Terracota Patrimony III
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 lime mortars and plasters, with introductions to raw earth (adobe, rammed earth, CSEB, earth plasters) and ceramics. During the camp we will act in public structures repairing and maintaining, especially at the Castle's Kiosk and the headquarters of OC, an Old Saint Francisco Convent from 1495. Cooperation, communication, self esteem, problem solving, risk evaluation, leadership and decision making are competences that we will work together while (re)building for and with the local community. We will have a detailed schedule that will be questioned and adapted every day according to our group needs.
Type of Work: Work Activities: Learn and repair traditional lime plasters and paintings; Apply reinforced waterproof membrane in the Convent's roof; 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); Cleaning and organize working areas and tools used during the activities; You will use tools like brushes, trowels, shovels, spatulas to perform tasks like painting, scratching, cleaning, mixing mortar, applying mortar, between other activities
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 behind our building. There is the possibility to use your private tent in case you prefer more privacy.
Requirements: Be proactive and propose changes, when you can help to implement it. Be on time for the activities and respect the silence during the resting times (night and siesta). Respect the spaces and objects, the others and yourself. Look back, leave everything as you found it or even more organized. The living spaces are workspaces for artistic residences so respect.
Approximate Location: MONTEMOR-O-NOVO in ALENTEJO REGION, PORTUGAL NEAR THE CITY OF ÉVORA