Call for applications: Variable Summerschool

Relearn is a temporary artschool without teachers or rather it has as many teachers as it has participants. It is about sharing and trying Free Culture practices, and is entirely done with Free, Libre and Open Source software. Relearn takes place in Variable, a collectively run F/LOSS Arts Lab in Brussels. It starts from the idea that tools are increasingly mediated by software and the algorithmic and legal dynamics that constraint and shape its use. Reconnecting to the physical and digital material of those tools is a means of (re)asserting ownership and ensuring active participation in the future of our work practices.

A first summerschool was organised by OSP in August 2013. During five days, 40 people from all over the world gathered to learn from each other about experimental design. From 6-11 July 2014 a second edition will take place. This time Relearn expands and includes Libre video, sound, experimental literature, typography and physical objects. OSP, FLAT, Constant and other inhabitants of Variable are currently preparing an intense programme of 6 interconnecting learning situations.

Relearn welcomes participants "”students, teachers, practitioners"” from all ages and disciplines. Taking part is gratis and hopefully we will be able to offer you free food too.

For the 2014 edition we have maximum 60 places available; this includes the organising team. Selection is based on motivation, and diversity of participants. We prefer participants that can join us for all 6 days.

Please e-mail a short motivation to:


25 April: Application deadline / Sunday July 6: School starts / Friday July 11: School ends / Saturday 12 July: Variable Party!