About.

Join us for this pre-Cosmic Convergence Bamboo Building Workshop to learn how to use sustainable materials for social good!

Bio Constructions is part of the Journey, a series of opportunities to explore Guatemala’s beauty, brought to you by Cosmic Convergence Festival, Escuela ComUnidad y Geomante. The workshop will take place in Santiago Atitlan at the amazing location of Cosmic Convergence Festival.



NATURAL ARCHITECTURE:

Come and learn how to build with Bamboo and Natural materials!

Mobile, Modular, Reciprocal Structures and Yurtas will host Journey Portal and Ancestral village, the activities and workshops's areas during Cosmic Convergence Festival.


The experience Includes:

1) 15 days theory and practice of natural building.
2) Architectural and structural design with bamboo and wood.
3) Knots and splices in bamboo, metal and rope.
4) Immunization and treatment of bamboo.
5) Co-creation of a festival and Decorative uses of natural materials, palms , natural fibers.
6) Pdf materials about Natural architecture.
7) Immersion into Mayan culture: typical food, building teachings and techniques, & local Mayan architectures.
8) Social bio-construction and volunteering opportunities.
9) Visit in San Pablo to meet the community and see local and bamboo architectures.


Plus (included in the price):
~ Ticket access to Cosmic Convergence Festival after the Journey.
~ Breakfast, lunch and dinner coocked by local Mayan women during the Journey.
~ Rent of tent during the Journey (if you don't have one).
~ Transport tickets to visit San Pablo la Laguna.


SOCIAL OUTREACH:
Support the local indigenous community of San Pablo la Laguna through your experience.
After the festival, the structures made will be re-adapted to build eco-houses for economically disadvantaged families in the indigenous rural town of San Pablo La Laguna.
The ticket cost of workshop will be fully donated to this project.


Presenters:

JOSE CHAVEZ (Guatemala): teaching bamboo building & green architecture
GAIA VERTANI (Colombia): teaching about yurts, nomad structures & community
VICENTE CUC (Guatemala): teaching bamboo building & Mayan architectures
LUIS ORTELLI (Argentina): teaching carpintery & Bamboo building
SELVA BHAIRAVI (Italia): teaching decorative uses of natural materials & weaving
AGOSTINO GIANNETTI (Italia): teaching social impact of bio-construction & volunteering opportunities.


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Unete a nosotros en este increible viaje en la Bioconstruccion!

Las bioconstrucciones son parte del Journey, una serie de oportunidades para explorar la belleza de Guatemala, ofrecidas por Cosmic Convergence Festival, Escuela ComUnidad y Geomante.

El taller tendra' lugar en Santiago Atitlan en la hermosa location de Cosmic Convergence Festival!


ARQUITECTURA NATURAL 

Ven y aprende a construir con bambú y otros materiales naturales!
Estructuras Móviles, Reciprocas, Modulares y Yurtas hospedaran Journey Portal y Ancestral Village, el área de actividades y talleres de Cosmic Covergence Festival.


La experiencia incluye:

1) Aprender a construir con materiales naturales.
2) Diseño arquitectónico y estructural con bambú y madera.
3) Nudos y empalmes en bambú, de metal y lazo o sácate
4) Imunizacion y tratamiento de bambù.
5) Participación en la creación de un festival, arte y uso decorativo de materiales naturales.
6) Materiales Pdf sobre bioconstruccion.
7) Inmersión en la cultura Maya, comida típica y cocinada por cocineras indígenas mas tallerista indígena, materiales locales, arquitecturas maya local
8) Bioconstruccion social y oportunidades de voluntariado.
9) Visita en San Pablo la Laguna para conocer a la comunidad y otras arquitecturas de bambú.


Mas (incluso en el precio)
~
Boleto de entrada al Cosmic Convergence Festival.

~ Desayuno, almuerzo y cena cocinadas por cocineras Maya locales.
~ Renta de la carpa durante el taller (si no tienes una).
~ Transporto para visitar San Pablo la Laguna. 


IMPACTO SOCIAL

Apoya la comunidad indígena local de San Pablo la Laguna a través de tu experiencia!
Después del festival, las estructuras hechas serán re-adaptadas para construir eco-casas para 2 familias de bajos recursos en el pueblo rural indigeno de San Pablo la Laguna.
El dinero recaudado con la inscripcion al taller sera' interamente donado para este proyecto


Presentadores:

JOSE CHAVEZ (Guatemala): construcciones en bambu, arquitectura
GAIA VERTANI (Colombia) : yurtas, estructuras nomades, community
VICENTE CUC (Guatemala): bamboo building, encargado de construccion.
LUIS ORTELLI (Argentina): Carpintero, encargado de construccion.
SELVA BHAIRAVI (Italia) : Usos decorativos de materiales naturales.
AGOSTINO GIANNETTI (Italia) : Arquitectura social y oportunidades de voluntariado.

Bookings.

$530/person

Latin American Traveller Ticket

Food included
The cost of registration to the course, as well as the construction materials of the Journey Portal, will be entirely donated for the construction of natural houses for two economically disadvantaged indigenous families in San Pablo la Laguna.

More (included in the price):
- Ticket access to Cosmic Convergence Festival after the Journey.
- Breakfast, lunch and dinner coocked by local Mayan women during the Journey.
- Rent of tent during the Journey (if you don't have one).
-Transport tickets to visit San Pablo la Laguna.
$620/person

International Traveller Ticket

Food included
The cost of registration to the course, as well as the construction materials of the Journey Portal, will be entirely donated for the construction of natural houses for two economically disadvantaged indigenous families in San Pablo la Laguna.

More (included in the price):
- Ticket access to Cosmic Convergence Festival after the Journey.
- Breakfast, lunch and dinner coocked by local Mayan women during the Journey.
- Rent of tent during the Journey (if you don't have one).
-Transport tickets to visit San Pablo la Laguna.

Program.

General Schedule:

7am-  Breakfast

8:30-  Start of activities

1pm-  Lunch

3pm-  Resume activities

5pm-  Closing activities

5:45 pm-  Dinner

7pm-  Evening Talk


Evening Talks:  

Transformative learning in with Gaia

Social impact on vulnerable communities, empowerment of self-bio-construction with Agostino, José and Vicente 

Cutting and Immunization Knots and moorings natural with Vicente

Splices with bamboo with Vicente

Joints and anchors with metal with Vicente

Architectural Design with Vernacular and Bioclimatic Architecture I with Jose

Architectural Design with Vernacular and Bioclimatic Architecture II with Jose

Yams and mobile structures with Gaia

Reciprocal structures with Gaia

Furniture and handicrafts with pieces of bamboo with Jose and Vicente

Mud building with Camilo and Gaia

Natural Roofs with Gaia

Scenery decoration with natural materials by Selva. 

Highlights.

  • Learn how to build with bamboo
  • Architectural Design
  • Social impact with architecture.

Living Conditions.

Sleeping

  • tent camping

Vegetarian Food

  • communally cooked meals
  • communal kitchen access

Internet

  • None: Off the grid

Getting here.

FROM ANTIGUA: Take a tourist shuttle to Panajachel (Pana). From there take a boat/lancha to Santiago Atitlan. From Santiago, its a 10min tuctuc ride to the festival ground (El Festival).

FROM AIRPORT: We run a shuttle from the airport to festival grounds on dates 28,29,30,31 December 2016. You can buy a ticket for this shuttle as you purchase you festival ticket online (http://www.cosmicconvergencefestival.org/buy-compra). For other dates, best make your way to Antigua first using a tourist shuttle from the aiport to Antigua, or make your own arrangements to get to lake Atitlan from the city (easiest via Antigua)

FROM ATITLAN San Marcos/San Pedro: make your way to San Pedro (via boat/lancha or tuctuc - best lancha), then cross San Pedro to the Santiago dock and take another boat to Santiago. Then jump in a tuctuc from there to festival grounds. We may run a dedicated festival Boat/lancha. TO BE CONFIRMED. CHECK OUR FACEBOOK PAGE (facebook.com/cosmicconvergence)

FROM PANAJACHEL: Take a boat ride to Santiago, then a tuctuc ride (10mins) to festival grounds.

FROM MEXICAN BORDER: Get yourself to Lake Atitlan (San Pedro or Panajachel) and follow instructions from there

FROM MEXICO - SAN CRISTOBAL DE LAS CASAS: There is a direct tourist shuttle to Panajachel (10/12 hours). Once there follow instructions for Panajachel

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