The Culture Factory (Wetzikon ZH)
Description: The Culture Factory Wetzikon (or "Kulti" as locals call it) is a place for all to experience and create culture. It tries to be independent and autonomous as much as possible. A former foundry, people started living in the factory more than 30 years ago. They rebuilt most buildings to make the place suitable for living. At the moment 50 people aged between 3 months and 66 years are accommodated there. Culture, art, music and various ateliers have been an element of the Kulti since its very beginning. Now, after so many years, the Culture Factory is in strong need of renovation, for which it needs your help.
Type of Work: Work tasks include: grounding the wooden floor, gardening, cleaning the surrounding environment, renovating several things (facade, roof top, repainting the mailbox) – there is a lot to do in- and outdoors. We will also need help with making advertising boards/panels (framing, writing etc.) in the factory itself and on the premises (streets around), which will then be used for the announcement of future events in the Culture Factory. If you wish you could also give some marketing inputs or ideas for our big upcoming event “40 years Kulti” that will happen in 2020. We need creative people, who would be glad to help us beautify our factory.
Study Theme: The day after your arrival, there will be a presentation of the project and an introduction of the people involved as well as the volunteers. You'll also have contact with international and local people of various cultural backgrounds as well as the chance to experience how everyone lives together in such a project.
Accommodation: There is a guest room with 6 + 2 additional beds, as well as a shared flat with 4 more beds. Showers and toilets are separate and used by all people living there. You can use the dining room to stay in during your free time. Breakfast will be prepared by the volunteer group, lunch and dinner - by people from the Culture Factory, who will also be buying the food.
Language: The camp language is English. The local language is Swiss German but people also speak German.
Approximate Location: Wetzikon is a small town, 20 minutes away by train from Zurich.
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