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CAMP Breakdown Break Down, Scottish Sculpture Workshop, Scotland, July 5-15, 2015

Welcome to Camp Breakdown Break Down

Welcome to Camp Breakdown Break Down, hosted by the Scottish Sculpture Workshop.

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The sauna was built for Mari Keski-Korsu to do whisking and heat balancing.

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Uist Corrigan, technician at SSW, working on the siding of the sauna.

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Larch planks used for the interior of the sauna

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Whiskey barrel slats used for the siding of the sauna

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Sauna: Whiskey barrel slat siding

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Siding is done

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Still needs a door. The shower is to the right.

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Door is on. George Beasley and Uist Corrigan continue to fine tune the structure.

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View from the sauna window

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Gathering river rocks for the sauna

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Mari Keski-Korsu collecting branches for whisking and heat balancing in the sauna

Sauna culture: whisking and heat balancing with Mari Keski-Korsu

Sauna culture: whisking and heat balancing with Mari Keski-Korsu

Wooden pallets used to make dormitory sleeping

Dormitory sleeping under construction in the SSW Communities Room

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Eden Jolly and Uist Corrigan placing stones to make the fire circle

Paul Spencer setting up the small yurt

Paul Spencer setting up the small yurt

Setting up the big yurt with Paul Spencer

Setting up the big yurt with Paul Spencer (right)

Hand painted signs on whisky barrel slats

Hand painted signs on whisky barrel slats

Glasgow-based artist run Project Cafe catered the camp

Glasgow-based artist run Project Cafe catered the camp

Camp life: typical meal

Camp life: typical meal

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Evening presentation #1: Brett Bloom on Petro-Subjectivity

One of several Deep Listening sessions with Ximena Alarcón

One of several Deep Listening sessions facilitated by Ximena Alarcón

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Animal communication workshop with Mari Keski-Korsu and two Clydesdale horses

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Mari Keski-Korsu leading an animal communication workshop with 2 Clydesdale horses.

Farmer James Reid telling us about Tap O’ Noth Permaculture

Farmer James Reid (plaid shirt) telling us about Tap O\' Noth Permaculture

Evening presentation #2: writer, activist Andy Wightman

Evening presentation #2: writer, and land rights activist Andy Wightman

Plant empathy workshop with Nance Klehm

Plant empathy workshop with Nance Klehm

Plant empathy workshop with Nance Klehm

Plant empathy workshop with Nance Klehm

Plant empathy workshop with Nance Klehm

Smelling, touching, tasting, and finding ways to empathize with plants

Nance Klehm talking about her work with bioremediation

Nance Klehm talking about her work with bioremediation

Community redesign of fire ring instigated by Nance Klehm

Community redesign of fire/council ring instigated by Nance Klehm

Evening presentation #3: Alastair McIntosh

Evening presentation #3: Alastair McIntosh

Spirituality workshop with Alastair McIntosh

Spirituality and place workshop writer, activist, and rogue theologian Alastair McIntosh

Soil workshop with soil scientist Bruce Ball

Soil workshop with soil scientist Bruce Ball

Understanding the clay content of soil

Understanding the clay content of soil

Evening presentation #3: Reiko Goto & Tim Collins

Evening presentation #4: Reiko Goto & Tim Collins

Excursion to Trees For Life Dundreggan Conversation Estate

Excursion to Trees For Life Dundreggan Conversation Estate

Trees For Life—restoring the Caledonian forest

Trees For Life: restoring the Caledonian forest

Re-introduced wild boars help cut down coarse bracken

Re-introduced wild boars help cut down coarse bracken and make forest soil ready for planting.

Evening presentation #4: Nuno Sacramento

Evening presentation #5: Nuno Sacramento

Charlotte Du Cann and Nick Hunt of the Dark Mountain Project

Charlotte Du Cann and Nick Hunt of the Dark Mountain Project

Evening presentation #7: Karen Grant from Reforesting Scotland

Evening presentation #7: Karen Grant from Reforesting Scotland

Yurt making workshop with Paul Spencer

Yurt making workshop with Paul Spencer

Performance by Dudendance Theatre

Performance by Dudendance Theatre to help us close the camp