Existence is a conversational subject.
We are curious, we wonder, and we recognize that alone we know little, but together we know more.
When we talk to each other and dare to put our prejudices behind us and be open to what we think is right and wrong, we open ourselves up to a completely new horizon than our own.
In existence, we ask questions of the world and primarily use each other to answer them.
That is why we do not read classical philosophical texts unless it can enrich our conversation. On the other hand, we often use articles, debates or interesting podcasts as a starting point, and we constantly seek to ask current questions about what concerns us here and now.
Magnus Stein, I teach the subjects Meet the World and Existence.
I have spent many years in a self-sufficient(-like) and almost cash-free collective in the countryside. Here, I have grown vegetables, milked goats, built scavengers and held endlessly long house meetings - and learned valuable lessons about both making cheese and creating communities, perhaps the two most essential things in life, of course.
When I was in college myself, we built a whole house from the ground up on my line, although most of us barely knew which end of the hammer to hit with when we started.
It was a completely crazy experience to go out every day and do things that none of us thought we could figure out. For me, the College is a place where we support and challenge each other simultaneously.
By surrendering ourselves to a larger community, we, at the same time, become gifted to ourselves. It is gratifying and highly demanding. And cool.
I have a bachelor's degree in anthropology; I have previously taught horticulture, music and self-sufficiency; I worked with Latin American rebel movements and played in many bands, e.g. disco-pop and punk. I like bike races, nice jogging clothes and big stupid happy dogs.