LUMO centre in Turku

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LUMO centre operates at Turku in Koroinen which is historically significant area. The founder of centre is Turku University of Applied Sciences’ LUMO project and after LUMO project the activities were continued by ProNatMat natural material project. After the project ProNatMat the activities of LUMO centre will be carried out by Elävän kulttuurin Koroinen association.
The purpose if the LUMO centre is to promote natural material know-how and maintain a material bank and natural material know-how network. There is a LUMO shop in the centre where are local handicrafts and natural construction materials for sale. Tallinn restoration shop Majatohter has also a side shop in LUMO centre.
The goal of the association is to secure the conservation of culturally valuable area and there are produced events suitable for spirit of the area, such as exhibitions, courses, research, permaculture, organic farming and events which transfer heritage. The association also rents the main building for private occasions and upholds a sunday café.

Koroistentie 2, 20380
tel. +35840 3600830
www.lumoverkosto.fi

Project partners

LP: Turku University of Applied Sciences

The manager and coordinator of the project. It arranges workshops, courses and seminars in LUMO-centrer in Koroinen.

Contact: Päivi Simi, tel. +358 505985651
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Sepänkatu 1, FIN-20700 Turku

Poster

P2: Infromation Centre for Sustainable Renovation

The centre gathers and shares knowledge about natural materials by arranging courses and events. It motivates people to reuse materials and find the new ways to renovation sustainable.

Contact:Tarmo Elvisto, tel. +372 509 4774
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Väike-Patarei 5, EE-10415 Tallinn

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P3: Åbo Akademi University / Lab.of Fibre and Cellulose Technology

Laboratory of Fibre and Cellulose Tecnhology examines natural materials by chemical investigations, nano-analysis and microscope.

Contact:Jan Gustafsson, tel. + 358 40 5414445
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Tuomiokirkontori 3, FIN-20500 Turku

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P4: Tallinn University

Tallinn University Department of Applied Creativity will also conduct a study about the use of ecological materials in toddlers' teaching and art therapy.

Contact: Mai Sein-Garcia, tel. +372 5156522
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Narva mnt 25, EE-10120 Tallinn

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P5: Tartu University / Viljandi Culture Academy

The Department of Estonian Native Crafts adapts and further develops the methods of cataloging craftspeople and research on their skills and compiles information to the web based databank.

Contact: Madis Rennu, tel. +372 5023176
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Ülikooli 18, EE-50090 Tartu

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P6: Finnish Federation of Visually Impaired / Sokeva handicrafts

Our specialty is to find proper materials and methods to increase the use of natural materials among visually impaired people and employ them.

Contact: Marjaana Vihriälä +358 505572575 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Tavitie 1, FIN-10450 Vantaa

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P7: University of Turku / Brahea Centre for Training and Development

Specific role of Brahea Centre for Training and Development is in networking and promoting the ecological construction /building and the handicraft knowledge and skills between the universities.

Contact:Antti Karlin, tel. +358 40 5100760
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Lemminkäisenkatu 14-18A, FIN-20014 Univeristy of Turku

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P8: Estonian univeristy of Life Sciences

Estonian University of Life Sciences will examine the thermal and mechanical properties of building envelope insulated with different local natural insulation materials.

Contact: Jaan Miljan, tel. +372 5143353
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Kreutzwaldi 5, EE-51014 Tartu

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P9: South-Western Finland's Estonian Centre

Estonia Centre takes care of the connections between Turku’s and Tartu’s inhabitant’s associations to help them change ideas about renovating old wooden houses.

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Vanha Suurtori 3, FIN-20500 Turku

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P10: City of tartu / Turku Infopoint

Turku and Tartu are the twin cities. Infopoint promotes the use of natural materials by sharing information about the project and its events.

Contact: Jaava Masing, tel. +372 5158403
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Raekonda, EE-50089 Tartu

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Viljandi Culture Academy

The Tartu University Viljandi Culture Academy (TU VCA)  is an alternative for life-long learning in Estonia next to the academic centre Tartu and the capital Tallinn.

Our aim is to give insight into our own native culture in an age that is constantly changing and renewing itself – to act more as a living, breathing organism than as a gloomy exhibition room. The academy is a unique and necessary orientation in contemporary Estonian society and in an avarisciously globalising world. The specialties taught at the Tartu University Viljandi Culture Academy are predominately creative. The continuation of general humanistic education also carries great importance, as does acquiring skills in contemporary high technology in connection with these specialties – the latter also provides a technical base for the academy. Among the teaching staff we find famous professionals in their fields. Names such as Kalju Komissarov, Villu Veski and Celia Roose  are well-known and need no further introduction. The same applies to several other members of staff and visiting lecturers.

The Department of Estonian Native Crafts

Two specialties can be studied at the Department of Estonian Native Crafts, which participates in the ProNatMat project: Estonian Native Textile (daytime and open university) and Estonian Native Construction(only daytime studies). The next admission to the Estonian Native Textile specialty will take place in 2012, and admission to Estonian Native Construction in 2011.

The aim of the Estonian Native Textile specialty is to preserve, revive and propagate Estonian native crafts. Within the specialty, we work with different traditional textile techniques and with getting to know different combinations of these techniques. We show their different developmental paths and their reasons in time as well as space.

The aim of the Estonian Native Construction specialty is to preserve, carry on and adapt native crafts in the construction field. Students gain thorough knowledge of native building traditions, particularly log building, and get to acquaint themselves with both ancient as well as contemporary building techniques and work technologies. We think it is important to draw on local traditions, design principles and aesthetics, which have proven sustainable both ecologically and functionally over many long years. Students get to know local raw materials and to cooperate with local small enterprises where they might find work later.

Viljandi Culture Academy

The Tartu University Viljandi Culture Academy (TU VCA)  is an alternative for life-long learning in Estonia next to the academic centre Tartu and the capital Tallinn.

Our aim is to give insight into our own native culture in an age that is constantly changing and renewing itself – to act more as a living, breathing organism than as a gloomy exhibition room. The academy is a unique and necessary orientation in contemporary Estonian society and in an avarisciously globalising world. The specialties taught at the Tartu University Viljandi Culture Academy are predominately creative. The continuation of general humanistic education also carries great importance, as does acquiring skills in contemporary high technology in connection with these specialties – the latter also provides a technical base for the academy. Among the teaching staff we find famous professionals in their fields. Names such as Kalju Komissarov, Villu Veski and Celia Roose  are well-known and need no further introduction. The same applies to several other members of staff and visiting lecturers.

The Department of Estonian Native Crafts

Two specialties can be studied at the Department of Estonian Native Crafts, which participates in the ProNatMat project: Estonian Native Textile (daytime and open university) and Estonian Native Construction(only daytime studies). The next admission to the Estonian Native Textile specialty will take place in 2012, and admission to Estonian Native Construction in 2011.

The aim of the Estonian Native Textile specialty is to preserve, revive and propagate Estonian native crafts. Within the specialty, we work with different traditional textile techniques and with getting to know different combinations of these techniques. We show their different developmental paths and their reasons in time as well as space.

The aim of the Estonian Native Construction specialty is to preserve, carry on and adapt native crafts in the construction field. Students gain thorough knowledge of native building traditions, particularly log building, and get to acquaint themselves with both ancient as well as contemporary building techniques and work technologies. We think it is important to draw on local traditions, design principles and aesthetics, which have proven sustainable both ecologically and functionally over many long years. Students get to know local raw materials and to cooperate with local small enterprises where they might find work later.

The Information Centre for Sustainable Renovation

The Information Centre for Sustainable Renovation (Säästva Renoveerimise Infokeskus, SRIK) was opened in the Kalamaja district of Tallinn in 2001 under the umbrella of the Estonian Heritage Society.  The information centre was started as  an Estonian-Swedish cooperation project, during which a hopelessly dilapidated wooden house was sustainably and commendably renovated. Today we are located in that building on Väike-Patarei 5, where we further and spread knowledge and share our experiences of sustainable renovation. Sustainable renovation means renovating old buildings of cultural value in a way that takes in to account the history of the building and the environmental sustainability as well as financial viability.

The aim of the Information Centre for Sustainable renovation is to aid in the preservation of architecturally, historically and environmentally valuable buildings in a manner befitting them. In order to do this, the centre collects and shares information about why, when and how to preserve valueable buildings and renovate them. We also try to help in preserving  culturally valuable living environments in a contemporary manner.

Our target group is mainly residents of buildings holding cultural value, their owners and caretakers. We also work with enthusiasts and youth whose interests are only in their very beginnings, and with trade masters who wish to further themselves and broaden their knowledge in the field.

The centre’s  activities:

  • restoring courses, workshops, camps
  • consultations with specialists  (architects, engineers, restorers,  historians) on how to renovate old houses in a manner as true to their beauty, style and materials as possible.
  • information days and talks on  sustainable renovation and ecological building and living
  • an info-room where we have gathered all necessary information bearers
  • the bringing together of restorers of old buildings and assisting them in their profession
  • the appraisal of old building materials and renovation help
  • the introduction of recommended restoring tools and materials
  • the partaking in international cooperation projects (such as  Interreg and Europa Nostra)
  • assisting in sustainable renovation in other areas of Estonia,  cooperation with local information centres, and the development of synergy

The Information Centre for Sustainable Renovation

Väike-Patarei 5, 10415 Tallinn
Tel.: 6 414 434, 510 0374
e-post:
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www.renoveeri.net,  www.srik.ee