is a place of encounter, created in 1987 by Rose and Johan van Lengen to impart a deeper awareness of how we perceive our environment.
Through the integration of art and science, intuition and logic, reason and feeling, communication will be enriched. Each individual is given a possibility to share his own experience, which then becomes a part of a true collective, using group communication and creativity.
In conjunction with its various programs in housing, sanitation, communication and education, TIBÁ provides consultation in eco-techniques. Our staff also maintains exchanges with other experts, institutions and groups dedicated towards similar goals, within Brazil as well as in many other parts of the world.
TIBÁ has developed a number of ways to improve housing and ways of transferring this knowledge to those who stand to benefit by it. This is done in the form of workshops, all supported by a program producing didactic materials such as posters, games, bulletins, manuals and books.
Our team is available to give courses and workshops abroad; we have given seminars throughout Latin America, Europe, and India. In addition the center is open to receive other groups who are looking for a beautiful and inspiring place to run their own workshops or gatherings.
TIBÁ's buildings surround a charming cobblestone square set within the Mata Atlântica (coastal jungle) with waterfalls, large ponds, orchards and gardens. There are many trails to explore throughout this tropical forest where one can observe the many birds and other animals,
In Tupi, an indigenous language in Brazil, tibá means :
" A PLACE WHERE MANY PEOPLE MEET "
06/10/2014 BAMBOO FROM TIP TO TIP
We have the honor to receive Jorg Stamm, the great master of heavy weight bamboo structures to do a workshop here at TIBÁ. His work is spectacular and a wonderful example to follow.