Remedial learning examines the notion of a ‘remedial class’ as a curative, reparative or compensatory way of learning. The idea of a remedial class suggests a transformation in order to fit in with things as they are, while suppressing the symptoms of alterity. Remedial learning attempts to reimagine the potential for radical transformation by asserting decentralised bodies of knowledge.

Remedial learning is presented as a one day ‘remedial class’ exploring the potential for physical, cultural and environmental healing through a series of drop-in workshops and opportunities for knowledge exchange.

With contributions from
Tosh Ahkit
Louie Bretana
Divyaa Kumar
Vanessa Crofskey
Kaoru Kodama & Albert Ashton
Natalia Saegusa
Amy Weng

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PROGRAMME

Open all day
Trading table for remedies – Amy Weng
Visitors are invited to bring a remedy or a cure for exchange – these might be rongoā, Traditional Chinese medicines, recipes for nourishing soups, poultices, karakia, garden herbs etc.

1:30PM
Asia Aotearoa Big Bang Collective
Reading group and movement facilitated by Tosh Ahkit
Text: Shortcomings by Adrian Tomine
+ Kawakawa tea

3PM
Kaoru Kodama & Albert Ashton
Seaweed in Japanese and Māori diets

4pm
Performance by Natalia Saegusa

4:30pm
Poetry reading by Vanessa Crofskey
+ fortune cookie

5:30 – 7PM
Bite me – Decolonising the diet
Eat My Rice presented by Louie Bretana
Eat My Spice presented by Divyaa Kumar

Koha or offering is appreciated