Fabuler l’école : classe neige

December 6, 2021
Deadline : December 6 2021 at midnight
Questions : (Alfred Muszynski)

For the winter of 2022, Espace critique committee is offering an edition of Fabuler l'école under the "classe neige" formula. Anchored in a non-urban context, it aims to extract ourselves from our domestic and everyday spaces in order to fully engage in the collective experience in nature, to experiment with other forms of public space and to question the influence of context on exchange and transmission.

Fabuler l'école is a pedagogical and artistic adventure that began as part of the Critical Space committee of the artist-run center DARE-DARE in 2019. Since then, it has been creating a collective learning space in the form of a transdisciplinary experimental school. Fabuler l'école is a laboratory with plural rhythms and co-existing temporalities, based on the desire to reflect together on engagement through art in public space, on the processual dimension of practices, on the potential of sharing and on ways of occupying space from a decolonial perspective.

Fabuler l'école is aimed at artists, thinkers and undisciplined practitioners who wish to engage in the invention of new forms and pursue a quest for (de)formation. The project proposes the exchange and sharing of practices, gestures, perceptions and experiences in order to create collective intelligence and heterogeneous knowledge.

Examples of what could be shared/experienced/engaged through co-presence:

  • Reading circles, group reading
  • Movement / meditation / wandering workshops
  • Sharing knowledge and know-how
  • Observation walks
  • Outdoor activities (snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, sliding, playing in the snow)
  • Writing exercises
  • Free time
  • Livelihood activities (with grocery assistance)
  • Fabulations


Friday, January 21:

  • Arrival on site from 6pm
  • Allocation of bunks and installation
  • 7pm: Meals and meal operation (tasks)
  • 8pm: Meals
  • 9pm: Planning of the two days

Saturday, January 22:

  • Collectively planned day

Dimanche 23 janvier:

  • Collectively planned day
  • 3pm: Pack up
  • 16h: Departure

There is no registration fee. Lodging and food (vegetarian meals) will be at the expense of DARE-DARE. Participants will be invited to become a member of DARE-DARE upon registration ($20). Participants must be available to attend the entire program. A carpooling plan will be provided.

This edition of Fabuler l'école will take place on the site of the Centre de plein air de l'UQAM, on Lake Superior. For a period of 48 hours, about 15 participants will be accommodated in two rustic chalets in mixed open-plan dormitories (without services). The stay will take place in accordance with the sanitary rules in effect.

To learn more about the outdoor center and the cottages (Pierre's and André's):

In an effort to be more representative, DARE-DARE strongly encourages applications from individuals and practices that are underrepresented in the arts community.

To apply:
Please fill the form here (A selection committee will review the proposed applications.)
Deadline: December 6, 2021 at midnight
Questions: please write to Alfred Muszynski -

This edition of Fabuler l'École is organised by members of the DARE-DARE Critical Space Committee:
Isabelle Boucher, Catherine Lalonde Massecar, Elise Anne LaPlante, Véronique Leblanc, Alfred Muszynski, Josianne Poirier and Anne-Marie Ouellet.

See also

June 15, 2021
Fabuler la recherche
July 15, 2020
Fabuler l'école
June 10, 2019
Fabuler l'École