PRO-Sedna1 Marburg-Marbach 01.08.-13.08. 20 vols. MANU/ENVI/EDU
PRO-Sedna2 Marburg-Marbach 15.08.-27.08. 20 vols. MANU/ENVI/EDU
PRO-Sedna3 Marburg-Marbach 29.08.-10.09 20 vols. MANU/ENVI/EDU
Project: The Book of Sedna is a social project aimed to reading over the mainstream narrative of the human progress and creating a working alliance for a more comprehensive and fair account of the history, from Lucy to Hal 9000.
In 1993 the Italian-American scientist Cesare Emiliani proposed a calendar reform based on the current geologic epoch, the “entirely new” Holocene (HE), by adding exactly 10.000 years to the dominant (AD/BC or CE/BCE) numbering scheme and placing the year “0” near the beginning of the Neolithic revolution. Emiliani’s idea would bring enormous benefits in terms of archaeological, anthropological, and historical dating. Unfortunately, it is based on a rough approximation of what can be considered the start of the Holocene. This approach will hardly reach broad consensus. But the idea itself is revolutionary. The Holocene geologic epoch and the Neolithic age came together to mark a pivotal moment in our history, when in separate locations worldwide humans started the transition from a hunter-gatherer lifestyle to settling and farming. The way we describe the consequences of this breakthrough affects the way we think at the development of humanity and, broadly speaking, the way we think of humanity itself.
The goal of the workcamp is to let participants reflect on cultural differences among ethnical groups along the history and around the world, and show that no culture is better or worse than others, no way of life is definitely dominant, they are just different paths taken by members of the one human species.
Work: Host organisation is an environmental NGO called die Naturfreunde, the Friends of Nature. The organisation owns the old hut and the whole wooden area all around, which is wide, wild and not easy to handle. Schoolchildren, families, and groups of citizens from Marburg and neighbour cities often gather there to enjoy any kind of open-air activities.
Participants will be asked to do several kinds of manual work to hold the house and fix the area around. Working time will not exceed 4 hours daily, anyway excluding Saturday and Sunday.
Accommodation: In a house with several bedrooms, kitchen, bathroom, showers.
Cooking, cleaning, and all common duties will be done by the group itself.
Location: Marburg is a historical old university town, 100 km north of Frankfurt/Main. It has 76.000 inhabitants, including 25.000 university students from around 120 different countries. The camp is located approx. 3 km away from downtown.
Terminal: Train-station Marburg-Lahn.
Next airport Frankfurt/Main (FRA). Second next airport Frankfurt/Hahn (HHN).
Not a place for smokers. The house itself and the woods all around are a no-smoking area. Because of workshops there is an extra-fee of 160,00 EUR to be paid upon arrival.
Age: 18-26 (exceptions are possible).