The School for Designing a Society (SDaS), the educational wing of the Gesundheit Institute, is a project of people who want to change society by means of desire, design, & composition.

simple-R-arrow We invite you to imagine and formulate desires for a society different from the current one.

 

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Desire and Design: Construct Your Humanism

July 7 – 27, 2019 | Hillsboro, WV

Join us for three weeks in West Virginia where we’ll offer starting concepts, experiential exercises, community living, wide-ranging discussions and more all about exploring humanism as a counter to the de-humanism we find in our current society.

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From Patch Adams regarding SDaS

For years Gesundheit’s mission has revolved around healing and clowning; with SDaS that mission has expanded to include teaching.

I don’t think I’d still be working on the Gesundheit project had I not been a student of the School for Designing a Society.

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Our Educational Philosophy

1614547_10152512988074416_1745246131745733723_oThe School for Designing a Society, founded in 1991, is a project of people who want to change society by means of desire, design, and composition. Rather than scramble for a comfy spot in the current system, spend some time with other interested people imagining and designing a system you would prefer.

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A History of the School for Designing a Society

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The idea of the school project was to enhance the usual ways people became politically active–getting involved in single-issue social justice campaigns–by creating a place where people would feel invited to dream, discuss, and act on images of a not-yet-existing society, a society in which today’s problems would be transformed.

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Upcoming Courses

We teach programs in Urbana, Illinois and at the Gesundheit Institute in Hillsboro, West Virginia.

Working with Gesundheit, we offer a curriculum that incorporates the ideas of the Institute and of Patch Adams MD.

  • [Re-Writing, Re-Righting] Cassandra

    September 16th — December 7th, 2019

    Sep 16 – Dec 7, 2019 | Urbana, IL A Project of Focussing... School for Designing a Society, Gesundheit Institute,...

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