International Workshop on Wood Restoration in Aizpute, Latvia 2016

When: July 23d-30th, 2016

Where: Aizpute, Atmodas iela 9, SERDE Workshop and Residencies centre

Apply until 30th of April, 2016

For the second time Workshop and Residencies centre SERDE is holding an International Restoration workshop in Aizpute, Latvia.

Seven day workshop has been created to allow professionals (young, mid-career and master craftsmen) to meet outside their usual working environment and solve issues relating to wood-natural decay, rot, woodworms and replacement of heavily burnt, damaged construction parts both in theory and practice. Each participant will contribute with their own skills and knowledge in order to have the best possible outcome.

All the practical work will be done on-site in 18th century wooden architecture complex which has been in a slow, thoughtful restoration process for the last decade. Participants will be introduced to the previous restoration works and knowledge gained from that.

In addition to the workshop participants will be introduced to the cultural heritage of Aizpute County. During the workshop there will be organized guided tours to nearby cultural objects, lectures and other activities.

Workshop is a part of the Central Baltic Programme 2014-2020 project LiviHeri- Living with Cultural Heritage. The goal of the project LiviHeri is to learn how to live, maintain and cherish a historical town while preserving its characteristic environment and livability.

Main subjects:

  1. Half-timbered framing (Fachwerkhaus) restoration
  2. Window restoration
  3. Making of natural paints and plasters

Fee: Participation is free of charge for the selected participants (limited amount). Participants will be responsible for their round trip costs to Aizpute, Latvia. Participants will be provided with catering, accommodation (shared room) and necessary materials. For participants looking for funding to cover travel costs it’s possible to receive personal invitation.

Application: Please send motivational letter describing your interest in participating in the workshop (max A4 page) and previous project or work regarding preservation or restoration of cultural heritage. In addition you are required to send your professional CV in English. Documents have to be sent to the following email address: until 30th of April.

For further information, please call +371 26330153 or send an e-mail to,



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