|These were the members of Group 5 here for the duration of the Rzeszow workshop. Back from L to R: Julia Nowak, Anna Rykier, Marta Topolewska, Magdalena Czuma Front from L to R: Pola, Alison Kruvant|
|The group with the women at the Kryjowka Restaurant who helped keep us well fed with delicious food for two of our three daily meals.|
Ali was the only Handshouse student for Group 5. She also participated in two workshop sessions, the first being Group 3/4 which was the final timber framing workshop, and Group 5, the first of three painting workshops for this summer. She also participated in a Handshouse workshop at Oberlin College, where she originally became involved with the project. Ali was a pleasure to work with, a hard worker, loads of fun, and the team was sad to see her go. Here is her reflection of her experience with the project:
People came from around the world with a variety of backgrounds, skills, and interests, in order to contribute to the Gwozdziec Rekonstrukcja undertaking. Everyone ate, drank, worked, and played (soccer) together, creating a special kind of community. Disparate (joints) individuals held together by a common (peg) purpose. The work required constant awareness of the body and its surroundings and often involved a group effort. Much of the beauty of the experience came from these human-to-human interactions, our unique commonality and indescribable bond.