17.07. - 31.07.2021
Celkový počet účastníkov:
The Kunstort Lehnin (Art place Lehnin) is situated between a forest and a lake near the little village Lehnin. It is a beautiful place offering inspiration and workshops for visual art and culture. Under its roof, there is an art gallery, a summer academy, a seminar location for visual arts, music and theatre, but also yoga seminars and professional trainings.
The institute is located at the border of a lake (Klostersee) in a park-like garden with a small landing stage and an integrated art sculpture park. Even a café with a lake terrace is part of the ensemble. The Kunstort was founded in 1991 and there are still enough place and projects to be developed. Therefore, we especially invite volunteers with interest in contemporary art to support this project.
On the first day, volunteers will get some orientation about the project, the institute and the surroundings. Together with members of the art club, you will help to redesign and embellish the outdoor area. One of the main tasks will be to reconstruct the lakeshore fortification and the paths, do some plaster and painting work at the buildings and do some garden work. There are also some sculptures in the forest nearby, which will be cleared from grass and moss. There is a great variety of tasks where volunteers can support the project, in general, it means physical work with tools you need for construction works, renovation and wood work.
During the time of your stay, there are other guests and groups on the premises and you might get in contact with them. At a certain time of your stay it is planned to work on the tasks together with some of the club members and then have a little Get-together at night along with guests of the institute. Volunteers of the workcamp are invited to give a contribution to this event as well.
Volunteers will prepare and eat their meals in the outdoor summer kitchen (just protected by a shelter and open to the nature at the side) of Kunstort Lehnin. Due to the restrictions against the Corona pandemic, access to this kitchen will be only allowed for the current kitchen team. To comply with the distance rules, all participants will sleep individually in tents. If you can bring your own tent (that would be great!), otherwise local host will offer one for you. Tents can be build up at the shore of the lake or inside a building. Shower and toilets are available for personal hygiene.
Please note: In Summer, it can be quite hot, so you will need sun protection. But German summer can be cool as well, especially if it is raining. So please do not forget to bring warm clothes as well.
Adresa: Kloster Lehnin, , Germany
Letisko: BER, Autobusová/Vlaková zastávka: Groß Kreutz Bahnhof (as one option, there are some more options to reach Lehnin)
GPS: 52.3422711089312, 12.6764308959246
Volunteers will learn about the cultural concept and work of Kunstort Lehnin and the integration of Lehnin inhabitants with various cultural and social backgrounds. You can find a piano to play, or you can bring your own instrument and find someone to join you making music. Interested volunteers can take part in an Cyanotype-Workshop (a photographic printing process that produces a cyan-blue print). Volunteers will get free entrance at the lake swimming pool next door, and can visit the cities of Potsdam and Werder. Another highlight will be a turn on our Canaletto boat on the lake connected to the Klostersee where you can enjoy its rich flora and fauna. As there will be contact to German native speakers, the workcamp is a good possibility to improve your German language skills. The volunteers can use the Kunstort’s rowboats. It will be offered a guided tour through the premises of the monastery.
Kloster Lehnin is a small town consisting of some small villages situated around the main village Lehnin. It is 65 kilometers Southwest of Berlin. Brandenburg an der Havel and Potsdam are the closest cities. On the opposite shore of the lake Klostersee, there is the oldest Cistercian monastery of Brandenburg, founded in the 12th century. Today it hosts a guesthouse, a clinic, a retirement home and a museum. The village Lehnin was always connected with the former monastery and it is situated in a beautiful landscape with many lakes and woodland. In the European Middle Ages, the monastery was an important religious, cultural and commercial center and there are still many ancient buildings of earlier times. The church is an impressive building and it offers many concerts during summer.
Please bring work wear and raincoats, sleeping bag, camping mat, bathing suit, music, your talents and something specific from your country. As you can spend time at and in the lake, you should be able to swim.
-Special remarks regarding the COVID-19 pandemic-
In order to minimize the risk of infection, the group size of the workcamp is smaller than originally intended. In this way, you will have enough space inside the accommodation to keep a safe distance from each other. Moreover, in this project the accommodation is quite spacious and it has a nice outdoor area that you can use. The work itself will take place mostly outside in the fresh air. In addition, other safety and hygiene measures will be carried out, such as providing hand sanitizer & facial masks, information on proper handwashing, coughing & sneezing techniques etc. We will make sure that your workcamp experience is as safe and enjoyable as possible! Feel free to contact us if you have any questions or concerns.
Táto aktivita nemôže byť pridaná do tvojej tašky. Môže byť plná, uzavretá, alebo nie je určená pre teba. Tiež sa musíš prihlásiť.