While dominant ways of creating and sharing knowledge struggle to be rational and serious to be legitimate, these methods embrace the creative, imaginative, and poetic side of learning and relating to each other. They invite participants to engage with important and sensitive issues while experimenting with poetry, creative writing, drawing, or acting. Most of these methods are simultaneously non-hierarchical because associations, reflections and imaginations are as important as previously accumulated information.
Collective improvised reading
The method consists in interactive/collaborative reading of multiple texts on an issue/question/topic by several users. All participants first read some (or all) of the proposed texts and can choose one text part that speaks to them. Each person reads their part out loud and the others interact with 3 different options : “Repeat, Stop, Replace”. At the end of the experience participants can collectively discuss what feelings, sensations, questions or comments the process has fostered. Expected outcomes are opening up of sources for reflecting or discussing a certain issue/topic, as well as intuitive and collaborative sharing of knowledge. Also, this process can develop links between very diverse concepts.