The end of November I am going for 6 days to Quito to talk to the Ministry of Education to discuss the construction of rural schools in bamboo and rammed earth. Besides this, I am giving a two-day workshop on how to build with bamboo for 60 architects. This all in collaboration with the VVOB (www.vvob.be).

Afterwards, I continue to Mérida Yucatan in Mexico, where the 17th IC Nocmat conference is being held on non-conventional materials and technologies where I lecture twice. Once on the durability of the community center in Cambury Brazil after a decade and once about building with small bamboos. For more information please check; http://www.cicy.mx/sitios/XVII-NOCMAT/index.html.

Greetings,

Sven Mouton