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    © Ligia Martins

EARTH WORKS summer school

1. to 18. September 2010 / Gmunden

"For eleven millennia, humanity demonstrated an amazing ability to build with raw earth, from simple residences to palaces and even entire cities. Today, in highly diverse contexts and areas, this building material is still the most widely used since more than a third of the world`s population lives in habitats built with rammed earth, adobe blocks, wattle and daub, cob or compressed blocks. Modest or monumental, these architectures are present in 190 countries. They reflect a quality of everyday life and technical innovations that closely combine knowledge and creativity, art and virtuosity."
Manifesto for the right to building with raw earth, EcologiK, Architectures a vivre, CRATerre, the National High School of Architecture of Grenoble and the UNESCO Chair of Earthen Architecture

THE AIM OF THE SUMMER SCHOOL IS TO GET AN INTENSIVE HANDS-ON EXPERIENCE AND TO GAIN APPLICATION-ORIENTATED KNOWLEDGE IN BUILDING WITH EARTH TO ASSOCIATE THIS TIMELESS MATERIAL TO INNOVATIVE ARCHITECTURE.
IN THE CENTER OF THIS SUMMER SCHOOL IS THE PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE - LEARNING BY DOING.