CASTELLETTO UZZONE
Località Sant’Ilario, 18
12070 Castelletto Uzzone (CN)
Website VISIT WEBSITE
Email bancadelfare@gmail.com
Phone +39 349 5503632
Suitable for groups SUITABLE FOR GROUPS
Spoken languages ITA

TIMETABLE



From june to september

 

WHAT WE DO

Banca del Fare, a project of the Association Onlus Parco Culturale Alta Langa, will deliver a continuoous and first hand
approach using the concepts of good practice and exchange of ideas. First goal is the transmission of ancient
knowledge about the preservation of the architectural heritage. The “built” landscape is the topic that can sum up our
culture and is the narrative network that links history, memory, our places and our traditions. Unfortunatly this heritage is
being degraded at an alarming rate and will soon disappear from the landscape. In a few years no one will be able to
reclaim it since so much will have been lost.It is however a fact that there are artisan teachers who still have the skills to
make rooftops andstone walls, or traditional carpentry with local wood or antique mortar plaster but they are retiring from
their work life and so their knowledge will be irretrievably lost.

Practical laboratories allow you to practise and experiment using 1:1 scale, by analizing and understanding the
construction through direct contact. The buildings to be reclaimed will be our classrooms and the craftsmen who still
know how to build a roof with “ciape” (typical stones)will be our instructors assisted by young architects who have
already experienced these techniques.
Cascina Crocetta is a small stone hamlet, 500 metres above sea level, bordering one of the oldest beech woodlands in
Piedmont in the heart of a beautiful and unspoiled landscape which is rich in traditional architecturally significant
properties. Here is the place where parteicipants take part to different activities, like workshops, outdoor film shows ,
dinners and events. In Cascina Crocetta there are 15 beds, located in rooms restored durung summer school 2016.
Inside village there is a oven used for dinners and events “open doors”also extended to local residents. Breakfast, lunch
and dinner are prepared in the village kitchen, by two chefs who alternate the food preparation. Alternatives are available
to cater for allergies and lifestyle choices.
Events and conferences will be held by leading figures in historical restoration and will include, anthropology of housing,
'self-build', experimentation using innovative materials, the techniques used and study of new scenarios in territorial
development.

WHAT YOU CAN DO

Summer school starts in June and finishes in September. Each class will consist of a practical workshop for building and experimenting using traditional reclamation constructive techniques leading to conservation. Two ciabots, one drying
ciabot and one terracing ciabot, will be the subject of study and work for this summer's courses. The ciabòt are small land units spread throughout the Alta Langa whose use was related to field activities.
Participants will be committed in different works:
• renovation traditional covering using wood and “ciape”, local stones. New roof will be insulated. There will also
built a fireplace with stone chimney
• dry stone wall consolidation
• new dry stone wall according to tradition of terracing
• restoration wood floor inside “ciabot”
• new internal wood walls and wood covering
• natural plaster, waterproof finishes, cocciopesto and lime for bathroom
• restoration antique furniture

SUMMER SCHOOL BANCA DEL FARE

WHAT WE DO
Banca del Fare, a project of the Association Onlus Parco Culturale Alta Langa, will deliver a continuoous and first hand
approach using the concepts of good practice and exchange of ideas. First goal is the transmission of ancient
knowledge about the preservation of the architectural heritage. The “built” landscape is the topic that can sum up our
culture and is the narrative network that links history, memory, our places and our traditions. Unfortunatly this heritage is
being degraded at an alarming rate and will soon disappear from the landscape. In a few years no one will be able to
reclaim it since so much will have been lost.It is however a fact that there are artisan teachers who still have the skills to
make rooftops andstone walls, or traditional carpentry with local wood or antique mortar plaster but they are retiring from
their work life and so their knowledge will be irretrievably lost.

Practical laboratories allow you to practise and experiment using 1:1 scale, by analizing and understanding the
construction through direct contact. The buildings to be reclaimed will be our classrooms and the craftsmen who still
know how to build a roof with “ciape” (typical stones)will be our instructors assisted by young architects who have
already experienced these techniques.
Cascina Crocetta is a small stone hamlet, 500 metres above sea level, bordering one of the oldest beech woodlands in
Piedmont in the heart of a beautiful and unspoiled landscape which is rich in traditional architecturally significant
properties. Here is the place where parteicipants take part to different activities, like workshops, outdoor film shows ,
dinners and events. In Cascina Crocetta there are 15 beds, located in rooms restored durung summer school 2016.
Inside village there is a oven used for dinners and events “open doors”also extended to local residents. Breakfast, lunch
and dinner are prepared in the village kitchen, by two chefs who alternate the food preparation. Alternatives are available
to cater for allergies and lifestyle choices.
Events and conferences will be held by leading figures in historical restoration and will include, anthropology of housing,
'self-build', experimentation using innovative materials, the techniques used and study of new scenarios in territorial
development.
City CASTELLETTO UZZONE
Località Sant’Ilario, 18
12070 Castelletto Uzzone (CN)
Timetable From june to september
Website Visit website
Email Write an email
Phone +39 349 5503632
Suitable for groups SUITABLE FOR GROUPS
Spoken languages ITA

SHARE

WHAT YOU CAN DO
Summer school starts in June and finishes in September. Each class will consist of a practical workshop for building and experimenting using traditional reclamation constructive techniques leading to conservation. Two ciabots, one drying
ciabot and one terracing ciabot, will be the subject of study and work for this summer's courses. The ciabòt are small land units spread throughout the Alta Langa whose use was related to field activities.
Participants will be committed in different works:
• renovation traditional covering using wood and “ciape”, local stones. New roof will be insulated. There will also
built a fireplace with stone chimney
• dry stone wall consolidation
• new dry stone wall according to tradition of terracing
• restoration wood floor inside “ciabot”
• new internal wood walls and wood covering
• natural plaster, waterproof finishes, cocciopesto and lime for bathroom
• restoration antique furniture

EXPERIENCES THAT MAY INTEREST YOU

VISIT

MARA, ENGRAVER

JAPANESE XILOGRAPHY

20€

I will bring you to my atelier, where I'll describe you all the secrets behind the Japanese print. There will be the chance to admire original Japanese molds and vintage prints. You can directly observe how to etch and how a mold is printed. Finally, you can choose a little print to bring home with you as a memory.

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WORKSHOP

MARA, ENGRAVER

YOUR FIRST JAPANESE PRINT

84€

Become a carver and printer for a day and create your first Japanese woodblock print. An afternoon to be introduced to the wonders of this ancient printing technique that does not require the use of solvents or acids. After a brief introduction where you will have the chance to admire some original vintage woodblocks and some original Ukiyo-e prints; I will explain you the steps to create your first print. At this point you can work at your own design, or you can let yourself inspire by the many books in the studio. Carve and print your first simple printing with two wooden matrices and then print more copies of them on Japanese paper.

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SPECIAL

MARA, ENGRAVER

THE HOKUSAI EXPERIENCE

42€

On the occasion of the exhibition "Hokusai, Hiroshige and Utamaro" to be held in Milan from 22 September 2016 until January 29, 2017, I will take you in my atelier to describe all the wonders of the technology adopted to create these prints. We will experience together all the steps and the tools, unchanged until today, needed to create a Ukiyo-e press and, specifically for this event, I will print with the some original vintage Japanese blocks. Finally you can choose one of my small print to take away with you as a souvenir.

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