FINAL Brochure Pietra

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FINAL Brochure Pietra
ISTITUTO PER LA RICOSTRUZIONE DEL CASTELLO DI CHUCCO – ZUCCO
SEMINARI INTERNAZIONALI DIDATTICI
32nd INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR OF MEDIEVAL ARCHITECTURE - ARCHAEOLOGY - CRAFTSMANSHIP – 2014
THE ART OF STONE CARVING
The course includes theoretical and practical aspects.
It focuses on the traditional workmanship of stone
carving and is directed by Romanian stonemason
master and sculptor Dumitru Ion Serban. Participants
will experience a comprehensive process starting from
the overview of different types of stone, their
extraction, the tools, to traditional processing
techniques applied to architecture elements.
THE WORKSHOPS OF
CUCAGNA CASTLE
Research – restoration – didactics - development
Official languages: English, Italian
STONE CARVING WORKSHOP
The participation fee includes: courses and course
materials, insurance, excursions, board and lodging in
dormitories and tents.
01/09 to 07/09/2014
The number of participants is limited to max.10
Please send CV and motivation letter
All additional information and application form
can be found on www.chucco-zucco.eu
The medieval stonemason was a highly skilled
craftsman who combined the roles of architect,
builder, craftsman, designer and engineer. Using
very simple tools he was able to construct some of
the most amazing structures ever built.
The Cucagna castle, built in the 11th/12th century, is
situated on a hill in the forest, about 30 min. walking
distance from the small town of Faedis, Italy.
Cucagna is a building site, unique example of
philological reconstruction, open to young
professionals of all the world interested in historical
architecture,
restoration
and
reconstruction,
archaeology and history of art, traditional working
techniques and materials.
Deadline for registration: 10/08/2014
Direction: Dott. Arch. Roberto Raccanello
For registration and information contact:
Dott. Livia Raccanello
[email protected]
Borgo Stremiz 13, 33040 Faedis (UD/Italy)
Tel. +39432728852 / Fax. +390432728387
www.chucco-zucco.eu
ISTITUTO PER LA RICOSTRUZIONE DEL CASTELLO DI CHUCCO – ZUCCO
SEMINARI INTERNAZIONALI DIDATTICI
32nd INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR OF MEDIEVAL ARCHITECTURE - ARCHAEOLOGY - CRAFTSMANSHIP – 2014
Dumitru Ion Serban (1962) is an international
artist-craftsmen, with extensive experience of
research and practice in stonework who has
investigated ancient techniques in different parts of
the world and uses them in his daily work as well as
in contemporary art installations. He is a graduate of
the Sculpture Department of National University of
Arts in Bucharest, Romania. He has then specialised
in Scientific Basis of Restoration with expertise in
stone, ceramics and glass, through specialization
courses in Romania, Italy, United Kingdom. He has
had solo exhibitions since 1990 in Romania, Italy,
and Greece and participated in international
symposiums in Italy, Hungary, Turkey, Egypt, India
and New Zealand.
He received numerous international awards and
prices for his work: First prize for stone sculpture
(Romania, 1989), National Design Award, National
Theatre art gallery (Romania, 1993), Special prize
Living room of decorative arts (Romania, 1993),
First prize for sculpture in National Competition
Cremona 2000 - Luigi Valenti Trophy, (Italy, 2001),
First prize for sculpture XIII International Biennial
of art, Gallery GB Tiepolo (Italy, 2002).
The course will cover the following topics:
• Setting up the work area
• Managing weights: Moving blocks using various
techniques with the help of basic technology
• The tools of traditional stonework and their
maintenance: forging and hardening
• Techniques of Stone working: etching, bush
hammering, lanyard, roughing, trimming
• Creation of a common architectural structure
preserve the ancient knowledge of stonemasonry in
the region.
The course is open to young professionals, artists
and students from the 4th academic year onwards.
Candidates will be selected for a maximum of 10
participants.
REQUIREMENTS FOR PARTICIPATION:
• Knowledge of English or Italian language
• Good manual skills, practical experience of
craftsmanship, experience in construction
• Interdisciplinary and interactive spirit
Organised by
Istituto per la Ricostruzione del Castello
di Chucco-Zucco
In collaboration with
Youth Exchange Programme of
MINISTERO AFFARI ESTERI
The program will be complemented by specialists
lectures, video screenings and short excursion visits
to extraction of raw material sites. Anthropological
research will also be part of the programme through
visits and interviews with local people, artisans,
communities and museum collections that still

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