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Stories of a wild educator

Why did the A-Team always manage to escape from any place they were locked up at? Improvisation and the state of emergency as a key to a more modern and effective education, are the focus of this TED-talk by our R&D grantee Juan López-Aranguren, in which he gives many examples of how spaces of informal education offer inspiration to the formal.

The talk is in Spanish, English subtitles are available.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

See also an interview with Juan during the 2015 Idea Camp in Botkyrka (S)  – for which he had received an R&D grant – explaining about his idea Young curators to heal a neighbourhood :

The idea is to empower local young people by helping them to become curators of cultural events in their own neighbourhoods. Juan will undertake research, learning from a range of other international projects, to develop a toolkit and guidance so that the ‘autobarrios’ methodology can be adopted in other European cities.

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