Learning Exchanges


What is a Learning Exchange?

A Learning Exchange looks different wherever and whenever it happens.

It is an opportunity for a community, a group of people, artists, facilitators/trainers, and any combination thereof to come together around an agreed upon topic.

Inspired by the principles of Paulo Freire and Augusto Boal, Alternate ROOTS  has adopted the term “learning exchange” to show that all the knowledge that is needed to solve any given problem is already in the room.  Another way to to sum up this idea is in a very popular saying at ROOTS – “Who comes, is.”  By that, we mean that there is no need to wait for experts or officials.  We are the ones we’ve been waiting for.

Here you will find a growing set of documentation of Learning Exchanges in our recent years, including pictures, videos, agendas, outlines, and notes.

Alternate ROOTS supports the creation and presentation of original art that is rooted in communities of place, tradition or spirit. We are a group of artists and cultural organizers based in the South creating a better world together. As Alternate ROOTS, we call for social and economic justice and are working to dismantle all forms of oppression—everywhere.