Student Practicum is a comprehensive learning program for architecture students with a focus on integrated sustainable solutions for human habitats. Participants will receive a rich and diverse exposure to various design approaches from all over the world. Our customized programs offer a good mixture of theory and practice to sustainable building and living practices.
Auroville Green Practices
The immemorial tradition of building with earth proves the capacity of versatile earth construction techniques to adapt to varied environmental regions. This two week design workshop will reinvestigate the design capacities of earthen architecture through bioclimatic reasoning. In a design studio environment, participants will gain theoretical knowledge, and practice design strategies, processes, and tools, undertaking the challenge to design examples of innovative earthen architecture adapted to the specific environmental conditions of different regions.
The Auroville Bamboo Centre offers transfer of knowledge, skills and technologies that utilise bamboo and that help to conserve the environment. Training programs are scheduled on a regular basis and students may just turn up at the Bamboo Centre although it is preferred that they sign up in advance. Courses are also organised upon request whereby the centre may cater to covering particular aspects as per the students wish.
This workshop is aimed at introducing the art of paper making. Participants will be shown the different techniques for preparing the fibers, making the pulp, couching the sheets, etc. They will try their hands at these different stages of paper making. It will be at once a learning experience and a creative one.
Earth and bamboo are two materials which have been used together for a wide range of traditional construction techniques in Southeast Asia. Both materials are locally abundant and affordable materials with a very low carbon footprint. Both are known to be materials of the people. And both are materials which can be used for crude self-construction or with highly engineered precision. Are earth and bamboo only materials of the past, or are they also materials for the construction of a sustainable future? Please come to discover yourself in this 5-day hands-on and experience workshop in Auroville. The same workshop format will be offered four times in the year 2019.
The realisation of the Yoga of Knowledge is when one feels that one lives in the wideness of something silent, featureless and universal (called the Self) and all else is seen as only forms and names; the Self is real, nothing else.