We are saturated by theory. Our surroundings (i.e buildings, social practice, norms, etc) are based on the ideas of men and only recently acknowledged, the contributions of people of colour and woman and queer communities. Change happens when a new theory are called to be made the ‘new norm’ because those who call for such refuse to be relegated to the margins of society and social imaginations. Using the works of bell Hooks and Paolo freer I examine how pedagogies can be used to challenge dominate narratives whose learning process themselves are conducive to the internalization of liberatory theories. My work seeks to understand this process of change and how such new ideas work to break through the noise of established imaginations. Using the language of meditation practice I situate such work of ‘breaking through’ the everyday noise of theoretical norms as a form of mindful meditation, where through a breath, both a collective process act and internal act, are able to work their activism. Using illustrations, I made I am to make sense of this process of how we can internalise theory and then transform it into a collective process that would eventually result in a movement of change.
Make Everyday Noise a Mindfulness Practice