5.15.00 - Forest products culture


World Wood Day Activities

The 2022 World Wood Day Online Symposium and The Fourth IUFRO Forest Products Culture Colloquium: Trees and Non-Wood Forest Products: Challenges, Opportunities and Sustainability

online; 21-22 March 2022

IUFRO Units involved: 5.00.00, 5.15.00, 9.03.02.



5.15.00 Activities during XXV IUFRO World Congress; Curitiba, Brazil

Session: F8a & F8b Wood and Forest Culture: Addressing a Sustainable Future 
Date: Tuesday, 1 October, 14:00-17:30
The sessions will provide a better understanding of the historical, religious, artistic and other social values of wood and forest culture both for wood and non-wood forest products. The talks will emphasize the economic, environmental, and scientific impacts to different regions or countries in the world as a result of these social values.

Booth Exhibition
Date: 30 September - 4 October, 10:00-18:00
One booth will showcase music instruments and indigenous artifacts, where visitors will have the chance to see Brazilian and South American wooden music instruments. Professors and students from the Federal University of Parana music department will be present at the booth to give visitors explanations of indigenous culture and demonstrate music instruments, specially the unique southern Brazilian music instrument: the Luthier. The other booth will feature a woodcarving show, where the audience can witness local Brazilian technique of woodcarving. The popular Northeastern Brazilian "xilogravura" or woodcut will also be lively presented at the booth as well as printmaking where design is carved on wood that depicts daily life, mythological creatures and folklore with a whimsical spirit. Join us and take a moment to explore the richness of Brazilian wooden art, music and culture.


Welcome to 2019 World Wood Day

2019 World Wood Day will be held at the Austrian Open-Air Museum Stübing and Stefaniensaal in Graz, Austria on March 19th - 24th celebrating its 7th annual event with the theme "CHANGE."  It will be an intersection of tradition and innovation - preserving the past and pioneering for the future - to take action and face the challenges in this ever-changing world. CHANGE for 2019 is to heighten the need for awareness to make changes for a sustainable future. A variety of programs will be organized and available for the public to be involved, such as woodcraft activities, folk art workshops, and children’s event.  Furthermore, an academic symposium, live music performance and concerts, designing projects, stockmuehle reconstruction project, and tree-planting ceremony will all be included in the event.  Come be a part of 2019 WWD in a proactive effort for CHANGE.

Details at: http://www.worldwoodday.org/2019/


World Wood Day 2015: Video Contest Entries

It is a bit more than five months to the 2016 World Wood Day... but have you seen the videos that were entered in the 2015 World Wood Day Video Competition? If not, here's where to look: http://www.worldwoodday.org/2015/onlineVideoContest.html