Learning Societies Network

Learning Societies unConference is entirely organized in the spirit of gift culture and run by multiple volunteers. We feel everyone is a volunteer, a teacher, a co-creator. We believe in creating a space of love and sharing where everyone takes part in co creating.

LSUC is aimed to get people together who work on sustainable living, unlearing process, home learning, creative works etc. Its an unconference which has its own beauty. Anyone can create a workshop for people to attend. Its lot of fun to meet everyone and now we are a family.

If you haven't been able to come to Sardarshahar, here are some glimpses of the LSuC 2016.

Get a little taste of LSUC history by downloading the first unconference publication, If the Shoe Doesn't Fit, from 2002. 

A stream, from its course in far-off mountains, passing through every kind and description of countryside, at last reached the sands of the desert. Just as it had crossed every other barrier, the stream tried to cross this one, but found that as fast as it ran into the sand, its waters disappeared.

Join us in Bangalore for the 10th Learning Societies unConference, December 26 - 30, 2017. Last year's was awesome.   

This film is part of the hind swaraj today series which seeks to explore the essence and relevance of swaraj in our lives. This film features Anuradha Joshi, founder of SIDH, who lives in mussorie.

Professor Samdhong Rimpoche, former Prime Minister of the Tibetan exile community, shares some words of wisdom on Gandhi's Hind Swaraj. This was shot during the Learning Societies unConference 2011, Deer Park, Himachal Pradesh. Shikshantar Films, copyleft 2011.

This film is part of the hind swaraj today series which seeks to explore the essence and relevance of swaraj in our lives. This film features Kishore Saint, a gandhian activist, who lives in Udaipur.

This film is part of the hind swaraj today series which seeks to explore the essence and relevance of swaraj in our lives. This film features Kiran Gulrajani, facilitator and founder of Co-Evolve, who lives in Pune.

This film is part of the hind swaraj today series which seeks to explore the essence and relevance of swaraj. This film features Pawan Gupta, founder of SIDH, who lives in mussorie. Made by shikshantar films 2011 (www.shikshantar.org).

Some Glimpses of the rocking Jaipur Learning City Unconference. More fun coming up!

This short film is part of the Hind Swaraj Today series which seeks to explore the essence and relevance of Swaraj. This film features Gustavo Esteva, activist, deprofessionalized intellectual and founder of Unitierra, in Oaxaca, Mexico.

Nagpur hosted its first Learning City Unconference on December 5, 2015 with more than 180 participants.

We invite you to join us in deepening the dialogues on learning societies. 

One of the biggest confusions in India is that we equate 'education' and 'the culture of schooling' with 'shiksha'. But their philosophical, epistemological and pedagogical roots are fundamentally different. Take a look how.

So pervasive is the ‘gender issue’ that policymakers, academics, and practitioners cannot carry out a survey, write a proposal, fund a project, or evaluate a program without some mention of it. Now, just so everyone can breathe a sigh of relief, gender too has made its way into the discussion on learning societies.  

This film is part of the Hind Swaraj Today Series which seeks to explore the essence and relevance of swaraj. This film features Tejinder Walia who lives in Panchgani. Here she traces a beautiful story from the Upnishadas- the story of Nachiketa.

This film is part of the Hind Swaraj Today series, which seeks to explore the essence and relevance of swaraj. This film features Claude Alvares, Co-founder of Other India Bookstore and Multiversity Network, who lives in Goa. 

Some photos from the Noida NCR Learning City Unconference held on Sept 19, 2015. This Unconference was co-hosted by Prakriti Learning Community, Shikshantar Andolan,YouLead,Creativity Adda-DS Group and some amazing friends from in and around Noida and Delhi.

This is a beautiful film about the Learning Societies Unconference that was held during the World Social Forum 2004 in Mumbai. Made by Claire Mollard, Tushar Kulkarni, Zeina Sfeir and Manish Jain. copyleft.

We had a great unconference in Noida. Find out how you can organize a Learning City Unconference in your city or town.

This film is part of the hind swaraj today series which seeks to explore the essence and relevance of swaraj. This film features Jyotibhai Desai, a gandhian educationist, who lives in gujarat. It was shot in hindi in udaipur. Made by shikshantar films 2011.