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On Saturday, the 7th of May 2016, an important event will take place in Comana (Giurgiu county) – the opening of  “Comana Crafts Village”, a project financed by the Government of Norway, through the  Norwegian Financial Mechanism 2009-2014, within the financing domain Innovation in Green Industry – Romania, that sustains projects with a positive impact on environment.

The programme of the day will start at 11.00 with the ribbon- cutting ceremony, which will be followed by guided tours in Comana Crafts Village, demonstrations of crafts, exhibition, a moment of local music.

Comana Crafts Village project aims, on the one side, at developping the rural community by creating a structure of support, by which seven small craft enterprises were already initiated. On the other side, this project proposes a place where town people, tired of every-day life, may rediscover through crafts, through the architecture of the buildings and the atmosphere created, images of the villages from the past meant to fill their heart with joy, to catch their interest and to offer them the chance of going through new, authentic experiences.

To this purpose, in Comana Crafts Village there are workshops for: woodwork, reed processing, pottery, weaving, traditional milling, blacksmith’s workshop, as well as fruit, vegetables and medical plants processing. The Village will have a component part dedicated to production and selling, as well as an educational side, being a space open for visitors, where there will be craft demonstrations and workshops for children and adults.

For more information, please check the sites www.moaradehartie.ro and www.satulmestesugurilor.ro or contact us at 0724.290.010 – Dana Georgescu or via e-mail at dana@moaradehartie.ro.

Satul meşteşugurilor la Târgul ASAS

Wednesday, 27 April 2016 by
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În perioada 28 – 30 aprilie 2016, Asociația Moara de hârtie din Comana este invitat special la ediția de Paști 2016 a Târgului de produse tradiționale obținute în ferme și gospodării țărănești, desfășurat în incinta Academiei de Științe Agricole și Silvice București, Bulevardul Mărăști nr. 61.

Timp de trei zile, vom organiza demonstrații după cum urmează:

  • Joi, 28 aprilie orele 15.00 – 17.00 – demonstrație de țesut la război și cusut manual,
  • Vineri, 29 aprilie 2016, orele 15.00 – 17.00 – demonstrație de împletituri din papură,
  • Sâmbătă, 30 aprilie 2016, orele 10.00 – 12.00 – demonstrație de hârtie manuală,

în pregătirea deschiderii oficiale a Satului meșteșugurilor din Comana, în data de 7 mai 2016. La standul nostru veți putea să vedeți și o parte dintre produsele tradiționale pe care le realizăm în sat și să primiți mai multe informații despre atelierele și evenimentele care vor urma.

Prin participarea la acest târg, Asociația Moara de hârtie urmărește promovarea proiectului Satul meșteșugurilor din Comana, finanțat de Guvernul Norvegiei, prin Mecanismul Financiar Norvegian 2009-2014, în cadrul domeniului de finanțare Inovare în Industria Verde – România, ce susține proiectele cu impact pozitiv asupra mediului.

Proiectul Satul meșteșugurilor din Comana urmărește dezvoltarea comunității rurale prin crearea unei structuri de sprijin în cadrul căreia au fost inițiate șapte mici afaceri meșteșugărești. În Satul meșteșugurilor se vor practica prelucrarea lemnului, fierăria, prelucrarea stufului, olăritul, țesutul, morăritul tradițional, prelucrarea fructelor, legumelor și a plantelor medicinale. Satul va avea atât o componentă de producție și vânzare, cât și una educativă, fiind un spațiu deschis vizitării și în care se vor organiza demonstrații și ateliere de meșteșuguri pentru copii și adulți.
Pentru mai multe informații, vă invităm să ne contactați la 0724.290.010 – Dana Georgescu, sau pe e-mail la dana@moaradehartie.ro.

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Today, April 25th, the closing event for Comana Crafts Village project took place in Comana (Giurgiu county). This project was financed by the Government of Norway, through the Norwegian Financial Mechanism 2009-2014, within the financing domain Innovation in Green Industry – Romania, which sustains projects with a positive impact on environment.

Comana Crafts Village project backs opportunities of sustainable business by creating ecological products, recycling wastes and using regenerative energy sources  in Comana, all in relation to crafs specific to this region. The project creates a structure of support for local entrepreneurs in the field of traditional crafts, by which seven small craft enterprises were initiated. Comana Crafts Village will propose workshops for woodwork, reed processing, pottery, weaving, traditional milling, blacksmith’s workshop, as well as fruit, vegetables and medical plants processing. The Village will have a component part dedicated to production and selling, as well as an educational side, being a space open for visitors, where there will be craft demonstrations and workshops for children and adults.

Ion Georgescu, Project Manager, stated: „By this project, we create a new landmark on the map of  Comana and Bucharest Metropolitan Area, showing at the same time that non-governmental organizations are able to carry on successful projects of sustainable economic development that value, by involving the community, both the beauty of the natural environment and the creativity of  traditional crafts”.

Comana Crafts Village and Paper Mill will open to the public starting with the 7th of May 2016.

For more information, please contact us at 0724.290.010 – Dana Georgescu, or via e-mail at dana@moaradehartie.ro.

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The Paper Mill Association, together with the Department of Architecture of „Spiru Haret” University, has the pleasure to invite you at the closing event of the cultural project „Verna-cultura. Traditional crafts in the context of contemporary architecture” which will take place on 17.11.2015, starting with 17.00, at the Centre for Architectural Culture of the Architects’ Union in Romania, situated in Jean Louis Calderon Street, nr. 48, sector 2, Bucharest. The event will propose the opening of the itinerant exhibition „Verna-cultura Summer School. Traditional crafts in the context of contemporary architecture” and will launch the Good Practices Guide, both parts presenting activities carried on within the project.

Re-cognizing traditional crafts in construction field represents re-cognizing the essence of Romanian architecture. With this purpose in mind, the Paper Mill Association, in partnership with the Department of Architecture of “Spiru Haret” University and the European Foundation for Eco-sustainable Development organized over 13th–23rd of July 2015 the Summer School „Verna-cultura. Traditional crafts in the context of contemporary architecture”, in Comana village,  Giurgiu county. It addressed a number of 15 young architects and was financed by the „Architecture Stamp” Fund, through the Cultural Projects Session 2015 of the Architects’ Union in România.

By taking part in the Summer School, young architects had the opportunity to  participate in theoretical and practical sessions meant to help them discover techniques of vernacular-type traditional construction works. The theoretical sessions in which they participated were completed with visits of certain special places in Comana village, showing examples of vernacular building practices. Moreover, the young architects got involved in the building site of Comana Crafts Village Satul meșteșugurilor, a project of the Paper Mill Association, unique in Romania both by traditional  construction techniques and by its social, educational and cultural objectives – building a small village dedicated to traditional crafts, meant to be a source of income for the community.

For further details on this project, please check the facebook page Școala de vară Verna-cultura, the site of the Paper Mill Association www.moaradehartie.ro and the site of „Spiru Haret” University www.spiruharet.ro.

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