Workshops

Woodworking traditional workshop
20 – 27 April 2015
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Metalworking traditional workshop
25 – 31 May 2015
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Rendering and finishes traditional workshop
15 – 21 June 2015
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Romanian cuisine traditional workshop
5 – 11 October 2015
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The sustainability of this project is given by the use and also the support of the human and natural potential of the area by offering access to the local inhabitants of the village to attend professional training courses. At the same time the development of craftsmen shops as supported by the project will increase the production of local products and services. The secrets of traditional craftsmanship have been well preserved over generations and ascertain the ethnographic quality of cultural diversity. The contribution of the project to maintaining the identity of local communities is essential for ensuring the stability of traditional local trades.

Thus, during this project, AIOS and its partners will organize at the European Diversity Cultural Centre four workshops for traditional crafts, as below:

Traditional carpenter workshop – 20-27 April 2015. Twenty inhabitants from Târnăvioara will participate in this workshop which will include wood carving and chiseling techniques on various objects such as window boxes with corbels and brackets, door and window frames, wooden gates, stable entrances – each of these objects with embossed adornments.

Traditional blacksmithing workshop – 25-31 May 2015. Thirty inhabitants from Târnăvioara will take part in this workshop during which one of the oldest occupations of the Roma population will be presented. The lecturers of this workshop will be Roma artisans who will train the participants during the one week workshop in the techniques of metalworking, such as cold and hot processing.

Traditional workshop for plastering and finishing coats– 15-21 June 2015. Twenty inhabitants from Târnăvioara will take part in this traditional workshop. This old craft will be presented, but also ways of how to combine modern technology with archaic techniques will be shown. Thus an astonishing variety, relatively easy to be created products will be manufactured. Besides the traditional chalk-based materials there also exist new water resistant finishing coats, which can be used in rehabilitating old facades. During this workshop the facades of five buildings from Târnăvioara will be rehabilitated.

Traditional Romanian cuisine workshop – 5-11 October 2015. Thirty inhabitants from Târnăvioara will take part in this workshop which will be organized exclusively for young and adult women of the Roma community. The workshop is meant to present a different approach to gastronomy which will outline the link between food and agriculture, ecology and consumption, but also with a field which often is being ignored: everyday domestic and women history.

The food made in this workshop will be kept in covered bowls and used in one event intended for the broad public and afterwards the recipes will be used for other events as well. We strive to offer to the local inhabitants from Tarnavioara a way to diversify their income and constantly gain additional income, if possibly even on a monthly basis. Therefore our partnership network will be used so as to share the products from this workshop and present the acquired recipes also in the framework of other cultural events.

Due to realizing unique products by future certified craftsmen, at least two elements will strengthen the durability of economic activities by reducing the expenditure and reducing the number of waste objects and diminishing the consumption of materials. An increase of the individual value of each handicraft product will also be put into effect.

The revival of the social and cultural life of the region, as well as facilitating the participation in professional forming courses of the local population will increase local entrepreneurship initiatives and will define an attractive space for future investments in various fields, not necessarily in culture. Stimulating the economic and business environment will improve the living standard of the entire community.