Online exhibition

Online exhibition

During the workshops held in Mihăileni in August, the 20 children from the project created through their research and works a series of materials that we gathered as was natural in an exhibition. It was opened in the courtyard of George Enescu’s House. The parents and the local community in general received it with great interest and even pride. These children’s perspectives – ages ranging from 7 to 12- on their village, local resources and possibilities is a unique approach from which we can all find inspiration and hope, so we set out to organize this exhibition online as well.

The topics they had to cover during the days of the workshops or camp – as the children from the local community beautifully called it – were very varied.

  • The resource map involved the creation of thematic maps with the resources discovered by children in the community.
  • A poster and a flyer to promote local resources through events proposed by children
  • The emotional map of Mihăileni consists of personal maps with the favourite places and stories of the children from Mihăileni
  • The imaginary map is composed of maps of the new Mihăileni as imagined by children
  • Tools created by children from non-useful household materials
  • Proposals for landscaping the garden of the George Enescu House
  • Following the example of Villa Golescu, the Perticari-Davila Manor and the Neamțu Manor, the George Enescu House in Mihăileni received this year its story in the form of an animation made by the children who participated in the animation workshop.

The main project team was composed of Andreea Machidon and Mihai Petrescu

Teammates: Luiza Simion, Ana Maria Apostoiu and Irinia Novac;

Specialized trainers: Andreea Tincea – sound and Smaranda Ilie – animation

The ANIMEST team

The management of the Mihăileni school and local coordinator Adrian Hariga

“EventFullDays at the Enescu House – cultural-musical explorations and exercises” is a cultural project realized by the Pro Patrimonio Foundation in partnership with the UiPath Foundation and co-financed by AFCN.

The big opening!

The big opening!

Between August 14 and 22, 2020, the Enescu House opened its doors to the community!

We celebrated the end of the restoration site with a wide range of workshops and activities dedicated to children from Mihăileni and a piano concert by pianist Raluca Ştirbăţ on August 19, George Enescu’s birthday.

Around 20 children from Mihăileni benefited from an intense eight-day program dedicated to the exploration and creative transformation of local resources. The experiments were aimed at children’s befriending the idea of built heritage having as landmark and object of study the Enescu House itself. The whole project was enriched with meals with the team, sports and board games and evenings with animated films dedicated to the whole community.

At the first inquiry into the community, the children received each an Explorer’s Notebook that accompanied them in the mapping exercise of the elements that define the surroundings of the Enescu House – materials, craftsmen, objects, built spaces, natural spaces, stories, customs, recipes or plants. The work on the Notebooks was the basis for the first two workshops for the construction of a series of interactive local maps with elements of objective presentation, proposals and visions adapted to the requirements of the inhabitants and personal hiding places in the form of stories.

On the day dedicated to sound, through games and exercises the children observed the vibration of various elements in their immediate vicinity, tested voices and instruments, built handcrafted musical instruments and tuned their energies in an impromptu orchestra.

Within the workshop dedicated to the architecture specialist, the children built a house-lighting fixture with 5 layers of walk-in and creative understanding of the Enescu House: golden plan and proportions, component materials, specialized terms and graphic representations, the main section of the house and the interior in its past and future of phase.

In the role of landscapers, the children proposed scenarios for arranging the courtyard of the Enescu House and created structures from woven twigs for future climbing plants.

The team researched the history of the house, proposing together with a specialist an animation with its story and some moments George Enescu spent in Mihăileni.

The celebration of the official opening of the Enescu House brought together the children at the concert in the form of hosts and hopeful helpers in organizing the event.

The works and research gathered, the sports games practiced in all the afternoons in the backyard and the friendships made during this time were used as a pretext for a big final exhibition and a series of competitions with awards. The festive day created an opportunity to gather a large audience, curious about the children’s work and gathered the teams in sports competitions, fun games, ingenious rehearsals and dancing choreography. The badminton competition took place with a generous audience of parents, relatives, friends and neighbours, but also with tempting prizes. The children-parents culinary test gathered 15 local dishes, judged with great seriousness by all the tasters present on a musical background offered by a local children’s orchestra from Vicov.

The eight days were real educative and creative rehearsals for children, an opportunity to make friends with serious tools, such as: motosaw, drills, saws, pyrography tools or carving knives and playful challenges, local stories and reflections.

Starting with the first day, the children claimed the term workshops and turned it into a camp. No one was interested in the lunch break at home and everyone preferred to stay in the backyard for continuous game sessions or help offered to the team for various chores. The house courtyard was not large enough for the daily requests from children from all over the community to participate in the events, but the rules of distance imposed by the pandemic forced us to limit the number of participants, but also to promise that in better times we will put more workshop places available.

By the end of this year we intend to leave room for a surprise DIY kit, a future online exhibition of works and explorations from this summer, a presentation film for the project and a future digital map with the craftsmen around Enescu House.

None of this would have been possible without the basic team: Andreea Machidon and Mihai Petrescu set off with: trainers – teammates Luiza Simion, Ana Maria Apostoiu and Irinia Novac; specialized trainers Andreea Tincea – sound and Smaranda Ilie – animation; film specialist Alin Iacob; graphic specialist: Mona Petre; ANIMEST team; the school management from Mihăileni and the local coordinator Adrian Hariga.

The “camp” at the Enescu House started in 2020 and we all hope that it will be an event that will enrich the place every year.

“EventFullDays at the Enescu House – cultural-musical explorations and exercises” is a cultural project realized by the Pro Patrimonio Foundation in partnership with the UiPath Foundation and co-financed by AFCN.

EventFull Days al Casa Enescu – Cultural-Musical Explorations and Exercises

EventFull Days al Casa Enescu – Cultural-Musical Explorations and Exercises

The activity event calendar in the community from Mihăileni are the following:

August 14 – Map of Local Resources – transformation of research done by children through the Explorer’s Notebook into interactive thematic maps and proposals for activating Mihăileni

August 15 – Emotional Map and Imaginary Map of Mihăileni – personal perspectives and views on where they live in the form of DIY projects

August 16 – Sound Workshop – sound research and interpretation, along with group experiments and the practice of building a musical instrument

August 17 – Film Workshop – theoretical elements and the practical exercise of making a short film about local resources

August 18 – Heritage Caravan – Who is the landscape designder? – proposing a 3D plan for arranging George Enescu’s house garden and the exercise of some artistic installations made of wickerwork

August 19 – Heritage Caravan – Who is the historian? – discovering the story of George Enescu’s house, of the one who lived in it and of some musical elements from George Enescu’s work, in the form of a dynamic game with physical and cultural tests

August 20 – Heritage Caravan – Who is the architect? – discovering the constructive layers of the house by creating a model-object

August 21 – Animation Workshop – theoretical elements and the practical exercise of making an animation about the story of Enescu’s house: the construction of frames and characters, animation of frames, filming, sound and editing

August 22 – Festive Day in the Community – exhibition with children’s works, culinary contest in the community and other surprise elements addressed to the whole community.

In all nine evenings we will have an animation and film program open to the whole community – within the available places – with the support of ANIMEST and ONE WORLD ROMANIA.

Supplemental: August 19 – The Inauguration Concert of George Enescu’s house in Mihăileni performed by pianist Raluca Ştirbăţ and soprano Ileana Tonca, active supporters of saving the house, will take place in the house and will be broadcast outside to a small audience in the yard

All 15 children who will take part in the program were selected with the help of community teachers based on their interest.

EventFull Days al Casa Enescu – Cultural-Musical Explorations and Exercises is one of Pro Patrimonio Foundation’s cultural projects, co-funded by AFCN and carried out in partnership with the UiPath Foundation, which started in early July through a mapping and research of local craftsmen and will continue in August with heritage workshops for children, an inaugural concert on August 19 and other surprises that we hope we can safely put into practice.

EventFull Days al Casa Enescu – Cultural-Musical Explorations and Exercises is one of Pro Patrimonio Foundation’s cultural projects, co-funded by AFCN and carried out in partnership with the UiPath Foundation

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