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Artis Peritia workshop: Curtisoara 2010

posted Mar 19, 2010, 12:11 PM by Claus Zapffe   [ updated Aug 12, 2010, 12:17 PM ]
14 - 30 July 2010 

Location: Curtisoara, Romania 
Organizing partner: Artis Peritia 

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Curtisoara 2010 

The summer of 2010 saw the fourth edition of an Artis Peritia workshop in Curtisoara. This event took place between the 14th and the 30th of July (poster available in english or french). It was organised by Stefan Bortnowski, president of the Artis Peritia association and was open to any student that would like to discover an "on-site" approach of architecture and restoration under the professional guidance of architects and crafstmen.

The workshop contains two parts:

1; under the guidance of Stefan Manciulescu (chief architect of historical monuments in France and teacher at the school of Chaillot) and Mihai Opreanu (architect, specialist in restoration and teacher at Ion Mincu's university in Bucharest). The students will have a practical exercise in order to learn how to observe and analyse a construction using a very large panel of investigation techniques. This is a practical exercise based on teamwork. The students go through the whole process of the restoration process, beginning with the understanding of the object (a patrimonial expertise) to the intervention project of restoration/rehabilitation/reuse.

2; under the guidance of Matthias Auerbach (wandergezellen/carpenter compagnon) and Jeno Nagy (templar/carpenter). A practical experience of building with wood using traditional techniques. According to possibilities, this construction will either take place in the village of Curtisoara or will be done in the museum (second part of the wood structure began last year).

Students live in the village-museum of Curtisoara during the workshop. Accomodation is offered in the conac and the old traditional houses of the museum (students must bring a sleeping bag). Food is also included in the workshop participation fee of 250 €, as is a visiting tour of the area (an active exercise of drawing and discovering other examples of traditional architecture). 

The students must bring with them their drawing equipment, measuring tools for the releve part, strong clothes for the construction part, gloves and good shoes (preferably construction shoes).

Since we can only accept a maximum of 20 students during this event, it is important that each interested student sends an e-mail on Artis' address ( ) with a CV, a motivation letter and a drawing (free subject) in a single pdf file with the student's name on it. This e-mail must be sent before the 15th of May. Confirmation of participation will be sent to all students who sent an application before the 1st of June.