Kaarwan


Winter School 2019

15 days | 40 students | Nagaland | Meghalaya | 12 villages
Workshops | Lectures | Bamboo | Organic Farming | Green Architecture

14th Dec - 28th Dec 2019

Workshop

Hands-on workshop in the villages of North East India

Cultural Activities

Explore cultural, traditional values of Bengal, Meghalaya and Nagaland 

Lecture

It is always good to learn from the masters themselves

Discussions

Journey will be jam packed with hour long discussions and debates 


Kaarwan Winter School

This is a journey crafted to understand and connect with the character of a place, contribute and learn from the communities, get our hands muddy to construct with the natives and go back to our homelands with the 'Ehsaas' of their culture rooted in our minds and souls.

This year we are off to our favourite states in northeastern India - Nagaland, Meghalaya, West Bengal and Assam. The voyage is set with an aim to understand the versatility & usage of Bamboo, through documentation, design & construction and then realising how it is making our villages a better, sustainable place to live in.

Come, let's travel together!



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Workshops & Lectures


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Bamboo Design & Model Making

- Study & analyse use as building material
- Design for a real problem statement  
- Learn Craftsmanship and Innovation  

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Organic Farming

- Farming in Kiruphema Village
- Lecture / Discussion over Farming Techniques and Water Harvesting

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Bamboo Construction

- Intense 3 Day Workshop
- Build your design on site using bamboos
- Learn Craftsmanship and Innovation  

Kaarwan Bamboo Workshop Video




Watch the complete series of our last NorthEast trip here.

Eligibility

Person having keen interest in Art, Architecture, Design & Photography.
Age between 18-32 years.
We will consider the candidate's approach and thinking based on his application form for selection.

Itinerary

Trip will start from Kolkata on 14th Dec 2018 and will end at Kolkata on 28th Dec 2018.
Detailed Itinerary Here!

Testimonies from participants. Words that keep us going.

“As Norman Foster said, "Architecture is the expression of values", this journey brought me closer to them, and I thank my friends and organizers- Ashutosh, Gourav, Kishley and Mayank, for organising this journey to bring us closer to our soul.”

“This is one of those experiences, after which your life will be defined as... "Before Purvai & after Purvai"

Go get inspired, and I promise you, your life will change.


Mine did.”

“As the sun came up in a brilliant blaze of orange, I reflected on just how large the world was, and perhaps how I had finally seen a part of the world that felt like it was right on the edge, where past the horizon you could almost fall right off.”

“Purvai'17 has been one of the most incredible experiences of my life. As an 18year old to be able to travel and be exposed to so many new experiences and gain a new learning from every experience has made my mind open up to new possibilities. I'd never trade that experience for anything.”

“When you are pulled out of your comfort zone, and placed in the middle of a forest, under skies that have been pouring for three days, with a body kissed by the entire insect family, and you look around to see 22 other strangers fighting the same battle. Despite arduous hours of bamboo working and tiring treks up and down the valley, a reassuring tel maalish by one, beside cosy fires lit by the other is all you need to wrap a day. That's when strangers became family. What started with five round tables ended with one long dining spread. In all of my travels, I've never felt this and I can happily say, it's the people and not the place!”

“The trip to North east with Kaarwan was one epic journey. Picture breath taking landscapes in the background with amazing people in the foreground and that pretty much sums up the experience. I highly recommend this to everyone who loves to learn and explore”

“22-09 2k18, Lahaul n Spiti 22 people, 10 days, we went alone but returned as family. Thankyou Kaarwan for this wholesome experience, being a part of the place and the company we were in! ❤”

“Kaarwan'17 was a journey with self...yet being a part of a larger group, whom I met for the first time...shy smiles on first day turned into hugging and dancing together in a matter of no time! 15 days spent in search of something within that conclude with you realising that your craving only increases for the quest and that it will always be an continuous process that is never meant to end.”

“This year's North-East trip was amazing. Have learned a lot and taken a lot of memories back with me. Thank you Kaarwan. Hoping to join you guys soon!!!”

Countdown to this life-changing journey

WINTER SCHOOL 2019 | NORTH EAST INDIA

14th Dec 2019 - 28th Dec 2019