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Hans Johannsson – Icelands 21st Century Violin Maker – Nov 3rd

Join us on Friday for the last of this years Collaborative Kaleidoscope talks series, from Icelandic stringed instrument maker, Hans Johannson.

November 3rd8pm at Fitzroy House, 10 High Street, Lewes BN7 2AD

All the way from Reykjavik, Iceland, Johannson is the country’s principal luthier and violin-maker, and is the last speaker in the Living and working in the capital Johannsson has been practicing his music instrument craft since completing studies and training at Britain’s principal Newark School of Violin Making.

Alongside traditional violin making, Johannsson’s music and sonic interests are broad. He has developed a series of Twenty First century violins and other experimental stringed instruments, collaborating with fellow Icelandic artists and musicians, including Olafur Eliasson, and his son Ulfur Hansson, and is involved in various experimental acoustics research projects.

In association with Fourth Door 

Fred Baier & Anna Bera – Furniture Art & Wood Design – Oct 20th

This week we bring you two woody talks, continuing our Collaborative Kaleidoscope series, with invited speakers who have both used wood in pioneering and unusual ways. This time though (and appropriately), we will be hosting at the Studio Hardie workshop.

October 20th, 7pm – 9.30pm at Studio Hardie, Phoenix Works, Lewes BN7 2PE (map

* Please note Studio Hardie is a workshop and not a heated arts venue. Wear warm clothes!

Furniture maker & artist Fred Baier’s work is as individual and flamboyant as the man himself. Starting off in woodwork, Baier has been traveling a singular path, one foot in the 3D design world, the other in ‘Dan Dare’ meets Roxy Music Space Age retro-futurism. With his pioneering use of Computer Aided Design (CAD-CAM) in the 1980’s, Baier has been at the forefront of fusing together analogue and digital making, and taking wood based furniture design places others don’t.

With characteristic oddball panache Baier’s has titled his talk Form Swallows Function – crossing the analogue/digital divide. Miss it at your peril.

Anna Bera is the young artist-in-residence at Ditchling Arts + Crafts Museum, as part of their autumn exhibition, New Truth to Materials: Wood where – by the time she speaks on Friday – she will have just completed an artwork inspired by materials and place.

From Poland, Bera is particularly interested in natural materials, and has worked using wood on her Wild Children projectsBera will be in conversation with Gian Luca Amadei from the Architecture Design Fashion team at British Council in London.

The talks are in partnership with Ditchling Arts + Crafts Museum.
Cover image: Anna Bera. photo: Emilia Oksentowicz

Wild Children & Wonky Toys Workshop – Oct 20th

October 20th, 3.30 – 5.30pm at the Linklater Pavilion, Railway Land, Lewes BN7 2FG (map)

All are welcome to Wonky Toys & Wild Children. A wooden toy making workshop for children accompanied by an adult, and adults nursing their inner child. The workshop is led by Zuky Serper and Anna Bera, following Serper’s popular workshop in the Turkish Baths during Make Lewes Festival 2016.

The workshop is in partnership with Ditchling Arts + Crafts Museum, and is part of Making Lewes’s Collaborative Kaleidoscope series of events. Booking available here.

Cover image by Zuky Serper

Duncan Baker-Brown – The Re-Use Atlas book launch – Oct 13th

Making Lewes’s Collaborative Kaleidoscope teams up with local architect Duncan Baker-Brown for the Lewes launch of his new book The Re-Use Atlas.

October 13th, 8pm at Fitzroy House, 10 High Street, Lewes BN7 2AD

The Re-Use Atlas is an up to the minute repository of information, knowledge and working examples of materials re-use, signposting where the Circular Economy is heading. The Atlas follows on from Baker-Brown’s award winning Wastehouse project, the first building comprising (almost) entirely re-used and re-cycled materials, and  located at the South Eastern edge of Brighton University’s Grand Parade site.

Baker-Brown is one half of BakerBrownMcKay Sustainable Design, along with joint founder and director Ian McKay. The practice has produced a long string of exemplar sustainably designed buildings in and around the town.

For the Friday evening talk, Baker-Brown has invited Transition Town Lewes’s (and Lewes Phoenix Rising) Juliet Oxborrow to chair the evening, and has brought together a panel comprising Prof. Graeme Brooker (Head of Programme Interior Design at the Royal College of Art), Prof. Anne Boddington (Interim Dean  of Kingston School of Art, Professor of Design) Nick Gant (Principal Lecturer, Founder Community 21, Brighton University School of Architecture and Design), Bryn Thomas from Brighton Permaculture Trust and Making Lewes’s Oliver Lowenstein.

For those interested in the sustainable buzz around the Circular Economy the launch should make for a thought provoking evening.

Talks are free though with a £5 suggested donation (to support continuing Making Lewes programming)
Cover photo: The Living’s Local, Sustainable, 10,000 Brick Mushroom Tower at MoMA PS1. Photo: Andrew Nunes

 

 

 

 

Nabeel Hamdi – Building a Humanitarian architecture – Oct 6th

Collaborative Kaleidoscope continues with a Social & Development Architecture talk from Nabeel Hamdi.

October 6th, 8pm at Fitzroy House, 10 High Street, Lewes BN7 2AD

Hamdi is an architect and development specialist, with an international reputation for his work in the spheres of social and community participation, housing and urban development. Hamdi is Emeritus professor of Oxford Brookes University Centre for Development and Emergency Practice. Both his work and books, including Small Change, have significantly influenced the current new wave of development focused architects, such as Anna Heringer  and this year’s Serpentine Pavilion designer, Francis Kere .

Making Lewes is pleased to welcome Hamdi to Lewes, where his talk, titled Building a Humanitarian architecture: Deciding Interventions, continues our humanitarian architecture themed evenings, which began with World on the Move during last years Make Lewes Festival 2016. It promises to be a fascinating evening.

This Fridays talk is also another fantastic opportunity to visit the recently opened Fitzroy house, Lewes’s newest Arts Centre.

Fitzroy House, designed by George Gilbert Scott, was built in 1862. This striking example of Victorian Neo-Gothic architecture became the town’s first library between 1897 and 1956.

Talks are free though with a £5 suggested donation (to support continuing Making Lewes programming)
Cover photo: Anna Heringer – METI school, Bangladesh.

 

The Lewes Maker Space

A Maker Space for the 21st Century

Making Lewes is developing plans for an original and distinctive Lewes Maker Space.

With Lewes District Council’s rethink decision on the future of the Turkish Baths (see here), on thursday, 23rd February 2017, Making Lewes will be submitting a more detailed proposals for our envisaging of the Maker Space.

Download our first draft lewes-maker-space-v1 and let us know what you think. Email us if you want to get involved – info@makinglewes.org

The Lewes Maker Space will be a community and educational hub for the town and environs while also acting at the national and international level.

Our aim is to create a distinctive, cross-disciplinary and individual Maker Space, reflecting and helping maintain Lewes’s great individual sensibility, identity and character. Continue reading The Lewes Maker Space

MAKE LEWES FESTIVAL 2016 24th Sept – 2nd Oct

Make Lewes Festival is back with its most ambitious Festival, expanding and extending our first two festivals, focusing on the crossovers between architecture, sustainability, design and making.

Once again we are hosting a lively schedule of Exhibitions, Symposia, Experiments, Workshops and more…

24th September – 2nd October

Full schedule of events available here 


EVENTS INCLUDE:

Making Digital Craft

29th September – 2nd October, 10.00 – 17.00 – Foundry Gallery, Lewes. (map)

Symposium and related exhibitions, demonstrations, workshops and events.

New Vernaculars for a New Century

29th September – 2nd October, 10.00 – 17.00, Turkish Baths, Lewes (map)

Exhibition & Symposium Including: Adam Richards, architect of the Ditchling Arts + Crafts Museum

Kinship III  Workshop

25th – 28th September

MLF’s design & make workshop returns with an ambitious new  challenge co-led by Studio Hardie’s William Hardie and tangentfield’s Sally Daniels

Kinship III – Geodesics Talk

25th September 19.30 – 21.30, Turkish Baths, Lewes. (map)

As part of the Kinship III workshop architect Kristoffer Tejlgaard will be giving a public talk on his use of geodesics in the 21st century context.

Collaborative Collisions II

24 – 25th September 10.00 – 17.00, The Foundry, Lewes. (map

MLF’s second Collaborative Collisions will mix up a new set of makers and materials.

Makers Talks Evening

Friday 30th 19.30 – 21.30, Studio Hardie 1, Lewes. (map)

Hosting locally and nationally recognised makers & crafts people, including Ewan Clayton, one of the country’s best known calligrapher’s.

Collaborative Conversations

Friday 30th September, 12:00 – 17:00, Studio Hardie 1, Lewes (map)

A regional crafts symposium organised in partnership with CraftNet and the Crafts Council.

World on the Move

1st October, 19.30 – 22.00, Turkish Baths, Lewes (map)

Humanitarian and Emergency architecture projects from Kigali to Calais. With Julian Belart French student architect working in the Calais Jungle and Nerea Eloyduy co-founder of Active Social Architecture.

Digital DIY Workshop

1st October 11am, Foundry Gallery, Lewes. (map)

This workshop is for anyone involved in making or creativity using traditional or digital tools, creative software for making music or graphics, websites for learning skills or sharing projects, such as Etsy, Youtube, or Instructables.

Making Ground Exhibition

29th September – 2nd October, Foundry Gallery, North Street, Lewes (map)

Making Ground is an Arts Council funded collaborative interdisciplinary project exploring site-specific making at a disused brickworks in Sussex.

Southbank Architecture Student Exhibition

29th – 2nd October, 10.00 – 17.00 – Foundry Gallery, North Street, Lewes. (map)

This exhibition highlights the results of second and third year architecture students from South Bank University whose 2015/16 project used Lewes as it’s context.


FULL SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

 Thursday 29th September

10.00 – 15.00 – *Shelter Build at the Lewes New School with architect Ursula McGeoch.

* Children ages 7 and above welcome if accompanied by an adult. Contact the New School for further details T. 01273 477074

10.00 – 17.00 – New Vernaculars for a New Century at the Turkish Baths

10.00 – 17.00 – Making Digital Craft exhibitions at the Foundry

10.00 – 17.00 – Off Cuts by The Colour of Hair at the Foundry

10.00 – 17.00 – Making Ground exhibition at the Foundry

10.00 – 17.00 – London Southbank Architecture student exhibitionLewes at the Foundry

10.00 – 17.00 – Hands On Books – Book Binders and Book Artists exhibition at Lewes library.


Friday 30th September

10.00 – 17.00 – New Vernaculars for a New Century at the Turkish Baths

10.00 – 17.00 – Making Digital Craft exhibitions at the Foundry

10.00 – 17.00 – Off Cuts by The Colour of Hair at the Foundry

10.00 – 17.00 – Making Ground exhibition at the Foundry

10.00 – 17.00 – London Southbank Architecture student exhibition Lewes at the Foundry

10.00 – 17.00 – Hands On Books – Book Binders and Book Artists exhibition at Lewes library.

12.00 – 17.00 – Collaborative Conversations at Studio Hardie

19.30 – 22.00 – Makers Talks Evening at Studio Hardie


Saturday 1st October

10.00 – 16.00 – Star Brewery Open Workshops at the Star Brewery

10.00 – 17.00 – New Vernaculars for a New Century  at the Turkish Baths

10.00 – 17.00 – Making Digital Craft exhibitions at the Foundry

10.00 – 17.00 – Off Cuts by The Colour of Hair at the Foundry

10.00 – 17.00 – Making Ground exhibition at the Foundry

10.00 – 17.00 – London Southbank Architecture student exhibition Lewes at the Foundry

10.00 – 17.00 – Hands On Books – Book Binders and Book Artists exhibition at Lewes library.

11.00 – 13.00 – Digital DIY Workshop, research workshop into what makes makers tick

14.00 – 17.30 – Making Digital Craft symposium at the Foundry 

19.30 – 22.00 – World on the Move, Emergency and Humanitarian Architecture from Calais to Rwanda at the Turkish Baths


 Sunday October 2nd

10.00 – 17.00 – New Vernaculars for a New Century  at the Turkish Baths

10.00 – 17.00 – Making Digital Craft exhibitions at the Foundry

10.00 – 17.00 – Off Cuts by The Colour of Hair at the Foundry

10.00 – 17.00 – Making Ground exhibition at the Foundry

10.00 – 17.00 – London Southbank Architecture student exhibition Lewes at the Foundry

14.00 – 17.30 – New Vernaculars for a New Century Symposium at the Turkish Baths 

For more information email: info@makinglewes.org


Cover Image: Clem Blakemore’s Project Lacey Green. Photo: Guan Lee

 

 

 

New Vernaculars for a New Century

An exhibition on vernacular building culture and contemporary architectures ongoing engagement in vernacular traditions.

29th – September – 2nd October 10.00 – 17.00

With a micro Symposium on October 2nd, 14.00 – 17.30

Venue – Turkish Baths, Friars Walk, Lewes BN7 2LE (map)

Tickets –  £8.50 Concessions – £6.50

SPEAKERS:

Adam Richards – architect to the recent redesign of the Ditchling Arts + Craft Museum on working with Sussex rural vernacular.

Ramun Capaul from award winning Swiss practice, Capaul Blumenthal, designers of Europe’s first rammed earth cinema, on Swiss regional vernacular and contemporary architecture.

Clem Blakemore –  the young award winning architect will talk about her self built Lacey Green School Music room project, which uses its Buckinghamshire site as a key starting point.

David Smithfrom Lewes based Flintman, the leading flint wall builders, who’s work include Flint House, RIBA’s 2015 house of the year.

Meredith Bowles of Mole Architects – East Anglia’s Mole Architects  have developed an international reputation for exploring the regional vernacular style and introducing them to a contemporary architectural world.


New Vernaculars for a New Century is part of Make Lewes Festival 2016 in association with Fourth Door.

For more information email: info@makinglewes.org

Cover Image – Ditchling Arts + Craft Musuem

New Vernaculars for a New Century is supported by Lewes Town Council and the Swiss Cultural Fund.

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Making Digital Craft

Making Digital Craft Symposium and related exhibitions, demonstrations, workshops and events.

29th – 2nd October, 10.00 – 17.00 – Foundry Gallery, North Street Lewes, BN7 2PH (map)

Featuring: MakingGround, an explorative collaboration between ceramicist Elaine Bolt and basket-maker Anne Marie O’ Sullivan, Charles Stern’s experiments with his self built 3d printer, the results of this years Collaborative Collisions workshop, Guillaume Lyon’s laser printed lampshades, Off Cuts experimental objects created by The Colour of Hair,  and RCA design students pechakucha.

With a micro-symposium on Saturday 1st October – 14.00 – 17.15 pm

Tickets – £6.50 Concessions – £4.50 

Featuring:

Guan Lee, founder of Grymsdyke Farm workshop, Buckinghamshire,  on his architectural, design and crafts workshop hub focused on ceramics, timber and land based materials.

Isabelle Risner, Westminster University  – on the current emergence of Digital Making and the Digital DIY project. (Isabelle Risner will also be running a Digital DIY workshop from 11.00 to 13.00)

The Colour of Hair (Fabio Hendry and Martijn Rigters)  – on their Off Cuts project, turning hair collected from Lewes’s hairdresser’s and barbers into a series of designed objects.

RCA Students Pecha Kucha – students from the RCA design department will present their work.

Guillaume Lyons, lighting designer using laser printers for his beautiful Kaigami designs.

Rachel Henson – artist and maker who explores the boundaries between digital and analogue in her flicker work and other projects.

Making Digital Craft is part of Make Lewes Festival 2016

For more information email: info@makinglewes.org

Cover Image – Other Room I by Guan Lee

Kinship III Design & Make Workshop

Make Lewes Festival’s third Kinship workshop is again co-led by William Hardie of Studio Hardie and Sally Daniels of tangentfield. With 21st century Geodesics pioneer Kristoffer Tejlgaard from Denmark.

25th – 28th September, 10.00 – 18.00

Venue -Turkish Baths Lewes and Studio Hardie Workshop

Tickets* £95, Students £75. 

Up to thirty five participants will focus on transforming Lewes’s historic Turkish Baths, integrating found and recycled materials to create bespoke, site specific furniture and installations.

Full brief available on the Hands on Bristol Site here. Or download the pdf – making-lewes-brief-kinship-iii.

Kristoffer Tejlgaard will lead a geodesics model-making workshop during the main workshop. He will also be giving a public talk on the 25th September – 19.30 – 21.30 at the Turkish Baths. Details here.

For more information and to reserve a place email: info@makinglewes.org

If you are travelling from further afield, please see our list of accommodation options for staying in Lewes.

Kinship III Design & Make Workshop is part of Make Lewes Festival 2016