we will go through basic exercises such as push-ups, v-ups, mountain-climbers, squats, sit-ups and lunges. Finally, we will do the actual work-out, in crossfit-language named WOD Work Out of the Day which consists of a selection of basic exercises put into a program with the purpose of making you sweat!
We finish off with a swedish work-out surprise, often a playful competition. This time, we will be exploring where humanity is heading. We will explore where we come from, who we are and what each of us can contribute to make our society one that is based on compassion and love and not on hatred and wars. Also, as always, we open the discussion to any related topics, so feel free to bring your burning questions. Bring one of the following: Openness. What this session is about?
In 1,hrs you will define what you want to change and start taking actions. So we thought we start now, to actually make it happen. Bring one of the following: 1 thing that you thought you would do in but not yet done 1 thing you want to get better at in Humour Open mind to learn and share. We are three fun loving women who took action in We want to show you how small things can make a difference in our life and lead us to success and the thought-to-be-impossible.
Deepanjali— Her positive attitude, deriving from the mountains Far East is combined with a deep spiritual knowledge; she has inherited from her ancestors. She will teach you how to say no. Verena — Her energetic approach, combined with applied coaching techniques will get you going. She will boost you to take that action. Welcome to a self defence class : Through a class you can : Learn techniques of realistic defense reproducible stress.
Develop a good physical condition, useful for everyday life but if you face Train your mind to manage your emotions to overtake when necessary. Lets have fun! Bring one of the following: a surprise help with job-search some cheese some chocolat some tea leaves. I'm addicted to sports and travel I like to share what I've learned around the world I'm full of energy!
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Get ready guys!!! Bring one of the following: A bottle of good wine Coffee or tea Portuguese session for beginners Some help for design work flyer, logo Spanish session for beginners. I am a freelance developer. I use the Python programming language and web development tools, on a daily basis to deliver projects, mainly for webapps. I have an active interest into contributing to new entrepreneur projects, using Internet-based innovations and the open data. During the class we will learn some simple massage movements with an emphasis on the intention and how to be truly present while offering a massage.
I am Virginie and i am learning how to have a love affair with Life I am also trying to expand my healing abilities using many tools. Massage is one of them, it allows me to share love and to learn about myself and existence. In fact I will go so far and show you how to create anything you want. Come if you want to understand how it works; if you want to live a fuller life, a life that is worth living. Come to find out what it is and why your life still does not always meet your expectations.
Come and learn how to change your life starting now. Bring one of the following: inspiring book inspiring video surprise me. Working out without lifting weights is a highly efficient program that trains both your strength and your stamina in a short period of time. Finally, we move on to the actual work-out, called WOD Work-Out of the Day which consists of a selection of basic exercises put into a program with the purpose of making you sweat to the beats of contemporary up-tempo music. We finish off with a swedish work-out surprise which often is a playful competition. The exercise routine was well thought out and he did a great a job motivating us and encouraging us to push our limits".
This time, we will be exploring whether it is possible to not only transfer knowledge, but also any kind of wisdom. It seems like while it is easy that we transfer knowledge from the mind, it is a bigger challenge to transfer deep wisdom. Bring one of the following: Openess. You are welcome to join a class of Insanity workout 45 mn from the famous Shaun T.
I found that program very use full and power full.. I will use a digital tablet and you will have to follow me in harmony To end up the class i will teach you some moves of self defense for about 45 mn. Nice program isnt? You will need some good condition for the Insanity workout You will discover a very effective way to train the physical body and the emotional, mental and intuitive intelligence.
During the first hour, you will learn efficient tools to increase vitality, improve breathing capacity as well as flexibility and muscle tone. The conversation that follows will allow teaching how to apply these tools in everyday life and add value in your personal and professional growth. Bring one of the following: A coffee date A lot of smiles Classes relative to improvisation, theater Feedback about my blog articles Fresh Bio fruit or vegetables Help me with marketing or social media advice. This time, we will be exploring what we can do as humans to set the right conditions to be who we really are.
It seems that there is no methodology to directly access our true nature, but there seem to be ways to set up some conditions to do so. What is the force that then does the last "step"? We are looking forward to seeing you there. Bring one of the following: Awareness Drive for freedom Open-mind Sensitivity to subtle things Understanding who you really are.
How can we judge what is right and wrong? Can morals be objectively true? What frameworks exist for dealing with moral judgement in a consistent way? Is morality itself inconsistent or self-defeating? This class won't give you the answers to these questions, but rather teach you how to find the answers for yourself. There will be lots of opportunity for discussion and debate within the group, and you will be encouraged to share your own views and opinions on a number of ethical topics.
Bring one of the following: A piece of history Ceramic plate Reusable water bottle Short-term loan of a bike The best story I'll ever hear. I've written a number of ethics-related articles for Al Jazeera English, Huffington Post, and others. You can access these via my blog. This class is for you if you are just curious about food in general OR if you are already a nutrition expert. I promise you will learn new and surprinsing stuff. You will understand why we get contradictory advices about the healthy and unhealthy food. You will learn about popular diets such as vegetarianism, veganism, raw food and paleo.
I will explain how and why these food movements came to life. You will listen to the incredible story of a dentist who travelled the world at the begining of the last century in search of the 'perfect diet'. I will describe the kind of food we ate about years ago in different part of the world. You will also understand why we are talking about fat and sugar all the time. What is the real problem with these 2 demons?
You will learn about the critical nutriments that our body need. I will talk about different kind of ''superfood''. Of course you will also learn about meat, eggs and dairy. This class is not a new diet or a new theory on nutriton. Bring one of the following: A hug A surprise One question at the end of the class Openess Your full attention during 2 hours. Can people do whatever they wish with their own bodies? Are we dealing with the Ebola crisis ethically? What are our responsibilities to the environment and non-human animals? To what extent are doctors obliged to satisfy the needs or wants of their patient?
In this class, we will consider a range of bioethical questions and frameworks with which to answer them. Although no prior knowledge will be assumed, students who attend "An Introduction to Ethics and Moral Philosophy" run the week before can expect some extra insights. As in the last class, there will be lots of opportunities for discussion and debate within the group, and you will be encouraged to share your own views and opinions on a number of bioethical topics.
Bring one of the following: A piece of history Photograph of someone you know and what they mean to you Place to sleep for a night in Paris, Amsterdam, Berlin, Munich, or Rome Scarf The best story I'll ever hear. Pourquoi s'en priver? Quand on vous dit effeuillage, vous pensez strip-tease. Bring one of the following: Chocolat noir, au lait, blanc, avec des trucs dedans Gateau avec un x aussi Be yourself and fuck the rest!
Most people think Turkish cuisine is all about kebabs and meat dishes but you would be surprised by the variety of vegetarian specialties of the home cooking culture in this country. I'm dedicating this cooking workshop to my mum obviously the best cook ever to me , with whom I spent countless hours on Skype and else to get my cooking skills up to where they are now.
Let's cook, chat and have a meal together! Welcome to all, Get ready to learn an effective self defense method. I will help you to develop simple and efficient methods to be used under stress. These methods combine behavioral and psychological aspects. You can find me on www. Bring one of the following: inspiring books inspiring films inspiring music inspiring video surprise me. Last but not least, the course may include instruction on Hip Hop culture and its potential benefits to improve our global and local society. Bring one of the following: An open mind; willingness to learn and share.
Any sort of support or help in the many projects I am a part of mostly artistic, cultural, musical, humanitarian and educational Contacts for organizing concerts or events in Geneva and internationally. Food or tips on cooking. Vegan and ethical farming only! He performs and organizes Hip Hop events and teaches in such fields as music, art, self-help, improvisation, martial arts, massage therapy and more. Net, www. French-English: - How to create a private space with invited people only, to share information curation privatly. Bring, if you can, your own laptop or tablet, we will also have also to access your email.
This class is an open group discussion without a "teacher" - all participants are teacher and student at the same time. This time, we will be exploring what our calling in life is, on an individual level and also on a global level. Why did I come to this planet? What are some signs that tell me whether what I am doing is in line with my calling. Is there something such a life calling in the first place?
Bring one of the following: chocolat cours d'anglais cours en tout genre food repas. What makes the humanitarian work tick? What are the dangers and pitfalls? What is successful humanitarian action? Who does it and why? According to what principles? This danger is based on the misleading understanding of creation as an expression either of transgression, breaking order, or madness.
What cannot be thought is the nonrelational — those potentials or movements that fail to be actualized. Creation is danger; however it is not the danger of madness, but rather the danger of exposing an abundant sanity. Deleuze and Guattari place creation in the field in which it is destroyed and trembles. Stuttering, where it cracks and fractures, enables us to see the door to the rabbit hole that leads not to what is beyond, not to the transcendental, but inward, to the immanent.
It is the act of creation, the necessary act of architecture — in its singularity — that can retain the access to this door. Each time, with each new utterance, architecture is again required to generate a new, real state of creation, to avoid being trapped in the net of empty words. It could appear as a field of battle, where the forces present produce noise and chaos, beauty and barbarism, Eros and Thanatos, impulses of life and death. But more to the point, it is the contradictory aesthetic generated from this field of battle that matters.
The catatonia of the stutter is similar — it is an articulation or de-articulation of a psychism and the production of a new physiology accessing public territories and repressed depths of consciousness derived from zones of paranoia and permanent disequilibrium. That is the main point. To stutter is a-social not because of the non-understandability aspect, but because it perverts the appearance of socialization — a shameless pornography.
We come before dimensions that deviate from language, but attempt to define how language should be considered as capable of internalizing this energy; pulling language by the tongue, and not allowing its dialectical closure. Voids open before us, wickets through which we meet expression in its raw state.
The stuttering architect is the one who acknowledges his disability and accepts his fate, his senses, and bodily intuition. This architect is like the stuttering man who knows the pain of not being able to speak eloquently, of suffering from the sense of stammering incomprehensibly, trying not to confront certain syllables — fricatives and sibilants — since he knows too well the frustration this attempt will bring upon him.
Abandoning any grammatical semblance, the phrase falls apart. The body ceases to be an appendage, becoming instead that which makes it possible for us to have an immediate, pre-reflective familiarity with reality. This points us back to the source of creation, uncovering its finiteness in aphasia, all the while showing the greatness of what is human — that which contains the consciousness of infinity. The act of architecture extends, deforms, and breaks the boundaries of language.
It emphasizes and empowers the dryness and meagerness of architectural language. Creation is destruction; we must destroy language in its present form and create it in a different form, denying certain structures as we form a structure out of what other structures are not made of. This new structure is certainly a reality; it can be seen and touched. It is certainly not nothing. Both the signifier and the signified are always present simultaneously; what is seen is a truth in presence. Therefore, for the architect, saying is doing. We need a measured intervention — a radical and eternal reassessment that seeks to give up the prophecy temptations to transcendence , while failing to stop stuttering time and time again.
To fail does not mean to represent successfully existential failures or existential meaninglessness; it means to refuse to represent.
- Women Dramatists, Humor, and the French Stage;
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- Running with the Big Dog: True Stories from the Road with Americas Bus Company.
- Paul Grant Official Website.
- Désobéir (PHILO ADO) (French Edition).
- cape cod in a clamshell Manual?
- Dramaville is not a place; it’s a state of mind.
Thus, we preserve cracks through which we can feel the muted, endless infinity behind architectural things — an infinity more devious and secret, which rejects attempts at divisibility and striations, refuses the mere instrumentality of architecture. There is a need, an urgent and asymmetrical necessity, to act. Not only was the bestiality increased, but I suspect that it was also the highest point of horror and pleasure for the barbarian — the combined malefaction and jouissance of human perversity. We reached so high a level of monstrosity in the 20th century — from Verdun to the slaughters of Pol Pot to the recent atrocities in Rwanda — that it is now difficult to hierarchically re-qualify this notion of human bestiality and the industrial dimensions of terror.
But the musician playing and dancing in Hell cannot be compared to anything else. This unnamable amoral cultural artifact elicits repulsion and vomiting that cannot be framed or clearly unfolded; vomiting in this case to be read as the ultimate expression of language. The most uncomfortable aspect is that they are not developed from voyeurism at a distance , but are intrinsically embedded in our own bestial, individual schizophrenia.
These works force us to look at the devil, not in front of us, but contained in our own nervous sweat. NE : Following your multiple trajectories, shadows of the catastrophe escape from our body, screams and sparks, like an animal we had been sheltering. I hear the other voices, the gnashing of the teeth of an animal in the agony of death.
The voice is in me. We meet the spirits that haunt us, that haunt creation. Stuttering dismantles the face and we rediscover the head, the teeth, and the flesh; it emerges from beneath discourse as brute fact and takes us to the threshold. How can architecture think the moving gap as a movement of being itself?
How can we cross the threshold that lies beyond the limit beyond language, beyond the wall , which is neither virtualization nor actualization, but rather the indiscernible middle? How can architecture move from report to experience? FR : The animal is waking up after a long hibernation. The development of the collective and individual moralism of the 20th century hygienism, positivism, modernism, progressivism, ecologism could be perceived as the Siamese-twin brother of the industrial potential for erasure and destruction of humans, biotopes, and entire territories.
This permanent disequilibrium destruction and preservation versus barbarism and humanism cannot be reduced to a simple theoretical or rhetorical game; it has been and still is, here and now, the preliminary condition of any emerging discourse and practice. As a genesis, or a genetic illness, we were born out of these conditions and we have the choice, the irreducible and individual choice, to think the field of the battle, to take sides.
On one side of the battlefield are those who are driven by the illusion of elegant moralism, where we might wrap ourselves with the mantle of the right consciousness and the denunciation of a system that at the same time feeds and clothes us. But for exercer sa puissance , we have to go away, far away from these two evident and reductive symptoms, by moving simultaneously between the two sides of the battlefield, stuttering with the enemy as a permanent deforming mirror of ourselves.
NE : The schizophrenic creative process of stuttering architecture that I seek to stress fundamentally resembles this indispensable failure or danger that you mention. But, like any defect, it has an advantage, a depth, which the shortcoming and the shortcoming alone may possess, losing something in order to add something else, decreasing in order to yearn. The eloquent word, the eloquent structure the highest desire of the Modern Movement is lost in order to teach people to give birth to a new ear — to feel the stutter, the pain preceding the birth of a new word.
Stuttering architecture is never disconnected from reality, but rather planted in the very heart of reality. This is architecture that does not seek to eliminate the separation by creating an identity and by abolishing the paradoxes, but rather stresses the differences and confirms them, and therefore spreads a rhizomatic complexity, which we must cross continuously, without halting. Each of these ways coincides with a task, an experiment, a way of feeling space. In Dustyrelief, an art museum project in Bangkok, you are reflecting this schizophrenia, constantly hanging between a breakthrough toward a new model and a breakdown into an old, used, and familiar model.
The city and its surfaces and atmospheres are deeply polluted by carbon monoxide particles, which wrap the tropical environment in a gray, dusty coating. The aesthetic protocol that is the genesis for the building transforms this preliminary chemical condition. Its operation arises from a multitude of contradictions — between hygiene and dirt, topological and Euclidian geometry, panoptic and heterotopian space — and a permanent schizoid vibration between the illusion of controlling an environment and the failure — the malentendu mishearing , of its application.
This disruption of logic is a stuttering tool for developing narrative relationships, lines of subjectivization and apparatuses of de-identification. There must always be an enigma. The reality of the building may not be achieved by its physical construction, as when a subject is frozen into an object. In this case the construction will never accomplish its objective. I have to admit that this path was borrowed from a few other architects, specifically the strategy of the disruption of architectural logic.
One is Adolf Loos and his raumplan , with the disjunction between the external boxy illusion and the space within. The adventures of Alice in Wonderland proceeded from the same stuttering. But back to the Bangkok situation. The apparatus that collects the dirt and reveals the degree of pollution secreted and stored day after day, year after year , realizes its own extension from this atmospheric substance generated by the city, while becoming, simultaneously through embedding in the belly of this freak the hygiene of an art museum a refugee zone for international contemporary art.
We could complain how museums are becoming deterritorialized mausolea for art tourism Bilbao, etc. This double identity forces the museum to negotiate and articulate a strategy of stuttering, tripping over its own intrinsic contradictions. The collection of carbon monoxide particles is generated by several electrostatic machines , volts without any Ampere and intensity connected to a mesh 37 meters high. It produces a negatively charged environment that is able to attract the positive voltage of the dust.
A drainage system collects the detritus after the monsoon season washes it away. As architects, we are always confronted with strange vibrations, composed by disaster and dream, by propaganda and illusion, by hypocrisies and realities. We deeply consider architecture to be a tool that could reveal and manipulate this stuttering — to eroticize our paranoia.
Daniel W. Smith and Michael A. Greco London: Verso, , Opening of satelite of Pompidou Center, Metz, 11 may Guiheux-Migayrou and Guignol-Rambert walk arm in arm, flaunting their self-satisfaction. But the most surprising thing is to see the former, who once long ago was a pioneer, so fully assuming his present role of conservator, acting like the museum equivalent of a nightclub bouncer or a cop. In a position to write history,  he exploits it, helping make it congeal and turn to stone, with the illusion and fantasy of classification… something between a Creationist entomologist and the malicious comeback of an ambushing Alphonse Bertillon….
Anyway, here we are in this garrison city, with the carp and the rabbit strolling arm in arm, proud of their young friendship, with undisguised pleasure… or perhaps avowed obscenity. How did these two come to form such a perfect union? These two might seem an unlikely match unless you happen to know them personally. What is the quiddity of their coitus non-interruptus? Of their wedding night? You tell me. It was the kiss of death at the eponymous institution: the grand ceremony as Claude Parent  was lowered into his coffin by the same man who helped liquidate him 20 years before, Jean Nouvel.
A clever move to take the whole pot. The two accomplices not only coolly planned out the whole thing, they claimed the prize as the dowry due them for their embrace.
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The lip-smacking prospect of a funhouse mirror show bringing together the little water carrier and the pseudo-philosopher using radical architecture to rehabilitate the Boomers, on the backs of those they spit on and those they silence to keep their powers of postmodern creativity as the admen that they are. No need to say another word about the Metz show, no sir. The architecture room is as mortiferous as they are. A cadaver not so exquisite and a series of tombstones, as gray as they are… as desperately gray as death… and scale models refurbished for the occasion.
Double-dealing hypocrites and double agents. Architecture has nothing to do with what they make it. But their union is sacred and consummated. Over the canopy hovered the specters of Frei Otto and Cecil Balmond, opening their cape like Mephisto in the Murnau movie, and what that cape covered and hid was labyrinthine, heterotopic and above all designed by Hans Poelzig…. But more on that another time. Components of after glowing as UV radiation sensor. Meeting someone means facing the unknown, the strange, or even confronting your own repulsion at negotiating unfamiliar surroundings.
This involves consideration of risk and a determination of whether or not to go through with it. It means daring to risk the unknown together. The truce is unstable. Nothing can be discerned but sweat and silence, like climbers roped together, seeking to transgress the forbidden. The fence simultaneously protects those who are still there, about whom we know nothing, and those who dare venture in without knowing how to make use of what they may find there.
The meeting point is not pretending to be safety. This building is a nocturnal observatory pivoting on itself. But at night this lab restores the light intensity of daytime by discharging UV sensor units located on all the exterior surfaces. The components afterglow as a detector, an architectural Marker of the mutation of our environment and occur as a signal of UV human pathologies.
The level of UV which has crossed the Ozone layer is only revealed with a gap of time, after people are plugged into the shadows of the day, in the death of the sunset, by the after glowing ghost, inter canem et lupum …. There are two parts. Research unfolds in what we call the Process room, a pretty basic space. You have to take your time so that the interactions between physiology, robotics and computation fully emerge in their logic and interdependence. The other part, the exhibition, is a suite of visual indices.
Since these clues are neither didactic nor chronological nor pedagogical, visitors construct their own logic and subjectivities. Furthermore, this part has an immersion area, a physiological testing station, where visitors, called prospective purchasers by analogy to a sales office, are themselves experimental subject and object. This cognitive and immersive mechanism thus articulates a thirst for knowledge and a willingness to lose oneself in that quest. That earlier piece sought to understand and write in the sense of writing code biological geometries that mimic natural ones. The predominant figure was that of coral and its growth.
We wanted to get a better handle on something already sketched out at the MAM show: the capture of body chemistry as an element able to disturb and alter linear logics, the logics of authorities, replacing a top-down approach with a bottom-up one. Until now the acquisition of information used in residence protocols has been based exclusively on visible, reductive data.
In our research we want to add the corporalities and their own substances. They can provide information about the relationship between bodies and space, and especially about the social relationships of bodies, the relationships between them, of the self to the other, both inside a single housing unit and in terms of the osmosis of vicinity.
So visitors are put into a very particular psychological state. This physiological test works like an emotion detector. You are in absolutely no danger from this vapor… Your family has become a conflict zone and you can no longer calm things down. But you can negotiate the distances by negotiating the details… The area where you live can react to your desires. It has the power… to allow you to experience this conflict without denying its existence or making up fantasies about it.
Your living area can be transformed into a morphology of the moment. Consequently the formulation of desires in language is inflected by another realty, another complexity, that of the acephalous body, the animal body, so that it can tell us about its adaptation, its sympathy and empathy, in the face of specific situations and environments. We decided to take the preliminary step of revisiting the contradictions within the very expression of these desires, both those that traverse public space because of their ability to express a choice, a desire conveyed by language, on the surface of things, and those preexisting and perhaps more disturbing but equally valid desires that reflect the body as a desiring machine as Deleuze put it , with its own chemistry, imperceptibly anterior to the consciousness those substances generate.
The concept of free will may be simultaneously the most beautiful and the most corruptible of all. The cultural media pierce us to the core; their influence penetrates us everywhere, generating a conformism that can be considered obscene. We are both its vector and instrument. What we like to do is just the opposite, to seek out the dark side, our animal side, in order to subvert the other side using reactive and emotional data. The proposals submitted by the architects selected by the city are puerile in that regard, and the plans for Greater Paris no less so.
The politicians have largely sucked the lifeblood out of the past. You introduce the possibility of contradictory relational modes into the residential units themselves. The interviews at the physiological station make it possible to collect some seldom-seen materials. I would have loved to be able to set up a sales office where people could make a purchase and concretize their bio-architecture in a collective aggregation. The data obtained from the physiological interview tell us about:. We use formulations taken from set theory to define these relationships.
This branch of math was founded by the German mathematician Georg Cantor in the late 19 th century.
Its aim is to define the concepts of sets and belonging. It allows you to define all the properties of a situation as relational modes, both the relationships between the elements residential areas and those between these elements and the ensemble or ensembles they fit into.
The operators of belonging, union, inclusion, intersection and disjunction describe morphologies characterized by their dimensions and position and above all by the negotiations of distance they carry out with the other parts. This produces relational protocols, protocols of attraction, repulsion, contiguity, dependence, sharing, indifference, exclusion, etc. Mathematical formulas aid the development of these combinations and thus become the matrix for the relational structure on which an inhabitable space is based.
In other words, you approach architecture as a dynamic principle, incorporating incompletion, incertitude and indetermination. Nature is basically made up of indetermination protocols. An urban structure based on these computational and robotic procedures, these vectors of variability and indetermination, makes visible the potential of these heterogeneous aggregations.
One of the subjects of this research was to consider the bearing structure of these residential units, and thus the final the final shape of the building, as a product and not the starting point. The fact that the bearing structure is not designed beforehand makes it necessary to constantly recalculate the segments and force trajectories that carry these inhabitable cells.
Instead, it calculates form based on trajectories, the vectorization and intensity of forces, without that form being predetermined. In this particular case, the unknown is the form, the hidden part revealed only by the experiment itself. Through the use of these computational, mathematical and mechanization procedures, the urban structure engenders successive, improbable and uncertain aggregations that constantly rearticulate the relationship between the individual and the collective.
You emphasize the passage from an industrial era? More recently, what has science — especially math — and technological development — robotics and a biochemical understanding of raw materials — brought to the table in architecture? What new speculative issues has it raised, particularly in France? Nothing is happening in France. The field of architecture is totally sclerotic and held on a leash by a dozen people. Regarding your question, it only takes a few years for technology to drain and absorb speculations that once seemed unreal. In five years what once was plausible has become possible.
Since its opening in Le Laboratoire has sought to give visibility to research projects jointly undertaken by scientists and artists. First of all, the software is available for anyone who wants to further mutate it. What do you expect from this stance, this renunciation of authorship and even copyleft?
A script is above all a form of writing, a language. The melancholy of a fragment weeping its own substances. The pursuit of n certainties biotopes. The n certainties pursuit in Universities laboratories was the occasion to invite again Stephan Henrich at the origin of the research and some local involvement as David Benjamin in one course, Marc Fornes script rvb training in five courses, Manfred Herman and Mat Staudt in one course. FR: NO. You asked if I had an portrait to go with the interview! FR: The avatar de-personifies the architect.
I can lead my daily life without being a representation of what I am expected to be. AN: Do you see the avatar as a construction of a character, as in fiction? FR: In a way. The character allows us to construct a schizophrenic identity that constantly changes its personality. There is an American movie from the 70s, Sybil , about a girl with sixteen different personalities that offer her the possibility of being multiplied many times over. Schizophrenia is a strategy of resistance.
Resistance is a term that I am borrowing from the French philosopher Gilles Deleuze. The tactic of using the multiple identity disorder allows one to speak from somewhere unpredictable using a language that is unpredictable and with an appearance that is unpredictable. AN: So do you use this separation of the architect from his public representation as a way to create architectural narratives that escape one singular interpretation?
FR: Architecture is a tool for articulating narrative. The albino buffalo labored in lieu of an engine to generate electricity that powered light bulbs and laptops. We were interested in designing the animal into the architecture. So what was in reality a staged performance seemed traditional in this countryside setting. It looked like a ritual that blurred the boundary between the modern hygienic building and the animal that made it dirty. So the animal was constantly shitting and stinking, but it was also producing electricity.
We could have put a photovoltaic cell in place of the animal, but it was more interesting to create this uncomfortable relationship. And in the end, the juxtaposition of the animal and the building did not appear exotic; the ceremony seemed to be totally normal in the local situation. Could you talk about the scripts and whether you see them as parallel or contradictory to the narrative-based scenarios? FR: Any algorithm has a fundamentally linguistic dimension.
This child problem is an algorithm, but with a non-deterministic approach, with a fuzzy logic. Badiou uses algorithms to develop a strategy that articulates subjectivities and fuzzy logic through the theory of belonging. Bluebeard and his five wives constitute a global system that cannot be reduced to the addition of any particular relation between the monster and its five victims. The assembly of each element in this closed system is greater than the whole.
The addition of indeterminacy to the choice of the next victim cannot be described by a probabilistic approach that considers the sum of its parts. AN: So are you treating the digital script as a verbal act of communication? FR: Not quite. FR: It all depends on the input that drives the machine. Is it purely an input of trajectories which are totally predictable, totally computational? Or can we integrate a strategy of conflict into the script, a strategy of disruption into the linear process? For example, in the s, Maurice Maeterlinck conducted research on the morphology of the termite mound.
So the termites constantly close the door or open it to bring in fresh air or to isolate the chamber according to the outside temperature. Depending on the position of the sun, day after day, they modify the position of the chamber using a kind of pheromonal GPS. They smell themselves; they smell their own trajectories and redefine their position or the conditions in which they are working.
And because they are opening and closing the door all the time, the direction of the wind inside the mound is constantly changing. Of course, their pheromones are incredibly sensitive to the wind, and so the termites constantly struggle to redefine the zero point of their GPS, to regulate their own position. They construct something that modifies the way they position themselves. This conflict produces incredible structures constantly reorganizing the shape of the termite mound because its construction can never be stabilized by a predictive design.
AN: So, in a sense, you would need to collaborate with a termite to destabilize your own inputs! Your proposal is that machines can be imbued with intelligence. Could you describe what you mean by the skyzoid machine , a term that appears in the title of your lecture here at USC? The skyzoid machine pretends to do something while doing something else, thus creating a confusion about the degree of its functionality, the extent by which it belongs to science.
Immediately, it questions the limits of the technology and its place in production. So the machine actually participates in creating a blurriness. AN: Do you mean that even the machine participates in the production of culture? The machine is both a freak and an operating system at the same time. In other words, the skyzoid machine completely changes your relationship to reality, leading to paranoia.
Because all paranoia produces a parallel reality in your mind, filtering perception, you can perceive it and describe it through fiction. Malentendu — the wrongly heard or misunderstood — is a tool of linguistic exchange; it is a kind of stutter. We need misunderstanding or stuttering in order to communicate. AN: The stutter defines a moment of misunderstanding between the physiology of the brain and the structure of language, where something misfires. The machine breaks down. For the project Terra Incognita that you worked on with Pierre Huyghe, you created an automaton, an albino penguin, a machine with intelligence or with emotion, whose operational functions broke when they became rusty.
Do you see this as a contemporary version of the 18 th century Digesting Duck automaton by Jacques de Vaucanson? FR: Yes! You know when he presented the Digesting Duck there was a huge debate about the mechanism inside. Everyone asked: Is it possible to mechanically model the fantastic process of digestion? But after he revealed that there was no mechanism inside, that the duck automaton held two disconnected chambers for food and shit, that no chemical reaction took place, he was right away rejected by the scientific community.
Immediately, he was denounced as a charlatan. Before, he was a genius! Before, he was a prophet! But at the instant of disclosure, he went from prophet to impostor. Where is the real : in the trick, in the mechanism of the trick, in the illusion to recreate life as the Golem of Rabbi Loew, or in the morale of the bourgeoisie which disqualified Vaucanson, for his misleading.
Vaucanson went from a scientist to a cultural producer. I am curious to hear about the roles that science and culture play in your penguin odyssey. FR: When you decide to go on an odyssey, you need to prepare. The preparation of the odyssey can become even more important than the objective of the odyssey itself. So the preparation became an odyssey all its own. In the first part, we needed to come up with a story to justify our trip to the South Pole, which would not be the real story of why we were actually going there. In science, you come up with a hypothetic or fake objective and you continue to broadcast this objective of the experiment until you discover the character of the artifact produced by the actual experiment.
In order to guarantee that we would come back from the Antarctic with the penguin, we had to bring the penguin to the Antarctic. But on this schizoid odyssey we found evidence of how global warming was and still is transforming the topography of the South Pole. We documented evidence of new mountains appearing out from under the melting snow. We were perhaps the first humans to walk on some of these new cliffs. They had never been naked like that before; they had always been hidden under meters of snow and ice. So as ethnologists we came back to Europe with the report of this transformation.
This island reacted to its environmental conditions; it appeared and disappeared responding to the evaporation of water in the space of the museum. The project modeled a dynamic process, not only to promote a fight against global warming, but also to visualize its transformative effects. AN: Your architecture is always in dialogue with nature, primitive and wild, or hybrid and industrial. Can you elaborate on how you see the role of nature in your work? FR: Yes. There is a big debate about what kind of nature we want to preserve — do we want to preserve the nature we create, our industrial nature, or do we want to preserve the very rare and confrontational primitive nature, the risky nature, the wild?
There is a beautiful movie called Charisma by Kiyoshi Kurosawa.
The plot revolves around a grove of trees from the dinosaur period. The trees seem very weak and fragile and the community wants to preserve them as a testament to its history and the distant past. But at some point the trees begin to produce a toxin and they completely intoxicate the ground and begin to kill the forest all around them.
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