Between May 9 and 15, 2022, “Stefan cel Mare” University of Suceava, through its Tourism Resource and Research Center, in collaboration with the University of Applied Sciences of Augsburg, Germany, organized the 2022 edition of the PORT Cultural Summer School with the general theme Heritage: European cultural value.
This year’s edition highlights a decade since USV, through its research activities and the work of volunteers, has become an active player in the field of local and national heritage conservation. Projects such as: HE-CROSS, Heritage or PORT Cultural have successfully represented the work done over the years.
25 students from the University of Applied Sciences in Augsburg, Faculty of Architecture, Construction and Energy Efficiency study program, attended the event, as well as teachers from USV and experts in related areas.
This year’s edition of the Summer School aimed to answer questions such as: How can I keep the old traditional house and adapt it to current needs ?; What kind of materials and techniques should we use for renovation and insulation, which are compatible with the old traditional building materials (wood and clay) and a sustainable way of building ?, questions that, in the current context, bring to the surface problems related to the cultural landscape of South-Eastern Europe, especially tourist destinations, a landscape that has undergone and continues to undergo visible transformations. The desire to modernize housing and the way of life in general has become, rather, a cultural issue reflected in the mirror of a society that is rapidly moving towards uniformity.
This event has been supported by Cacica City Hall, Bucovina Museum, IaBucovina Association, Putna Local Development Association, Traditional Houses Ambulance, North-East Branch of the Romanian Order of Architects, “Save the Bucovina Village” Initiative and ADER Suceava and we want to thank them all for that.