Aristocratic Facelift, Novi Sad
Description: Workcamp is being organized by the association Environment protection engineers www.activity4sustainability.org with The Institute for protection of cultural monuments of Novi Sad www.zzskgns.rs and Foundation EKP 2021 www.novisad2021.rs This is the first of many workcamps which are planned to be organized in Novi Sad as a part of Novi Sad European Capital of Culture 2021 programme, and beside partners we are expecting inclusion of wide social community and significant media coverage. Environment protection engineers have been successfully organizing international workcamps for the past three years, with the help and support of YRS-VSS. This workcamp is being organized in Petrovaradin (Novi Sad) with an idea to preserve this heritage site from the 18th century.
Type of Work: The goal of the workcamp is to renovate and rehabilitate an 18th century house, in the foothill of Petrovaradin fortress. The house is a pearl of the typical construction type for Novi Sad area. Besides international volunteers, the local volunteers will also participate and some experienced craftsmen as well, from which the participants will be able to learn a lot. Volunteers will get a chance to learn about different ways of construction and materials which were used in Vojvodina in the 18th century, and thanks to which the houses are still functioning 200 years later. On the house itself different carpeting, masonry, gypsum and other work will be done, all with the coordination and help of conservators from the Institute for preserving monuments of Novi Sad.
Study Theme: During the free time volunteers will get to know Petrovaradin fortress and Novi Sad, and a one day field trip to Fruska Gora national park is planned. There will be organized some lectures about cultural heritage and its significance.
Accommodation: Volunteers will be accommodated in a hostel from which they will be able to reach the working location using the public transportation or by foot. They will stay in rooms with multiple beds with bathrooms. Breakfast will be organized in the hostel where the volunteers will be staying, while the lunch will be organized at the construction site together with the others participants. The dinner will be organized either in the hostel or somewhere nearby, and volunteers will have the option to prepare the food themselves with the help of locals.
Requirements: Volunteers who are interested in learning about using traditional ways of building and old crafts for renovation of cultural heritage should apply for this workcamp. Every volunteer should bring suitable clothes and shoes to work on a construction site, and to have own health insurance. Each of the volunteers should act carefully and responsibly, and everyone will get info on safety at work.
Approximate Location: Petrovaradin is located in the base of the Novi Sad fortress (www.novisad.travel/en/ ) on the right riverside of the Danube river. It is connected by public transportation with other parts of the city of Novi Sad and with the city beach and pools as well. Nearby there are many museums and galleries, and bars, clubs that offer interesting nightlife in the centre of the city.