Bath- and Community Building Kalákas

Dear Readers, dear past and future Kaláka Friends,

 

 

This diary is a compilation of the 17-year story of kalákas, during which it has become a movement. Looking and sorting through plenty of pictures, writings, and drawings has evoked our memories, and the joyful moments of encounters. These encounters included discovering landscape, communities living in these landscapes, water, meeting new people, and also encountering ourselves.

Our intention with this volume is not to draw up an inventory, but to share our delight in seeing that there is not much needed for happiness, only to be open, willing to act, and be determined to voluntarily work together for the vitalization of our landscape heritage and for each other. Doing it all cheerfully. Through our work places for healing and community gatherings were born and renewed, that since then people use lovingly, maintain and develop further, or in some cases left behind for slow deterioration.

Yet, this is only the physical part of the building process. The inherent part of working: learning and experiencing co-operation and our relation to work is the other - the inner - building process.

The experience of kalákas helped me perceive the real meaning of the statement heard frequently from my masters – that the highest manifestation of art is raising social life to the level of art. To fathom this in an intellectual way is difficult. However, very easy to comprehend, if we grab tools, clear springs, and dip into mundane reality covered in mud head to toe realizing our visions with open hearts.

Many people have asked us: why do you do kalákas? The answer is simple – because it’s a lot of fun!

Read further!

How is a kaláka organized and carried out? (only in hungarian yet)

Magyarkanizsa

Baráthok kútja 2016

Bölön

Büdös feredő 2016

Csíkszenttamás

Szent Anna feredő 2007

Homoródkarácsonyfalva

Dungó-feredő 2006

Csíkszentkirály

Borsáros fürdő 2005

Lázárfalva

Tókerti tánctanoda 2006-

Kászonújfalu

Sóskútfürdő 2004

Tusnád

Nádasfürdő 2002

Csíklázárfalva

Nyírfürdő 2001

Gyergyócsomafalva

Csomafalvi feredő 2008

Bálványos

Apor lányok feredője 2015

Zalánpatak

Bugyogó- feredő 2014

Kisbacon

Maczkó bácsi feredője 2013

Gelence

Nádika-fürdő 2017

Csíkcsobotfalva

Kerekegerferedő 2005-06

Csíkkozmás

Sószékfürdő 2003

Firtosváralja

Firtosi kilátó 2006

Csíksomlyó

Barátok feredője 2006

Csernáton

Malom és Csókás feredő 2012

Mezőgyán

Eperjespuszta 2010

Borszék

Tündérkerti feredő 2009

Sepsibodok

Süttei feredő 2011

Mátramindszent

2008-2011

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