Villena, Spain

Socio-Cultural Renewal Project. 2ª Edition

when 23 July 2014 - 3 August 2014
duration 2 weeks
credits 3 EC
fee EUR 250

elcasc is a festival that aims to investigate and transform aspects of the historic city centre’s social and urban fabric, settling a testing ground dedicated to the study of the problems and the urban, social, cultural and technological stengths.

theparticipants come from many places around the world and work or study many different fields in order to enhance a intercultural and multidisciplinar vision in the course of all the activities. The participants will be the engine of the festival, being the ones who will think, debate, design, develop and sharing the works developed in situ in a practical way throught the experience and the guidance of the tutors.

theworkshops will devise and deliver a series of low-cost architectural, artistic, socio-cultural and technological interventions that can be seen in the future as a reference related to the theme of elCASC.

theold district of Villena is an unrivalled setting where to put in the studies in practice and relate the works to the place taking into account the presence and opinion of the neighbours and the local people.

thefestival will consist in a serie of workshops, lectures and activities during 10 summer days, all objectives will be accomplished in a professional and playful environment encouraginglearning and creativity of the participants.

thetutors who will lead the workshops will be young, experienced and passionate in every one of the diferent disciplines taken into account for the general organization of the event.

thetheme of study at the event consists in the drawing on and celebration of the city’s local heritage and socio-cultural patterns, its recovering and strenghting as a basic main feature for the local development.

theneighbours of the historical city centre and all the people related to this district of Villena will be an important agent because of their ability to run in time all the studies and works developed during the days of the event.

Course leader

Fernando Navarro

Target group

el fabricante de espheras

Course aim

elCASC is a new urban planning performance dedicated to investigate and transform the social and urban fabric of the historic city centre, settling a testing ground dedicated to the study of the urban, social, cultural and technological problems and strengths.

Credits info

3 EC
For all the registered participants
____80 hours
____3 ECTS credits (new studiy programs)) / 6 LRU credits (old study programs)
____Oficial University of Alicante recognition

Fee info

EUR 250: /// BENEFITS ///
For all the registered participants
____8 workshops
____Academic diploma
____Free lodging / Breakfast

For all the registered participants
____Participation at 1 workshop
____Workshop selection after the first day workshops presentation
____Needed materials for the workshop progress
____Needed tools for the workshop progress (except for clothing)
____Needed security equipment
____Insurance for participants and liability insurance for the activity
____Workshops’ location guided visit + final workshops’ presentation

Free for everybody
____8 lectures (1 per tutor) + 1 opening lecture
____Cultural activities
____Fun activities, sport competitons
____Dabates and talks
____Guided visits
____Parties, concerts

For all the registered participants (except for Villena registration)
____Free accomodation at “moros y cristianos” social clubs
____Big shared room (10-20 people)
____Bed (each participant must bring his/her own sheets)
____wc and shower (shared)
____If the number of participants exceed the free lodging seats at the social clubs, we will provide big rooms at municipal facilities where each participant can bring his/her own sleeping bag. In that case we will inform at the moment of registration to the last concerned participats.

____Free daily open-air breakfast
____The rest of meals will be in charge of each participant, but we will arrange acces to exclusive fares in some local restaurants and exclusive bar of drinks and snacks.

/// EXTRAS ///
For all the registered participants
____Free local to swimming pool
____1 free entrance to one of the music festivals at Villena: Aupa Lumbreiras / Leyendas del Rock