School Festival 2012

If everyone you knew were to gather in one place to teach each other something, what would they be able to teach? We all know something someone else wants to learn about – this is why Demos Helsinki and the Helsinki Festival together with the Aalto University and The Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra organised 24.-26.8.2012 School, a festival of mutual learning. Knowledge and skills were unleashed when 800 participants partook in hundreds of lessons with themes ranging from Socratic Dialogue to skipping rope games and from the basics of consultancy to the basics of knitting a sock. The empty Lapinlahti hospital hosted lessons of over 200 teachers.

School triggered the development of a new social game, that can be played wherever, whenever, and with whomever. Our Finnish publication entitled The School Handbook tells you how.