This workshop is aimed at introducing the art of paper making. Participants will be shown the different techniques for preparing the fibers, making the pulp, couching the sheets, etc. They will try their hands at these different stages of paper making. It will be at once a learning experience and a creative one.
Auroville Green Practices
The immemorial tradition of building with earth proves the capacity of versatile earth construction techniques to adapt to varied environmental regions. This two week design workshop will reinvestigate the design capacities of earthen architecture through bioclimatic reasoning. In a design studio environment, participants will gain theoretical knowledge, and practice design strategies, processes, and tools, undertaking the challenge to design examples of innovative earthen architecture adapted to the specific environmental conditions of different regions.
Earth and bamboo are two materials which have been used together for a wide range of traditional construction techniques in Southeast Asia. Both materials are locally abundant and affordable materials with a very low carbon footprint. Both are known to be materials of the people. And both are materials which can be used for crude self-construction or with highly engineered precision. Are earth and bamboo only materials of the past, or are they also materials for the construction of a sustainable future? Please come to discover yourself in this 5-day hands-on and experience workshop in Auroville. The same workshop format will be offered four times in the year 2019.
Compressed Stabilised Earth Block (CSEB) is composed of a mix of soil, sand and water, stabilised with ~5% cement, and compressed manually. This technique aims to make extensive use of raw earth as the main building material, thereby utilizing low-cost, low-carbon, local materials and minimising the use of imported industrial building materials.