The LORE School is a law and arts organisation that seeks to provide legal literacy to communities who typically find the law inaccessible, through creative and nature-based teaching, advocacy and research.
It is a research-based organisation, with legal expertise in the fields of public, environmental and property law, and human rights.
We seek to teach of the ecological origins of law by being with and observing natural processes, through creative practices. We believe a better world can be realised through allowing these natural connections with law to be relearnt. Our courses, workshops, advocacy and research, offer an insight into how to reconnect with law through art and nature combined, instilling a creative-scientific, embodied and imaginal experience of law as empowerment.
Who is The LORE School for?
We engage with communities of all ages, from children, to young people, to the elderly; and of all backgrounds, particularly economically, culturally and socially marginalised groups in the UK. We run courses, workshops, events, advocacy and research-based projects that seek to give access to justice and ways of understanding the law as a form of empowerment.
Outsider artists are often those artists that find themselves at the edges of society, often with little or no understanding of their legal entitlements and protections available in relation to the artistic work they produce. The LORE School offers legal research, advocacy and advice around issues relating to copyright and consent, for outsider artists and organisations that work with them.
And what are The LORE School methods?
Law is a key framework and driver within The LORE School, whereby even a short talk or walk in nature will have been crafted with a particular piece of legislation, case or legal principle in mind. Developing legal literacy is the key aim of the organisation, to those who would not be able to access the law.
We foster a range of methodological approaches within our teaching, from those informed by Goethean science, contemporary philosophical understandings of animism, forest school methods and storytelling, critical legal, decolonial, human rights education and art/law pedagogy. We see these approaches as reflecting our understanding of humans and non-humans as of equal countenance. We believe this instills radical understandings of justice to counter increasing social and environmental inequalities, that can be learnt now and passed on from one generation to the next.