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From Crisis to Possibility

Time: June 2, 2013 at 5pm to June 6, 2013 at 5pm
Location: Vallekilde-Folk-Highschool
Street: Hojskolevej 9
City/Town: 4534 Horve
Website or Map:…
Phone: + 45 28546912
Event Type: international, learning, village, vallekilde, denmark
Organized By: Helle Solvang, Mary-Alice Arthur, Toke Paludan Møller and more
Latest Activity: May 16, 2013

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Event Description

4-day practice for pioners of change and citizens concerned about transformation, citizenship, collectiveness and new kind of public dialogue.

Price:  2500 kr - everything included. Reduced price for students 1000 kr. Unemployed have special advantages - please contact the school:

For questions concerning the program please contact Helle Solvang:  0045 28546912 or Mary-Alice Arthur

The community practice will weave around facilitated dialogues, artwork, woodwork, music and cooking. You will meet qualified facilitators, storytellers and artists and a welcoming atmosphere – the best conditions for learning the dance of the individual and the collective and experiencing and practicing collective co-creation. You will meet masters of transformation and some of the leading developers of sustainability in communities in Denmark.

This kind of playful and non-competitive learning lab is rooted in the Danish Folk Highschool movement and it’s concept of life-long learning, and has been practiced at Vallekilde Folk Highschool from the foundation in 1865. Stories have been told here ever since, and people became inspired to go out and do good community work afterwards. At the heart of this ‘Learning Village’ are also stories as transformational tools.

We will weave stories about our ancestors and about our time, our neighborhood initiatives, community building and organic farming. Small stories will intermingle with systemic stories, and we will build on the story and the actions of our time, as we would like it to be told by future generations. The kick-off story is about the crisis Denmark went through 200 years ago. Please watch the video

In 1813 Denmark went bankrupt and became the greatest looser in the Napoleon war. In the following 40 years there was a rich development in arts and education and a huge systemic shift. What were the pivotal moments of the time? And how do we become more aware of finding and acting on those moments in the present together? How can we change our memes and mindsets?

We will frame a truly participatory, cross-generational and co-creating dialogue on the society and community we want. On Constitution Day Wednesday May the 5th Vallekilde Folk High School will open the doors for the public. Participants will take part in various ways.

 You will find description in both Danish and English here:


Please watch the video below about Denmark in 1813  - a piece of history, that can kick-start and evoke a new kind of response to crisis today.

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