Lås upp (Unlock)
Lås Upp (Un – Lock) is an educational method based on the pedagogy of norm critique. Through courses and seminars the method opens up for discussions related to topics such as social norms, diversity, equality, racism, discrimination and human rights. The method has tools for mapping, analyzing and designing action plans that can contribute to processes and strategies of transformation within an organization, company or other institutions.
We target a wide range of actors such as schools, companies and public institutions but we have specific competence and experience when it comes to the area of education and methods specifically developed for teachers and their students.
Our method is based on the universal declaration of Human Rights and aims to reveal, question and challenge those norms and structures in society that in some shape or form restrict or limit your everyday life. The method has constantly been put to the test in classrooms since its start in 2009 and has since been continually developed and tested by both teachers and students. After having done a course or seminar with Lås Upp we are able to offer our participants to continue their work through the methods available on our interactive web page: www.lasupp.nu. Lås Upp also exists as a book: Lås Upp: Begränsande normer (Un-Lock: the limiting norms).
In addition to this we also have extensive experience with working on issues of honor norms where we have developed methods of discussing issues relating to these norms through a wider paradigm of human rights and other societal norms.
Lås Upp works with a wide concept of diversity and address issues such as gender, sexuality, ethnicity, race, class and functionality. Our courses and seminars are interactive and can be adapted to both small and large groups. We also offer coaching and support to implement a norm critique perspective in developing course content, thematic events and long term educational plans.
Lås Upp is owned and administrated by Mångkulturellt Centrum (The Multicultural Center).