Schools without Walls explores the relationship between play and learning, and how pedagogical exercises of exploration can activate new strategies of inhabiting cities and communities. This publication is the result of the project with the same title that involved an exhibition at tranzit.sk (9 – 27 Sept. 2018), a public discussion Outside as a Learning Site (12 Sept. 2018), and a collaborative teaching project with the Dr. Ivan Dérer Elementary School on Jelenia Street (2018).
The main text of the publication is the transcript from the discussion Outside as a Learning Site, which deals with environmental education and the role of art. It features the comments of a multi-disciplinary panel consisting of artist and architect Nils Norman; Roman Javilák, a teacher at Dr. Ivan Dérer Elementary School; urban activist, architect and public administrator Zora Pauliniová; and artist Maj Horn. The discussion was moderated by Lýdia Pribišová.
The conceptual sources of the project are the works of English anarchist writer, architect and teacher Colin Ward (1924 – 2010), who spent half a century experimenting with and writing about environmental education. His approach was to educate children to realize they can play a part in shaping their surroundings, that what they say about where and how they live will be listened to, and that the key to their future lies in their own awareness.
This book is published by tranzit.sk, PILOT, Maj Horn. Publication and exhibition by Maj Horn and Lýdia Pribišová. The graphic design was done ¬by Ľubica Segečová. Local research by Petra Balíková. It contains photographs by Maj Horn, Adam Šakový, Braňo Bibel, Ľubo Stacho, Ebbe Wraae / Archive of the Workers Museum in Copenhagen.