Terra Cota Patrimony II
Description: This work camp aims to awaken youth for the traditional building techniques and the surrounding built heritage. It is a Hands-on-Approach in ancient building techniques, specially raw earth (adobe, rammed earth, CSEB, earth plasters), fired earth as well as lime mortars and plasters. During the camp we will act in public spaces built structures repairing and maintaining. Cooperation, communication, self esteem, problem solving, risk evaluation, leadership and decision making are competences that we will work together while building for and with the local community. The working environment is relaxed, in the heart of a strong artistic influenced city. Serigraphy, ceramics, sculpture, music, dance, electronics and new technologies are other activities possible
Type of Work: Work Activities: Learn and repair traditional lime plasters and paintings; Learn and experience about traditional handmade fired and raw earth brick production, clay preparation and application; Repair traditional terracotta brick structures (remove vegetation, cleaning and apply natural waterproof coatings); Learn about and repair rammed earth structures; Act to preserve raw earth plasters; Cleaning and organize working areas and tools used during the activities; Take part into a social inventory about a particular neighbourhood and public space needs to prepare future interventions. Some of the works can be repetitive and hard, it is a hands-on approach and very practical, touching the materials and tools. There are also leisure time available - Yoga, open air cinema, walk and a fair
Accommodation: Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner. There will be vegetarian options/main courses. The lunch meals will be at the primary school canteen with option between meat/fish or vegetarian. There is access to several shared kitchens around our facilities to prepare your snacks. Accommodation: in shared dormitory inside the old convent. We will use the bathhouse of the municipal pools which is very near.
Requirements: Respect the spaces and objects, the others and yourself. The living spaces are workspaces for artistic residences so respect and leave everything as you found it. Be on time for the activities and respect the silence during the resting times (night and siesta).In case you use the kitchen clean and leave everything in place, and don't use food that is not yours, once there is other people there
Approximate Location: SMALL CITY OF MONTEMOR-O-NOVO in ALENTEJO REGION, PORTUGAL (NEAR THE CITY OF ÉVORA 20 minutes by bus
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