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Savoirs et patrimoines en coteaux et landes de Gascogne

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Email : savoirs.patrimoines.gascogne@gmail.com

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Savoirs et patrimoines en coteaux et landes de Gascogne
« Royal »
47250 Sainte Gemme Martaillac

Working in concert with STAP 47, the heritage department of the Lot et Garonne Departmental Council and the Community of Coteaux et Landes de Gascogne municipalities, the association, created in 2014, is a forum aimed at bringing out new citizen initiatives. The first line of action of the association is centered on the enhancement of the tangible (architectural) and intangible (peasant knowledge) heritage of the hills of Gascogne. The restoration site of the Martaillac church serves as a showcase for the association in order to disseminate innovative restoration and financing solutions for small heritage. The association relies on the implementation of strategies for partial demonetization of restoration work combining volunteer work, collection of grants, donations and materials in order to offer solutions to small rural communities in the territory. The association thus sets itself up as a center aiming to develop and encourage the reappropriation of innovative approaches developed in a collaborative framework between the inhabitants of the territory and various university and associative structures.

A second line of action for the association consists in stimulating local cultural life through the transmission of university, alternative or practical knowledge in a rural context. The summer worksite of volunteers on the church of Martaillac thus aims in this perspective to promote the transmission of renovation techniques of traditional buildings to young international volunteers and residents while reflecting on the development of an experimental archeology approach. of the frame (stone cutting, plastering and masonry with earth and lime?). Volunteers are also welcomed on an organic farm and introduced to peasant knowledge. The association has thus set up in Casteljaloux summer cycles of conferences open to all and making it possible to discover, together, in conviviality, the new horizons of research and knowledge in the human sciences, philosophy, hard sciences , economics or alternative knowledge (green building?). These conferences are part of an approach aimed at developing eco-citizen questions and initiatives. The objective of the association is to work for the transmission of knowledge in order to promote sustainable development, harmonious and aware of the challenges brought by the century to come.

The association is carrying out a summer workcamp of volunteers in order to restore the Saint-Pierre-ès-Liens Church in Martaillac. This Romanesque church located on a Gallo-Roman camp was no longer maintained since the turn of the 20th century. The primary objective of the association is to save and restore this key place in collaboration with the heritage service of the Lot et Garonne Department Council and STAP 47. In collaboration with various university and association structures, the association works every year to the development of innovative solutions to finance the site and transmit knowledge around the restoration of old buildings. Each year one to two teams of volunteers bringing together young foreigners, students, young people from social homes and residents of the territory work under the direction of experienced stonemasons. Their work carried out in this site open to all is valued in the context of open days. This promotion aims to disseminate restoration techniques for old buildings and to export beyond the town, restoration approaches inspired by the Martaillac site.

The association proposes to revitalize local cultural life through the transmission of university, alternative or practical knowledge. It has thus set up summer cycles in Casteljaloux open to all and allowing to discover the new horizons of research and knowledge in the human sciences, philosophy, hard sciences, economics or practical knowledge. These conferences are animated in a friendly atmosphere by renowned academics invited as part of a conference program chosen by the members of the association.
The summer worksite of volunteers on the church of Martaillac also constitutes in this perspective a pole of transmission of the techniques of renovation of the traditional building both with young international volunteers as well as volunteers and visitors of the premises. Recently, the association has been thinking about developing in collaboration with historians of buildings from the Middle Ages to experimental archeology around the stone cutting of plaster and masonry with earth and lime? Volunteers are also welcomed on an organic farm and can learn how to reclaim them from organic farming techniques and traditional peasant knowledge. They can also discover through discovery hikes and visits the natural environments and the history of the Gascogne hillsides. Workshops to discover Chinese characters, psychology or literature are also organized by university members of the association or hosted on the sites.

Finally through the development of a website and communication supports intended for elected officials and the general public, the association aims to work for the reappropriation by other associations or actors of the territory of the restoration process. initiated on the site of the church of Martaillac.

Heritage sites managed by the association