After the pandemic and empowered by the climate crisis, a new wave of natural living style far away from the overpopulated cities raised all around the world and generated a return to the countryside, giving a new hope to the rural areas. Following the participative restoration philosophy of Depo Pergamon Workshops, the Caravanserai Summer School 2022 will promote a new model of ecological restoration for rural architecture based on a circular sustainable principle: Sun, Water, Soil, Straw, Dung, and Wood. These natural materials will be used for reviving the vernacular construction techniques in the restoration and renovation of the mud plaster surfaces and the rammed earth pavements of an old architecture complex to be reuse as a new generation caravanserai, a worldwide forgotten typology during the XXI century. To complete the conservation of the preexisting buildings, the original wooden flooring, ceilings and furniture will also be restored. All the work will be led by experts in vernacular architecture and building techniques.
The Caravanserai Summer School 2022 is open to architecture students and to anyone interested in ecological restoration and rural architecture.
The language to be used during the summer school will be mainly English, so basic skills using this language are strongly recommended. Turkish, French, Spanish and Italian could also be used during the activities. It is also recommended a proficient level of hand drawing and photographing, basic construction knowledge and carpentry skills as the main activities to be developed each day.
Number of participants
Places are limited to 30. A selection process will be developed among all candidates. The motivation letter (or why participants are interested in this summer school), the previous assistance to other summer schools or workshops, and the knowledge of different languages will be positively remarked. A travel medical insurance is obligatory for all the participants.
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TitleCARAVANSERAI SUMMER SCHOOL: Ecological Restoration of Rural Architecture
FromJuly 15, 2022 12:00 PM
UntilJuly 30, 2022 12:00 PM