• Bodies of Knowledge (public learning days) - Sarah Vanhee

    © Luisa Marc

BOK is a place where people can learn from each other. 

Things one usually does not learn, 

told by voices that are not always heard, 

from different parts of society and the world. 


In BOK we exchange knowledge that feeds a more just and humane society.  
It is a space to listen, to ask, to connect. 
BOK welcomes life experts rather than professional authorities. 



As a semi-nomadic classroom, the colorful BOK tent stays in the same spot in the city for a few weeks or months, and then moves on again.  

In the past, BOK has welcomed learning sessions like: How to fight police violence in our neighbourhoods (Collectif des Madres), How astrology ‘boosted’ my life (Chantal), Singing multilingual music as political/cultural activism (Şeref & Gamze), How to heal yourself with medicinal plants (Valéria), Slamming your young misfit voice ‘out of the box’ (Drissia). 

This time, BOK will set its temporary school for four public learning days between the 8th and 11th of March in the Zonder-Naampark in Ghent. Every day, you are welcome to listen and learn from different ‘bodies of knowledge’, people from the neighborhood or elsewhere in the city who will share life-knowledge that can nurture a more just society. 

This public program will be the result of a two-weeks workshop with the BOK team and a local group of neighbours, artists, activists, community workers or just curious persons eager to search for invisibilized knowledge in the city they live in. Learn more about the essays, podcasts, articles etc. concerning previous editions here

Discover the whole programme hereunder, or read about it in the flyer

WED 8/03

15:30 - BOK café 

16:00 - Victoria

  • how to live and survive on your own as a young Venezulian woman

17:00 - Maria

  • music as a support to learn and to overcome obstacles in life


THU 9/03

15:30 - BOK café

16:00 - Zahra

  • patience is a process

17:00 - Liezel

  • feeling the fungi love

18:00 - Melika

  • "amagi": freedom as returning to mother, story of a Belgian-Iranian activist


FRI 10/03

15:30 - BOK café

16:00 - Chiara

  • redistributing living spaces so that there is space for everyone

17:00 - Mark

  • how to approach each other: learning from Surinamese conviviality

18:00 - Pierre

  • making room for humanity in an overcrowded prison

19:00 - Mohannad

  • Refu Interim or how local organizations and newcomers can learn from their mutual experience


SAT 11/03

12:00 - BOK café

12:30 - Mohammed

  • "me and him"

13:45 - Jean Begy

  • how I reached my goal to become a chef, and my way out of addiction

14:45 - Priyanka

  • how to raise a child who laughs a lot but doesn't speak

16:00 - Jolien

  • young and chronically sick: my body, my truth

17:15 - Avin

  • being an artist as a Kurdish woman


ON LOCATION at Zonder-Naampark Gent
Attendance is free and without reservation

  • Wed 8 > Fri 10 March: 15:30-19:00 / Sat 11 March: 12:00-19:00
  • Learning sessions of about 45 minutes / can be in NL, EN, TR, FR or other languages (we will translate for each other).
  • Feel free to come all day, or for just one session!
  • BOK is accessible to people with reduced mobility.
  • Let us know if you’d like to have childcare, or if you have other specific needs