a school as an open tool
for a world in transition

Critical clouds is an independent research initiative re-designing education for a global society in transition.


A radical institute for critical education

Critical clouds shares the initial goals of conventional education: facilitating high-quality learning (training and research) and making this as accessible as possible. However, the aim and conviction of Critical clouds is doing this better by conceiving and organizing new modes of education inspired by values of peer-to-peer culture and related practices: open, collaborative, integral and ethics-based.

Critical peer-production

Critical clouds is using a method that is based on strategies and tactics of commons-based peer-production, practice-based art education and the conceptual design fields of critical design and speculative design.

This is a school

Critical clouds is a school. A radical institute for critical education by means of and focusing on: peer-production and open cooperativism; technological and new media literacy; integral education; and critical design. The school is both an educational and design experiment and explicitly focuses on a real-world impact through practice-based research activities and co-creation.

Storm clouds


Current projects we are engaged in:

CCOODC: Critical clouds Open Open Design course

Open Design course for refugees KASK / School of Arts Ghent

Call for collaborators

We're looking for people and organisations with backgrounds in education, technology, culture and civic engagement.


Creative Commons License
Everything by Critical clouds is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License