Gx International Workshops

International Workshop Programs / at Castelnau des Fieumarcon, Gascony

Edition 2010

Program

Date: 22.01.2010
Curation: Benedicte Fragoso
Tutors: Prof. Bao Geping (SCUT – South China University of Technology), Prof. Fernando Nunes da Silva (IST – Institute Superior  Tecnico), Prof. Antonio Salvador da Costa (IST), Prof.Jorge Gonçalves (IST), Prof. Manuel Correia Guedes (IST), Pierre Frederic Coustols (DaST)
Sponsors: Castelnau des Fieumarcon, Belmonte Culture Club

Lectures:
• Prof. Bao Geping and Frederic Coustols / Jiu Xian Garden
Village a cutting edge evironmental project in rural China
• Prof. Fernando Nunes da Silva
The sustainable development concept and his application to urban space
• Prof. António Salvador da Costa
The garden and the park as places of urban experimentation and expansion
• Prof. Jorge Gonçalves
Economies of sustainability
• Prof. Manuel Correia Guedes
Sustainable architectural and urban design in Suthern Europe
• Michel Debord

Concerts:
Natalia Morozova, Beethoven, Borodin, Liszt, Taneev, Scriabin, Chopin, Mozart.

Theatre:
When a Feeling Come to Town / children’s play written by Howard Altmann / performed by students from the South China University of Technology.

Exhibitions:
The No Name Group (Zhao Wenliang, Yang Yushu, Shi Zhenyu – Beijing) painting.

Photography:
Facescapes by Denis Piel.

Workshops:
•  The path design from Lagarde to La Romieu
• Preservation and development design of La Romieu
• Vila Cabra project
• Green Belt Group

Cooking festival:
Wu and Fabrice impromptus.

About the Workshop

Monter un workshop est toujours une grande aventure humaine.
La plupart des participants ne se connaissent pas. Le temps du workshop est très limite. Le projet de chaque workshop est chaque fois immense.
Aussi nous vous proposons une mise en bouche comme disent les cuisiniers
En l’occurence
1/ Un etat d’esprit
Tao Te Ching no 66
All streams f low to the sea
Because it is lower than they are.
Humility gives it its power.
If you want to govern the people.
You must place yourself below them.
If you want to lead the people.
You must learn how to follow them.

Penser c’est être forcé de prendre parti dans la guerre civile logique au cours de laquelle la verite part en campagne contre la pensee dominante Platon Il n’est de richesse que d’hommes Jean Bodin 1530-1596 Le Duc de Saint Simon ecrivait de son cote il y a environ 250 ans Il serait bon de passer du gouvernement des hommes au gouvernement des choses….

Lors d’un sejour a Cuba cette annee m’est revenu en mémoire un texte de Claude Levi Strauss, presente a la Fondation Ishizaka, au Japon, en 1986 La societe ideale serait celle qui conduirait a fabriquer toujours plus d’ordre dans la culture sans qu’il faille le payer par un accroissement d’entropie dans la societe Wiener en 1948 dans Cybernetic Control and Communication, the animal and the machines Les petites communautees etroitement constituees ont un degree d’homeostasie considerable, qu’il s’agisse de communautees tres cultivees a Ausein d’un pays “civilise” ou de villages de sauvages primitifs Il n’est pas surprenant que les grandes collectivites, exposees a des inf luences perturbatrices contiennent beaucoup moins d’infos accessibles a tous que les petites-pour ne rien dire des elements humains dont sont faites toutes les communautees Une autre ref lexion de Claude Levi Strauss peut nous apporter quelque aide L’homme primitif essaie toujours de convertir en valeurs morales et sociales le volume des richesses produites Et il s’interroge: ne serait-ce pas l’expression d’un accord reussi, harmonieux entre l’homme et le monde naturel?

“La “nature” ne peut survivre que grâce à un nouveau geste démiurgique, accompli par des hommes pour lesquels il est devenu une évidence que la sauvegarde de la scène est le jeu lui meme.” Peter Sloterdijk. La Mobilisation infinie, vers une critique de la cinétique politique. The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of the millions who look on and do nothing. Albert Einstein“ (Les nouvelles découvertes scientifiques, ayant donné naissance a la conscience écologique)…Nous révélent que l’ensemble des interactions entre les êtres vivants au sein d’un site géophysique constitue une organisation spontanée ayant ses régulations propres, l’écosystème, et que les écosystèmes sont englobés dans une entité d’ensemble, auto-organisée et autorégulée, qui forme la biosphére. Elle nous indique que la croissance industrielle, technique et urbaine incontrolée tend, non seulement à détruire toute vie dans les écosystèmes locaux, mais aussi et surtout à dégrader la biosphére et à menacer finalement la vie elle-même, y compris humaine, laquelle fait partie de la biosphère. Elle nous enseigne du même coup que la menace mortifère est de nature planétaire, et dans ce sens la conscience écologique est une composante de la nouvelle conscience planétaire.” Edgar Morin, L’Introduction à une Politique de l’homme “La seule chose qu’on peut embellir sans qu’elle périsse, c’est la vérité.” Jean Rostand

A economia moderna afinal não vitima so alguns povo, mas estava a ser fatal para o proprio planeta. O capitalismo global andava entao a serrar alguns dos galhos onde estava pendurado.

Luisa Schmidt “Eu acredito muito na agricultura como factor de desenvolvimento humano das populaçoes e também como uma das bases dum pais.

Qualquer pais precisa duma agricultura forte e bem organizada para assegurar a autosubsistencia alimentar, para a defesa do ambiente e do propria paisagem.” Dom Duarte de Bragança «Nous devons cesser de nous montrer aussi défensifs économiquement et commencer à être plus courageux politiquement». Kofi Annan, ONU.

“Le miséricordieux lui avait accordé une beauté supérieure, la beauté du minimal, de l’immuable, de l’impollué, de l’indispensable. De nos jours dans le monde, le combat fait rage entre les armées de l’indispensable et les armées du superf lu”. John Updike, The Coup.

“S’il devait y avoir réellement une ére “aprés l’histoire”, celle-ci commencerait nécessairement dès que la Terre abandonnerait son mode d’être historique de décor et de matière première et qu’elle apparaitrait comme contenu du souci humain.” Peter Sloterdijk, La Mobilisation infinie, vers une critique de la cinétique politique.

My world turns and goes back to the place Where, a thousand forgotten years ago, The bird and the blowing wind Were like me, and were my brothers…” Hermann Hesse Le socialisme s’est effondré parce qu’il ne laissait pas les prix dire la vérité économique. Le capitalisme pourrait s’effondrer parce qu’il ne laisse pas les prix dire la vérité écologique.” Oystein Dahle Ancien

Vice Président Esso Der Staat ist fur die Menschen und nicht die Menschen fur den Staat. A. Einstein

Fernando Pessoa in Uncollected Poems 17-IX-1914
To clean and tidy up Matter…
To put back all the things people cluttered up
Because they didn’t understand what they were for…

To straighten, like a diligent housekeeper of reality, the curtains on the windows of Feeling and the mats before the doors of Perception…

To sweep the rooms of observation
And to dust off simple ideas…
That’s my life, verse by verse.

From a factless Autobiography 239 The Book of Disquiet “We weary of everything, except understanding.” The meaning of the phrase is sometimes hard to grasp. We weary of thinking to arrive at a conclusion, because the more we think and analyze and discern, the less we arrive at a conclusion. And so we fall into that passive state in which we want to understand only the explanation of whatever is being proposed. It’s an aesthetic attitude…

Fernando Pessoa, Book of Disquiet 232

Happy the man who doesn’t ask for more than what life spontaneously gives him, being guided by the instinct of cats, which seek sunlight when there’s sun, and then there’s no sun then heat, wherever they find it. Happy the man who renounces his personality in favor of the imagination and who delights in contemplating other people’s lives, experiencing not all impressions but the outward spectacle of all impressions. And happy, finally, the man who renounces everything, who has nothing that can be taken from him, nothing that can be diminished…..

Nothing satisfies me, nothing consoles me; everything that has been and that hasn’t been jades me. I don’t want to have my soul and don’t want to renounce it. I want what I don’t want and renounce what I don’t have. I can’t be nothing nor be everything: I’m the bridge between what I don’t have and what I don’t want.

“To be great, be whole, exclude nothing, exaggerate nothing that is you. Be whole in everything. Put all you are into the smallest thing you do. The whole moon gleams in every pool, It rides so high.” Fernando Pessoa, To be Great, be Whole.

What’s a man who isn’t mad
But someone ruddy beast,
A corpse postponed that breeds?

Fernando Pessoa, King Sebastian Message.

Pessoa 3 Opium Eater

I belong to a type of Portuguese
Who, since discovering India
Has been unemployed

Extract from “Energy, Environment and Development” published by Chaired Professor José J. Delgado Domingos, IST, Lisbon
“Sustainable development has to be looked from a global and integrated perspective or it will be doomed to fall into the contradictions among the excessive specializations. The conceptual structure that thermodynamics grants when applied to Earth as a thermodynamic system, to the living being as a conserver of energy and to the social and economic activities are a domain that can also be examined in terms of energy and information fluxes, where the fundamental physical principles are valid and applicable, open up a whole new world of possibilities. Portuguese scientific and engineering community has underestimated this concept of an integrated vision which, in fact, is the source for leadership and progress, finding justifications that discard too easily the specific aspirations that others may have envisioned.”

“If a company that overspends its capital goes bankrupt, what will the consequences be for a society that over dilapidates its natural resources? Economic growth has been synonym of accumulation of capital gathered by man, suggesting the idea that this capital will substitute for the natural capital, which are the Natural Resources; This, however, cannot happen!”

“What we are talking about is the integration – of what science in its time was unaware – and of what, today’s science, is aware. Although, politicians and economists seem to want to discard in their continued ignorance of these facts.”

“The conceptual structure that thermodynamics grants when applied to Earth…opens up a whole new world of possibilities.” José J. Delgado Domingos, IST Lisbon.

2/une petite liste de livres a parcourir avant votre arrivée
L Homme qui plantait des arbres de Jean Giono ….in all languages on the web
3\ lire et relire le DaST moto

Edition 2008

About the Event

Title: Cure de Paysage
Group Visit: gardens new and old in Paris and surroundings and in Touraine
Date: From the 23rd of April to the 5th of May 2008
Curator: Pierre Frederic Coustols
Sponsors: Castelnau des Fieumarcon, Belmonte Culture Club

Chinese artists: No Name Group Beijing (Zhao Wenliang, Yang Yushu, Shi Zhenyu)
Portuguese artists: Marta Alvim, Rita Castelo Branco, Luis Soveral, Maria José Mendonça, Leonor Leandro, Margarida Leandro
Russian pianist: Natalia Morozova
American writer: Howard Altmann
French photographer: Denis Piel
Cooking festival: Wu and Fabrice Biazzolo
Massage festival: Shi and Kim