The objective of this project is to help the local community to strengthen spaces for reflection and awareness about the historical, gastronomic and heritage importance of the “Plaza del Mercado” of the city of Manizales within the framework of the declaration of the Unesco coffee cultural landscape. This project is organized by the autonomous university of Manizales.
Volunteers will have to work as a group in order to identify the main gastronomic, cultural and heritage potentials that can be highlighted in the “Plaza del Mercado” through observation, surveys, and interviews. With this result, they will formulate a proposal for visual, artistic and cultural intervention that allows highlighting the attributes of the “Plaza del Mercado” in conjunction with the actions that are worked with the culinary arts and gastronomy program of the Autonomous University of Manizales.
In the end they will structure a document with the main results and roadmaps of future interventions that can help improve the project that will help to highlight the importance of “Plaza del Mercado”.
SKILLS AND CERTIFICATIONS
By participating in this project, you will acquire the global skills of Adaptability, Global Awareness, Strategic Thinking and Collaborative Planning, after the participation in the project volunteers will receive an official letter certifying these skills.
The accommodation will be at a hostel, which will have all the facilities at their disposal namely, private bathroom, hot water, and internet. As well the food will be provided.
Manizales is a city in the mountainous coffee region of western Colombia. It is known for its cultural events, steep streets and views of the nearby “Nevado del Ruiz” volcano. Of its cultural activity are the Manizales Fair, the Manizales International Theater Festival, being the most important theater city in the history of Colombia, and the Manizales Grita Rock Festival. The city is also one of the most important sites for bird watching in the country and has nearby sites where travelers can enjoy hot springs.
WHERE TO ARRIVE
CLOSEST BUS STATION: “Terminal de transportes de Manizales” or “Terminal de transporte de Pereira”
CLOSEST INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT: Airport “La Nubia” (Manizales) or “Matecaña” Airport (Pereira)
OTHER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORTS: “El dorado”, Bogotá.
This workcamp is for volunteer that are interested in topics as: Social communication, anthropology, sociology, architecture, design and others related.
CAMP LANGUAGE: English
VEGETERIAN FOOD AVAILABLE: Yes
OPEN FOR FAMILIES: No
OPEN FOR DISABLED VOLUNTEERS: No
Manizales is a city of steep slopes, its streets evoke the tranquility of a town where all its inhabitants are known but with the turmoil of a city in full transformation and with the dream of consolidating itself as a large city, is a magical tourist destination in Colombia, and its constant cultural activity is well recognized.
To learn more about Manizales: https://colombia.travel/es/manizales
There is no participation fee for this project.