About the local hosting organizationThe Circolo Anarchico C. Berneri is part of the history of the anarchist movement of Bologna and its province. Since its inauguration in August 1972 at the occasion of an important National Meeting of the Anarchist Workers, a statute guarantees that it is the headquarter of the international anarchist movement, as a collective asset that is inalienable and indivisible. In recent years, from an anti-repression association to a permanent antifascist assembly, other groups and initiatives of the anarchist movement, understood in a broader sense, are also using the areas of Circolo Berneri. Inside these activities and in order to increasingly connect them to the history of the international anarchist movement, an archive will be built, starting during the workcamp.
About the volunteer workThe workcamp aims at making enjoyable and available to the public a new space inside the Circolo Berneri. This space will have in the future the function of an archive where everyone will be able to access and consult materials related to the history of anarchism and the Italian and European worker and social movements. More specifically, the volunteer work will consist in the realisation of a mezzanine inside the existing structure: simple masonry works, whitewashing, and comparable activities.
Local accommodationThe volunteers will be accommodated in the houses of the activists of Circolo Berneri. They might be divided in two groups. They should bring their mattress and sleeping bag. As for the food, they will be independent. They'll take breakfast at home, while the kitchen of the Circolo Berneri will be at their disposal for lunches and dinners.
About the project locationThe workcamp will take place in Bologna.
RequirementsNo special ability is required, apart from the willingness to contribute to the further development of the activities and structure of Circolo Berneri. The ability to maintain an open and inclusive discussion between volunteers and activists on all the activities and topics covered will be most appreciated. Some knowledge in masonry would be a plus.
Extra info about the projectA letter of motivation is requested because it is important that the volunteers are sincerely interested in the history and current affairs of the Circolo Anarchico Berneri, as well as in the history of anarchism in Italy and Europe.