Title        Bunești School
Place        Mălureni Argeș, România
Period        July 2012
Hosts       Ana-Maria Goilav and Petre Guran

        rediscovering traditional values and construction techniques

The main concept is the mental formation before providing the young man with some specific information. Obviously, the mind needs certain information in order to be organized.

Yet, we have to provide the young people with that information which tries to answer to the essential questions of mankind, offering them the chance to grow as human beings before they specialize on a certain line. What could be more encompassing, stronger, more impressive than the study of the great works of mankind : The Illyad, the Parthenon, The Banquet or The Republic by Plato, The Ethics by Aristotle, The Metamorphoses by Ovid, The Gospels, The Enchiridion by Epictetus, The Confessions by St.Augustine, the Church of St. Sophia, The Consolation of Philosophy by Boethius, The Heavenly Hierarchies by Pseudo-Dyonissius, The Song of the Nibelungs, The Divine Comedy by Dante, Dighenis Akritas, The Legend of Alexander the Great, Don Quixote by Cervantes and so on and so forth. Accurately made, these readings teach you the value of virtues and they unveil the complexity of a moral system made of honour, heroism, self-sacrifice, sympathy, innocence, prudence, measure, wisdom. Reading such texts does not require specialized training, but only a minimal bibliography which the course can rely on. (Text Petre Guran, Photo Alin Voitescu)

Continue reading this project

︎ Guran, P. și Goilav, A. (2017). Acasă. Şcoala de la Buneşti. Oameni. Cărţi. Case. București: Editura Universitară Ion Mincu, ISBN 978-606-638-172-7
︎ Bunești School Website
︎ Booklet by Zeppelin