MuxagataMuxagata Building Workshop
Wednesday 24 – Wednesday 31 July 2013
Muxagata, Vila Nova de Foz Côa, is a small village situated along the Côa river, near the Portuguese/Spanish border, 120km from the city of Port. Traditionally known for its wine, olives and almonds, the region became famous in the late 1980s for the discovery of a Paleolithic site along the Côa valley, containing thousands of engraved drawings of animal, human and abstract fi gures dating from 22,000 to 10,000 BC. Prompted by this discovery and the necessity of its preservation, in 1995 the Portuguese government cancelled the planned hydro- electric power plant on the river and instead created a park for archaeological study and public visits.
Running since 2008, the Muxagata workshop has been organised in collaboration with the regional government and the town of Muxagata and welcomes individual collaborators from the arts, architecture, archaeology and fi lmmaking. Its aim is to speculate on ways to rejuvenate the post-agricultural community and seek an identity for it that avoids both the tourist industry or traditional farming as its future solution.
The deadline for applications is 10 July 2013.
1) Fill the PDF application form found also under ‘Links and Downloads’ on the AA Visiting School page.
2) Email the completed PDF form, along with a brief statement (one paragraph) outlining why you would like to participate in the workshop to email@example.com.
3) We will email the successful applicants after the deadline of applications.
All participants travelling from abroad are responsible for securing any visa required. Places are limited.
The workshop is free for AA Members, students and staff.
After payment of fees, the AA can provide a letter confirming participation in the workshop.
You have to be an AA member, student or staff to apply to this programme.