Good Praxis Brussels

Good Praxis Brussels

Good Praxis is art education for climate justice, celebrating successful models of resistance and regeneration through a series of workshops, assemblies and club nights.

To raise awareness for mutual aid as an important and empowering alternative or addition to direct action, we organised a free mutual aid workshop on 25 October at ABC House in Brussels.

As not everyone can participate in blockades, strikes or blowing up pipelines, mutual aid gives people agency to organise themselves to meet the needs that are not being met by people in power.

The workshop was free and participatory, which meant everyone could go home with new ideas, plans and comrades.

Outline of the workshop

When governments fail to support the people with food, shelter and care, people often develop their own ways to support each other. Based on solidarity, not charity. This support is called mutual aid.

In this workshop artists Lars Holdhus and Juha van 't Zelfde will give an introduction to the concept of mutual aid. With examples from around the world to Brussels. 

Following the introduction, we will do a mutual aid workshop, in which we will outline the wants, haves and needs in the group, and draw up possible new mutual aid projects.

Organising a mutual aid workshop with a focus on wants, haves, and needs can empower participants, strengthen community bonds, and lead to more effective resource allocation and problem-solving, ultimately contributing to the well-being and resilience of our communities.