During five ateliers participants will practice prefab straw bale, light clay, rammed earth walls, compressed earth blocks and clay plastering. Introductions on basic material properties, construction methods and principles will be given by experts from IG Lehm and Craterre.
The results of the practical work will be used to build a showcase pavillon for the exhibition „Think Earth!“ to be shown in Berne, Zurich and Basle.
Daily morning Yoga sessions will give you the perfect preparation for the trainings. (optional)

Daily lectures by Giulia Scialpi, Lukas Baumann, Thomas Dimov et al.

Festival Think Earth!
On Friday the event will be open for the public: guided tours and presentation of the workshops, live music.

Seewen is located 15 km south of Basle. The workshop will take place at the „Lehmwerk“ earth building factory with a splendid view on the landscape.
Address: Bödeli 12, 4206 Seewen

Please fill out the form below and transfer the participation fee.
Deadline: July 31, 2017
Think Earth! is open to all students, teachers, craftsmen, artists and architects.
With your application you agree with the terms and conditions of participation.

Participation 230 Euro / 250 CHF
(IG Lehm members free)
Board & lodging 230 Euro / 250 CHF
(camping – bring your own tent, breakfast, lunch, dinner)
Other boarding possibilities on request.

Payable until 31.07.17
Refunding of already paid participation fees is only possible with a medical certificate.
Payments to: IG Lehm Zürich IBAN CH11 0900 0000 8005 2620 4

Arrival and Departure
Travelling to and from Seewen / SO to be organized and paid individually. There are regular trains and buses. Arrival day is Sunday 07.08.17, departure day is Saturday 11.08.17.
The workshop program starts on Monday 07.08.17, 10 am and ends on Friday 11.08.17 with a farewell party in the evening.


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Please note: The application will only be valid by transfering the participation fee within the deadline (see above)!