Manifesto13 is Kuwait’s first and only art-based environmental alternative school. We guide students towards asking crucial questions about social issues via the arts, which include fine and visual arts. WWe refer to the term unschool when discussing our ethos with others because it denotes an element of looking outside of the box. We don’t aim to condition and compete, we aim to question, introspect and compassionately cocreate. And yes, we’re a little crazy. We like that dedicate our courses each year to a social cause and encourage our students to ponder it deeply through their artwork. We then collaborate with individuals affected by or involved with the cause and in that respect, do our part in social work and activism through the arts.
We also use mindfulness and progressive education paradigms to encourage students to listen within themselves while on the journey of exploring art history, theory, technique and practice. Creativity comes with responsibility; freedom to be and express yourself can only be reached with awareness of the self and its surroundings. We love taking our students on that adventure.
We abide by a wholehearted belief in environmental consciousness and our value system imbibes that through all our practices and teachings.