TERRABRASIL 2008, the 7th Ibero-American Conference on Earth Construction and the 2nd Conference on Earth Architecture in Brazil will be held November 3 – 8 in São Luís, Maranhão, Brasil. For more information download conference information here (Portuguese Language .PDF) or write terrabrasil20008.gmail.com
Oikos EcoArquitetura is a Brazilian organization dedicated to conservation, restoration, dissemination and technical consultation of low energy projects in raw earth. Oikos also continues to curate a discussion group with more than 200 participants interested in the subject of raw earth in architecture. Portuguese language web site.
PROTERRA is multilateral international project and technical cooperative whose focus is the dissemination of earth construction technologies within productive sectors to impact the social policies of Latin American countries. At the moment PROTERRA has more than 50 members coming from 15 Latin American countries. [Spanish and Portuguese Language Website]. Also, see what’s new at OIKOS Eco Arquitetura and visit their photo gallery [Portuguese Language Website].
Brazilian photographer Jose Luis Berzal sends a link to a series of beautiful photos of adobe architecture from his recent trip to Mali.
The Brazilian Association of Earth Builders – ABCTerra, established in 1997, is a non governmental organization whose goals are to disseminate, stimulate and promote the development of the architecture constructed of raw earth in Brazil.
Portugese language website. Translate at babelfish.