the needs and create healthy elements in harmony with the space and the desired outcome with ecological methods. Particular emphasis will be put on upcycling materials in order to combat problems of waste and the use of materials that are innovative in construction and architecture like the use of mycelium as an insulation.
But also the use of traditional materials will be examined and local resources will be engaged. The aim is to train people to broaden their scope and think of innovative solutions to widespread problems.
The training is guided by the amazing team from critical concrete, a non-profit organisation from Portugal, that focuses on sustainable construction while engaging innovative materials while involving young people, students and residence in a participatory design process with further implementation.
The mentoring team will consist of a group of skilled mentors from all over Europe working in different organisations with a focus on sustainable building, participatory design and social architecture brought together by Samuel Kalika, artist, designer, founder and director of critical concrete.
This training is co-funded by the European union in the frameworks of the Erasmus+ programme. It is an Erasmus+ monility of youth workers training.
One big aim of the tour was to
#unify with people and projects from all over Greece and abroad. Strengthening the network of people and projects that actively contribute to building a better today and tomorrow, that are not afraid to seek new ways and have a bold vision for the future and that put their words to action!
Food forests mimic natural forests but consisting primary of plants that provide food. Mimicking the forest has the benefit of having an autonomous system that doesn't depend on inputs from outside, it creates soil and provides habitat and thus contributes to biodiversity in plants, insects and small animals besides a lot of other services.
The small urban food forest that we planted there introduced the team of critical concrete to the basics and principles of urban food forests and will now be integrated into their professional work with possible future collaborations between our organizations. Further this collaboration connects the community of sustainable building, architecture and urban designers with the ecological movement in portugal.