How do we empower people to learn and teach? Like Riding a Bicycle (Brett Hunter
and Katie Hargrave
) organize public events for groups of all ages and backgrounds to visualize their own knowledge in order to build both individual and collective power.
Our projects are interactive and collective; people ride bikes, tell stories, and explore their neighborhoods together, creating a collective body of knowledge. We use well-known cultural forms---publications, tours, workshops---in new ways, allowing for participants to be surprised by what these forms can accomplish when pushed beyond the expected.
Our work develops over time, is responsive to diverse situations, and it is co-created with participants.
Most importantly, the work is a proposal to our participants: share what you know, teach your neighbors, and by doing so we will remember the power we each have.