COW - Children of the Wood
‘Into this book, we have compiled the experiences, impressions and thoughts of 1,020 participants in eight camps across 64 days in an imagined 24 hours, or 1,440 minutes, of a single day from sunrise to sunset at Hello Wood. In so doing, we hope to demonstrate how we imagine, and along which values we create, our constructive community of builders.’ (Children of the Wood) The new HELLO WOOD book, Children of the Wood is an unusual publication, hard to categorise by genre but strongly defined by its community character, is a fragmented narrative of HW building camps. The text is a collective memoir - written by HELLO WOOD participants and organisers - which conveys an intense feeling of presence by divided into chapters based on the camp’s strict daily schedule. This structure makes it possible to record all the utopian ideas behind the summer university: the forces awaken by physical activity, the empathy, the community experience and the natural environment as a construction site and a place to learn. Where building is the tool of perception.
About Hello Wood: Since its foundation in 2010, Hello Wood has been concentrating on inspiring and teaching the new generation of architects to turn their attention to topics that are disregarded by most of the architectural education today. Hello Wood is an independent, international educational platform in design and architecture. It teaches to think with our hands and learn through experience. Encouraging a more practical approach, it emphasise the importance of craft, thinking through making, and examines the act and experience of establishing a new community. Hello Wood is also operating a design studio, based in Budapest.
Photos: Balázs Glódi
Buy / More info: https://www.childrenofthewood.org/