The Big BOK Multiplication, 13 March 2022


bodies of knowledge (BOK) considers the city as a rich source of valuable knowledge. Every passer- by could teach you something from their own background and life-experiences. BOK seeks to share this invisibilized or suppressed knowledge through oral transmission, that potentially could give rise to a socially more just society. 

The Big BOK Multiplication tells the story of one and a half year of BOK in Brussels. BOK has been travelling as a nomadic classroom space through various parks and squares in Brussels for the past 18 months. Each week, passers-by and regular visitors could participate in the free programme, where they could learn about topics like: the central place of women in the Kurdish liberation movement, practising listening when you are used to being in the centre, Africa – a customs officer’s perspective, fighting structural injustices in mainstream education – as mothers, surviving and living with little money, saga of a happy borderline person and many more. All issues that don't get a place, or not enough, in our schools, in mainstream institutions and in the media.

The learning day is the gathering of this learning community. Everyone who visits The Big BOK Multiplication will have the opportunity to engage in a small learning moment with two “bodies of knowledge”: life-experts who’d like to share specific and often invisibilized knowledge with others. Here you will find an overview of the different subjects composing this "living corpus". Who do you want to learn from?