WORKSHOPS HELD IN PRIMARY SCHOOLS

Since its beginnings, Terrachidia has worked towards increasing the Spanish society's awareness of the importance of protecting cultural identity and heritage.

We organize Workshops in primary schools for children between ages of 4 and 10, although this activity can be adapted to all ages and education levels.

The children's involvement in the workshops is absolute, with active participation from the get-go and peaked curiosity throughout. We believe that associating a lesson with a practical experience is a good educational method. They learn about other cultures and are taught to respect other lifestyles.

Objetives

  • Familiarize the children with a different type of lifestyle that exists in the neighboring country of Morocco.
  • Familiarize them with the materials: earth, wood, straw, water.
  • Show them that it's possible to build houses (and other significant buildings) using simple and locally sourced materials that respect the environment: sustainable architecture.
  • Apply terms that are extremely familiar to them, such as "recycling", to architecture. Show how the earth from one building can be recycled to build a new home: there is no cement or plastic... materials that are difficult to recycle.

WORKSHOPS IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS

These workshops have a more technical slant and are geared towards reaching a public that, though not yet adult, has a more critical view of its environment, city and current building methods. These are people who have grown up in a social context that continually mentions recycling, sustainability, energy efficiency and ecology; themes that are often empty and removed from architecture and the territory that surrounds us.

We work with concepts like multiculturalism, respect and coexistence with other cultures - ideas without which Terrachidia would not exist.

Objetives

  • To familiarize the students with a different type of lifestyle that exists in the neighboring country of Morocco: its landscape and architecture. The cycle of life of the oasis.
  • Description of the materials: earth, wood, straw, water.
  • Show them how it's possible to build houses (and entire cities) using simple and locally sourced materials that respect the environment: sustainable architecture.
  • Apply terms that are very familiar to them, like "recycling", to architecture.
  • Familiarize them with traditional construction techniques.
  • Practice making adobe bricks.
Liceo Italiano in Madrid

Liceo Italiano in Madrid

Liceo Italiano in Madrid

Liceo Italiano in Madrid

La Paloma Primary School in Madrid

"La Paloma" Primary School in Madrid

La Paloma Primary School in Madrid

"La Paloma" Primary School in Madrid

WORKSHOPS AT SCHOOLS AND HIGH SCHOOLS

2014

2013

WORKSHOPS IN UNIVERSITIES

These workshops are more academic-oriented, in collaboration with other institutions and groups such as CIAT (Research Center of Traditional Architecture), and consist of discussion forums with a theoretical and practical approach. With this background, the workshops deepen on specific topics related to traditional architecture, especially building with earth, and its main values.

The program of these workshops consists not only of conferences but also of workshops taught by experts in traditional construction, as well as by university professors.

Objectives

  • Introduction to basic concepts related to traditional architecture and earthen constructions.
  • Characterization of the material.
  • Description of the basic construction techniques: rammed earth, adobe bricks and plastering.
  • Possibilities of the material in new constructions. Introduction to the Compressed Earth Block (CEB).
I Curso-Taller de construcción con tierra en España y Marruecos

I Workshop in Earthen Architecture and Traditional Construction

II Curso-Taller de construcción con tierra en España y Marruecos

II Workshop in Earthen Architecture and Traditional Construction

WORKSHOPS

2013

2012

WORKING GROUPS IN UNIVERSITIES

Asignaturas de grado

Master's Thesis

Undergraduate Thesis

Terrachidia Association
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