Hjulsjö workshop


This  live week workshop in Hjulsjö village will be shaped by  the different stages of the Theory U process:

  • Suspending judgment
  • Redirecting: embodied meditative and performative activities,
  • Letting go
  • Letting come: mapping
  • Enacting activities that make tangible connections to intangible experiences.
  • Embodying

The entire workshop week focuses on how the stages of Theory U support the exploration of sustainable food systems in both rural and urban perspectives. The local Swedish culture of Hjulsjö village will, of course, be our main source of inspiration in relation to each participants’ interests and background.  Each day offers a variety of opportunity to meet with course participants, course leaders, local partners, and our village neighbors.

We begin each day with a shared breakfast followed by a collective group practice in a circle. The day ends with the co-creation of a meal and the collective meal experience that activates our senses and gives time to enjoy and reflect on the taste of each course. The meal experience gives content, process, and form that express ecological and sustainable perspectives with a local and national Swedish profile.

when you arrive on sunday  we start with sharing a Taste experience  that expresses the diversity of the students/ leaders.

We ask everyone to bring a Taste of their culture & context that will be enough for 30 people to have a small taste of.  It can be anything that you can make that has a unique flavor and tactile/ haptic experience that is vegetarian.  The kitchen at the Missions house is very small so the “taster” should be easy to serve with no extra preparation when you come. (This means no heating food.) There will be rice and sourdough bread as a complement to the taste expereince.

Please write a card that states the ingredients (vegetarian), the name of the food and your name.

Food waste meal making with haptic and tactile cooking methods,

Local experts knowledge and experience in:

  • eco-gardening 
  • agroforestry
  • ranching

Our partners and invited guest are welcome to join our collective meal where we serve food product from Hjulsjö and the surrounding area.

HJULSJÖ WORKSHOP WEEK  – Back to the Land 2.0  

The Workshop Week is on location at Hjulsjö from August 11 – 17. This is a unique and thriving cultural-ecological community. The Workshop Week involves hands-on explorations of sustainability approaches, food issues, and design skills through lectures, tutorials and design tasks. This will take place in connection with the local environment and with local partners in the region. 

See Menu tab: Transport for info on Bus 

When the bus arrives, there will be some tea and coffee plus fruit at the missions house. Sett up your tents at the camping area, have a stroll around the premises, become familiar with the facilities, etc. Our first gathering will be at the local Missions House (across from the campsite) in the evening around 6 PM (18:00), with a mingling activity and a ‘potluck /collaborative tasting’ dinner (see below).

If you arrive earlier call the course leaders +46 70 279 83 76 and inform them of your arrival time. You can set up your tent and help out.

Where is Hjulsjö? map

FACILITIES and ACCOMMODATION 

The  Missions House is our main location for meals & meetings.   

 

CAMPGROUND (The cost for camping is covered by Konstfack)

The campgrounds are across the street from the Missions house.                 The grounds and facilities are run by Elin Mulderij who drives  Landleva Hjulsjö a family sheep ranch, cafe and camping center.

Contact person: Ellen Mulderij Email: <landleva@gmail.com>  http://www.lantlivisverige.se/

WHAT TO BRING 


The summer in Sweden can be hot in the day however in August it could also rainy and chilly, especially in the evenings. Many activities of the course will be outdoors. Bring:

Clothes:  Raincoat and waterproof boots, warm wool sweater, lots of socks, long pants and a knitted hat to sleep in. Summer clothes, swimsuit, sandals, sports shoes etc.                                                               

More stuff: towel, flashlight, ecological shampoo and toothpaste, mosquito repellent, thermos, water bottle.

Ticks – there are ticks in Hjulsjö so you should check yourself regularly (each day). Ticks are possible carriers of Borelia – so be careful.

CAMPING EQUIPMENT  Please bring your own TENT, air mattress /thick pad and a  WARM sleeping bag for at least minus 10 degrees!  At the end of August, the evening temperature can fall under minus degrees in this area. During the last workshop, some participants brought summer sleeping bags and literally froze every night.

Shower  & WC Outdoor sink for preparing lunch

Toilets  & showers    

  • Dry toilets in the red cabin (above photo) across the street from the camping area
  • WC’s in the Missions house
  • WC’s and showers at Motion center  (showers require a cost,  paid at the cafe)

Bathing, sauna  & showers    Bathing and washing in the lake by the campsite and swimming area is highly recommended! This is a classic Swedish tradition. Bring your own ecological soap and shampoo. There is also a wood-fired Sauna available by the lake, close to the campsite.  Showers: camping facilities & Motion center.

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Other living arrangements

There are other alternative places to stay in the village, however, you will have to cover the costs your self.  Link to:  farmhouse , youth hostel , more on MTB website

Electricity  There is electricity at the Missions house, cafes and at the motion center.

FOOD PLAN  during the HULSJÖ WEEK  (see menu FoodPlan) 

Local cafe Here are some cafes that may be open: ( however they may have limited service.) 

Lantliv cafe is a small shop/kiosk/café at the campsite where you can buy ecological jams and products and some very basic essentials.

Hjulsjö 103 cafe Next to the campsite

Motions Center café  in the village across from the church

Recap of links


NOT IN HJULSJÖ

Bankomat and withdrawing cash: There is no money withdrawal at Hjulsjö. Regular credit/debit cards can be used for most things.

Systembolaget:  Alcohol can only be bought in Sweden at the national monopoly stores called Systembolaget. There is no Systembolaget in Hjulsjö i.e. you must bring alcoholic drinks with you if you wish to have any.

Shops: Nearest Bank, Grocery, Systembolaget, clothes or other shops are at Hällefors or Kopparberg (see map).

Valuables: There are no lockers i.e. do not bring jewelry or other valuables!

FURTHER QUESTIONS?

Check for more important changes that will be updated on the homepage 

Send questions to  email: backtheland@konstfack.se



General Program: will be updated a week before the course starts. 

Sunday

Arrive at 16:00. Bring your Taster to the missions kitchen /window bar. There will be tea and coffee with fruit at the window bar to land and relax.  Check out the surroundings and set up your tent.                                                                        The Taster starts around 18:00 at the missions house.  You first meet in pairs and explain what you have made. Then each pair tastes each others taster.  Finally, everyone tastes everyone’s taster and start to mingle, eat and drink. Take a small spoon first so there will be “Lagom ” enough to go around.

We then gather in a circle inside the missions house to learn each other names, go through the week program, practical issues and end with an evening walk.



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