Manifesta purposely strives to keep its distance from what are often seen as the dominant centres of artistic production, instead seeking fresh and fertile terrain for the mapping of a new cultural topography.

Manifesta 15 Barcelona will be taking place in Barcelona and 11 surrounding metropolitan cities

Group-Think

Education: schools project

Group-Think is a new training programme and book by Danish artist Stine Marie Jacobsen that seeks to integrate ideas about collective intelligence and protest training methods into sports education in schools.

Group-Think shares first aid advice for protest and mass mobilisations, trains collaborative crowd skills, and promotes an awareness of the capacity to act in solidarity and collectively on behalf of global justice. The book introduces a series of open-source exercises that simulate crowd movements, fostering a training program to develop a new sense of collective sensitivity, group safety, and a revival of group swarm ideologies. The exercises are intended to be continuously developed by readers.

The publication is the result of the Group-Think project is commissioned by the European Nomadic Biennial Manifesta 13 and made in collaboration with Manifesta 13 Education Department, co-authored by teenagers and contemporary circus artists and trainers from Archaos, Pôle National Cirque in Marseille, France, 2020. The publication is available for purchase.