Where world music meets grassroots design
Oliver Lowenstein explains the task that the participants will face: “Roots Architecture's first challenge begins with materials: recycled, re-appropriated, re-versioned and re-used - or simply, found - materials are collected before the festival, from the local environs and from WOMAD's Charlton Park itself. Next each of the Roots Architecture teams work with both the possibilities and constraints of these materials, designing and making structures over the WOMAD weekend in front of the 40000+ festival audience!”
Oliver Lowenstein, one of the organizers of Roots Architecture, says: “The four-day challenge is an inspirational and practical introduction to the art and craft of building low tech and no tech structures. Organised by Fourth Door and tangentfield, those leading, coaxing and inspiring each of the inpidual 'design and make' teams of participants bring with them a persity of specialist experience and skills reflecting the world culture ethos of the festival.“
The price for the workshop is £245 (£195 students/concessions) and limited in availability. The price includes full festival access from Thursday to Sunday, the Roots Architecture 4 day workshop challenge, all materials, access to tools and daily lunches. The WOMAD festival is at Charlton Park, Malmesbury, Wiltshire. Tickets can be purchased at www.womad.org or by telephone on 0118 960 6060.
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