Water flows deep below the surface of the earth. It circulates. We need it to live. It passes in and out of us. We take it in. We give it back. A SOURCE is a point at which the water flowing below becomes accessible to us, a point where the deep surfaces, a point of harvesting from the flow. That water is like Love.

Love. We have long said, as a human species, that love will save us, unite us, heal us, teach us, guide us... and we believe it has done so since the beginning of civilization.

 

Love has united humanity across all barriers - language, country border, culture, time - as the most persistent human fixation. But what exactly do we mean by “Love”? Do we all mean the same thing? If all we need is love, it might be helpful to discuss what precisely it is, or even to collect and share our many possible definitions. If only love can bring us together, maybe it’s a good idea to know how to call it into action, how to cultivate it, and how to put it into practice in the world. 

 

As humans, we seem to research everything we think is most important. Maybe it’s time to make Love - this force that has transcended even the limits of time and space - the subject of collective and intensive research. Maybe it’s time to take Love seriously


Musicians, novelists, artists, philosophers, theologians, social scientists, ecologists, even neurochemists, (and so many more in so many disciplines) are all asking relevant questions about Love. La SOURCE gathers them all in the same place to ask these questions together - and to share their discoveries with everyone.

 
 

La SOURCE is an international and interdisciplinary research and art residency center dedicated to contemplating, defining, understanding, cultivating and practicing love.

We do not search for a unified or singular definition. Instead, we create methodologies to further our understanding and feed the circulation of love.

We invite seekers, researchers and creators of all kinds, to work on one (or more) of 3 levels:

  • inner-connective (love within the self)

  • inter-connective (love between self & other)

  • eco-connective (love for our environment)

We also welcome those who wish to work beyond these levels - our cosmological and existential pioneers, working to love the whole of all that is. 

What exactly do we mean by "Seeker", "Researcher" & "Creator"?

So glad you asked. For us,

  • a seeker is one who hungers for meaning

  • a researcher is a passionate lover of questions

  • a creator is one who learns through making 

Simple as that.

We share the resulting practices, insights and art through conferences, workshops, exhibitions & our annual publication: 

WORKBOOK/PLAYBOOK :

Insights & Practices for a Culture in Love

THE PROPERTY

11.6 acres of hillside, valley, forest & field

6 coordinators living on campus

10 rooms for residencies & retreats

7 research ateliers

2 conference rooms

1 library

THE LOCATION

Saint Thégonnec, France

10 minutes to Les Monts d'Arrée

15 minutes to the Lake of Drennec

15 minutes to the city of Morlaix

25 minutes to the beaches of Carentec

30 minutes to BES (Brest-Bretagne) airport

35 minutes to the village of Roscoff

45 minutes to the city of Brest

1 hour to the city of Quimper

2 hours to the city of Rennes

3 hours to the city of Nantes

3 hours & 30 minutes (by train) to Paris

6 hours to Plymouth, UK (by ferryboat)

YEARLY CALENDAR

10 week FALL semester

1 week FALL conference

2 week WINTER-camp

10 week SPRING semester

1 week SPRING conference

1 week SUMMER-camp

RESIDENCIES & RETREATS

Researchers & Creators stay 2-10 weeks

Seekers stay 1 - 4 weeks

PUBLICATION / PROGRAMMING

1 annual workbook/playbook

public conferences, workshops, & exhibitions, both virtual & live

&

{ TIME

SPACE }

You may say I’m a dreamer

But I’m not the only one

I hope someday you’ll join us.

And the world will live as one.

- John Lennon

 
Do you have questions?
We love questions.
I am intersted in becoming a:

... or if you prefer, you can reach us directly at info@la-source.org

 

La SOURCE Center for Research & Creation | Saint Thégonnec, France | info@la-source.org