Education as a practice of freedom. Prato and the School of Fight 8x5

The aim of this work is to valorising the transformative potential of engaged pedagogy (hooks, 2020; Freire 1970, Bianchi, 2019), through situated research, which has as its field of reference the School of Fight 8x5 in Prato, in which the researcher is absorbed. In this way, we want to give back to an example of good practice, which is credited with uniting reflection and action, within a district dominated by brutal exploitation. More specifically it is argued that this experience reflects the concept of education as the practice of freedom addressed by Paulo Freire and Bell Hooks. Thus, it is exactly the dialogue with these two great pedagogues that sets the tone for the entire text.