This second series expands and extends MakingPlaces’s first talks series from leading figures in the fields of sustainability and architecture into waste, natural and local materials, making, remaking and re-use.
For the last fifteen years the Woodland Enterprise Centre at Flimwell has pioneered the use of small-diameter coppice and thinnings from under-managed woods in the south-east as construction materials, including sweet chestnut, Douglas fir and larch. David Saunders, forester and director of the Woodland Enterprise Centre, will talk about developing the use of these local resources. Steve Johnson, architect, will present Flimwell’s locally-grown timber workshop buildings, including a new permaculture restaurant.
* The talk takes place in the upstairs events room of the pub (map here). Drinks available at the bar, suggested donation £3.00.
The Remakery – Remaking Brixton: Hannah Lewis & Alisdair Dixon – July 10th, 7.00pm – Elephant & Castle
For information on all three talks download the pdf makingplaces.summer2014poster