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Lecture and Movie Night
Glazer Center
Santa Rosa, CA
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Lecture and Movie Night
LECTURE â" BOSCO BÃELER FROM SWITZERLAND
Date: Friday, April 15, 2011
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Location: Glazer Center â" 547 Mendocino Avenue, Santa Rosa
Time: 6:00 p.m. (Movie: The Rural Studio following Lecture, see info below.)
Tickets: $10.00 Per Person at door or www.brownpapertickets.com/producer/8376

ECOHB European and Global Network Ecobiology
European and Global Network of Organizations for environmentally-conscious and Healthy Building
Bosco BÃeler, Secretary-General/CEO
GIBBeco Cooperative Information Building Biology http://www.gesundes-haus.ch
Flawil  Switzerland

Bosco BÃeler, the founder of Bau Biologie, will share his experiences as a Global Humanitarian Architect.  Bau-Biologie, an architectural discipline developed in West Germany, means the study of home and working environments and how they affect human health.  


FRIDAY NIGHT MOVIE: THE RURAL STUDIO
Location: Glazer Center, 547 Mendocino Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA
Time:  7:30 p.m â" 9:00 p.m.
Sponsor: Eric Seabrook & Associates

The Rural Studio celebrates the work of MacArthur Fellow Samuel Mockbee and Auburn University's Rural Studio, as they re-imagine what architecture means in the strongest sense of the term, striving to meld professional achievement with social change. The film chronicles the extraordinary work of these students as they attempt to rebuild the social and political landscape of a long neglected rural community "brick by recycled brick".

Review from Amazon: After viewing Chuck Schultz's wonderful documentary, "The Rural Studio," I exclaimed two words: ROAD TRIP!!!!! I was immediately inspired to gather together some friends, pile into the car and visit what is called the Black Belt of Alabama (a central portion that runs from the Georgia state line to the Mississippi line where the Rural Studio is located) and see for myself the incredibly clever buildings and public spaces featured in this film of the same name.

The Rural Studio is a program that brings together architectural students from Auburn University with the residents of the Black Belt (a rural and mostly poor area) to create, design and build structures and spaces for the community as well as for the needy. It provides students the opportunity to work face to face with clients as well as experience how their projects impact the local community. It began in the early 1990's and has produced dozens of projects ranging from private homes to places of worship. But to really experience how special this project is, you MUST see for yourself.

Chuck Schultz, director and producer, tells the story of the sometimes-controversial Rural Studio with sumptuous cinematography and seamless editing, using interviews with instructors, students and clients. A community farmer's market, a chapel, a children's center and private homes are just a few of the projects that have been lovingly hand build by the students that are featured in "The Rural Studio."

Although no contractors are used in these constructions, many interesting and unorthodox materials, including rammed earth, automobile windshields and used tires are utilized. Because these projects are all provided gratis to those in need, the only thing the Rural Studio does not supply is the land. The rest of the building materials are provided through donations; the labor is done completely by the students, and most projects must be completed within the time constraints of one semester.   The finished projects are a study in innovation, community service and good old-fashioned philanthropy.

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Glazer Center
425 Mendocino Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
United States


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Education > Other

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!

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