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World on the Move

Humanitarian and Emergency architecture projects from Kigali to Calais.

1st October – 19.30 – 22.00 Venue – Turkish Baths, Friars Walk, Lewes, BN7 2LE (map)

Julian Belart is a French student architect working in the Calais Jungle, supported by ‘Lewes Action for Refugees‘, on emergency shelter and other projects in the encampment. He will be talking about his work in Calais for the first time in Lewes.

Nerea Eloyduy is co-founder of Kigali based Active Social Architecturewho has been working on health and education projects in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Europe with emphasis on community participation and post conflict environments. Eloyduy is currently developing a PhD  at the Bartlett School of Architecture studying the influence of the built environment of long-term refugee camps in East Africa on young children’s development. 


World on the Move is part of Make Lewes Festival 2016

For more information email: info@makinglewes.org

Makers Talks Evening

Makers Talks evening again hosts locally and nationally recognised makers & crafts people.

Friday 30th 19.30 – 21.30 Studio Hardie 1, Lewes, BN7 2PE (map)

FREE EVENT (donations welcome)

The Makers Talks Evening follows Collaborative Conversations, a regional crafts symposium organised in partnership with CraftNet and the Crafts Council.

Ewan Clayton is one of the country’s best known calligraphers and author of The Golden Thread: A History of Writing. Born in Ditchling, Clayton ran the last academic calligraphy course in the country and is about to launch a new calligraphy studio in Brighton.

Rachel Ward-Sale of Bookbinders of Lewes. Rachel Ward-Sale has been a long time Lewes book binder from her workshop in the Star Gallery. (To co-incide with the evening the Star Gallery will be holding an open day on the 1st October.)

Making Ground – Ceramicist Elaine Bolt and basket maker Anne Marie ‘O Sullivan on their experimental crafts collaboration.

Makers Talks is part of Make Lewes Festival 2016

For more information email: info@makinglewes.org

Cover image:  Practising Contentment exhibition, image © Ewan Clayton and the Crafts Study Centre.

Collaborative Conversations

Make Lewes Festival 2016 is co-hosting this years CraftNet regional event – Collaborative Conversations.

Friday 30th September 2016, 12:00 – 17:00.

Venue – Studio Hardie 1, Lewes (map)

Tickets and further information available here

Collaborative Conversations is a regional crafts symposium organised in partnership with CraftNet and the Crafts Council.

Speakers include:

Annabelle Campbell, Head of Exhibitions & Collections, Crafts Council

Atomik Architecture, London based Architecture practice with a focus on collaboration

Textile artist and designer Ptolemy Mann 

Chair: Frances Lord, CraftNet South East rep.

Collaborative Conversations will be followed by the Makers Talks Evening.


Collaborative Conversations is part of Make Lewes Festival 2016 in partnership with Craftnet & the Crafts Council.

Cover image – Makers Talks Evening MLF 2015.

Maker Places – Spring 2016

Our latest series of talks focuses on Maker Spaces and Fab Labs. Introducing a spectrum of speakers connected with contrasting open workshop models in Britain and Europe.

Diana Wildschut & Harmen Zijp – the Amersfoort Fab-Lab, Holland

18th March – 7.30 – Elephant & Castle (map)

Diana Wildschut and Harman Zijp are the co-founders of Fablab Amersfoort, a bottom up grassroots and Open Source Fablab in Holland. Amersfoort was the first FabLab funded and operated entirely by those who needed it. The FabLab space is viewed as a knowledge sharing space, primarily using recycled materials and working with self-built and open source machines.

Liz Corbin – The Institute of Making, London

1st April – 7.30 – Elephant & Castle (map)

Liz Corbin is a doctoral researcher at the Institute of Making, University College London. Corbin co-founded the Open Workshop Network and Maker Assembly and her research explores the UK’s emergent maker culture. The Institute of Making is a multidisciplinary research club for all those interested in the made world; whether molecules, spacecraft, soup, or cities. It’s a hub for celebrating UK making and helping shape the maker space and maker culture debate in Britain.

Tomas Diez – Validaura Green Fab Lab, Barcelona

15th April – 7.30 – Studio Hardie (map)

Tomas Diez is a Venezuela-born Urbanist, and director of Fab Lab Barcelona, one of the leading laboratories in the worldwide FabLab network located in and around Barcelona. The network is partially focused on a new generation of FabLabs, including Vallidaura, the world’s first Green FabLab. Diez is also co-founder of the Smart Citizen project and StudioP52.n.

MAKE LEWES FESTIVAL 2015!

12th – 20th September 2015

After a successful first year, Making Lewes are hosting a second Make Lewes Festival.

The festival follows a similar structure as last year and will include Exhibitions, Symposia, Workshops and more…

For the full schedule of events click here.

Events Include:

REMAKE / REMODEL EXHIBITION & SYMPOSIUM

RETHINKING HOUSING EXHIBITION & SYMPOSIUM

KINSHIP II DESIGN & MAKE WORKSHOP

LEWES MAKERS EVENTS

Post Festival Events:

POST LOCAL – LEWES DISTRICT 2030


FULL SCHEDULE OF EVENTS.

Saturday 12th September 

All day* | Cooked, Baked & Fired Exhibition @ Pleasant Stores & Hearth (Bakery and Pizzeria)

*open to the public during the venues opening hours

10.00 – 17.00 | Collaborative Collisions @ The Foundry Gallery

10.00 – 17.30 | ReMake, ReModel Exhibition @ Studio Hardie Workshop

11.00 – 12.00 | Phoenix Estate Visit meet @ the Hearth (Bakery and Pizzeria), Bus Station (opposite Waitrose)

Sunday 13th September

All day* | Cooked, Baked & Fired Exhibition @ Pleasant Stores & Hearth (Bakery and Pizzeria)

*open to the public during the venues opening hours

12.00 – 17.00 | Collaborative Collisions @ The Foundry Gallery

10.00 – 17.30 | ReMake, ReModel Exhibition @ Studio Hardie Workshop

Monday 14th September

All day* | Cooked, Baked & Fired Exhibition @ Pleasant Stores & Hearth (Bakery and Pizzeria)

*open to the public during the venues opening hours

10.00 – 17.30 | ReMake, ReModel Exhibition @ Studio Hardie Workshop

15:30 – 16:30 | Phoenix Estate Visit meet @ the Hearth (Bakery and Pizzeria), Bus Station (opposite Waitrose)

Tuesday 15th September

All day* | Cooked, Baked & Fired Exhibition @ Pleasant Stores & Hearth (Bakery and Pizzeria)

*open to the public during the venues opening hours

10.00 – 17.00 | Guiliaume Lyons @ Open Studio (map)

10.00 – 17.30 | ReMake, ReModel Exhibition @ Studio Hardie Workshop

Wednesday 16th September 

All day* | Cooked, Baked & Fired Exhibition @ Pleasant Stores & Hearth (Bakery and Pizzeria)

*open to the public during the venues opening hours

10.00 – 17.00 | Guiliaume Lyons @ Open Studio (map)

10.00 – 17.00 | Kinship II – Design & Make Workshop @ Studio Hardie Workshop

10.00 – 17.30 | ReMake, ReModel Exhibition @ Studio Hardie Workshop

15.30 – 17.30 | Mo Hamid Pottery @ Open Studio (map)

15:30 – 16:30 | Phoenix Estate Visit meet @ the Hearth (Bakery and Pizzeria), Bus Station (opposite Waitrose)

16.00 – 18.00 | Inglis-Hall Furniture Design @ Open Studio (map)

Thursday 17th September

All day* | Cooked, Baked & Fired Exhibition @ Pleasant Stores & Hearth (Bakery and Pizzeria)

*open to the public during the venues opening hours

10.00 – 17.00 | Kinship II – Design & Make Workshop @ Studio Hardie Workshop

10.00 – 17.00 | Guiliaume Lyons @ Open Studio (map)

10.00 – 17.30 | ReMake, ReModel Exhibition @ Studio Hardie Workshop

15.30 – 17.30 | Mo Hamid Pottery @ Open Studio (map)

16.00 – 18.00 | Inglis-Hall Furniture Design @ Open Studio (map)

Friday 18th September

All day* | Cooked, Baked & Fired Exhibition @ Pleasant Stores & Hearth (Bakery and Pizzeria)

*open to the public during the venues opening hours

10.00 – 17.00 | Kinship II – Design & Make Workshop @ Studio Hardie Workshop

10.00 – 17.00 | Guiliaume Lyons @ Open Studio (map)

10.00 – 17.30 | ReMake, ReModel Exhibition @ Studio Hardie Workshop

15.00 – 17.00 | Robin van Creveld Open Kitchen @ Lewes Community Kitchen (map)

15.00 – 18.00 | Nic Johnson Wood Sculpting Open @ Studio Studio 1, Vipers Wharf, railway Lane, Lewes BN7 2AQ

15:30 – 16:30 | Phoenix Estate Visit meet @ the Hearth (Bakery and Pizzeria), Bus Station (opposite Waitrose)

15.30 – 17.30 | Mo Hamid Pottery Open Studio (map)

17.30 – 18.30 | Robin van Creveld Making Music @ Lewes Community Kitchen (map)

19.30 – 21.30 | Makers Talks Evening @ Studio Hardie 1 (map)

Saturday 19th September

All day* | Cooked, Baked & Fired Exhibition @ Pleasant Stores & Hearth (Bakery and Pizzeria)

*open to the public during the venues opening hours

10.00 – 17.00 | Guiliaume Lyons @ Open Studio (map)

10.00 – 17.30 | ReMake, ReModel Exhibition @ Studio Hardie Workshop

10.00 – 18.30 | Rethinking Housing Exhibition @ Lewes House School

11.00 – 12.00 | Phoenix Estate Visit meet @ the Hearth (Bakery and Pizzeria), Bus Station (opposite Waitrose)

13.30 – 18.30 | ReMake, ReModel Symposium @ Studio Hardie Workshop

14.00 – 18.00 | Nic Johnson Wood Sculpting Open Studio @ Studio 1, Vipers Wharf, railway Lane, Lewes BN7 2AQ

15.30 – 17.30 | Mo Hamid Pottery Open Studio @ (map)

Sunday 20th September

All day* | Cooked, Baked & Fired Exhibition @ Pleasant Stores & Hearth (Bakery and Pizzeria)

*open to the public during the venues opening hours

10.00 – 17.30 | ReMake, ReModel Exhibition @ Studio Hardie Workshop

10.00 – 18.30 | Rethinking Housing Exhibition @ Lewes House School

13.30 – 18.30 | Rethinking Housing Symposium @ Lewes House School

ReMake / ReModel Exhibition & Symposium

12-20th September
Studio Hardie, Unit 2
(map)

An exhibition highlighting the latest in MakersSpaces, Green Fab Labs, Materials Re-Use Hubs and Cafe’s, Redistributive Manufacturing and the Circular Economy.

With a micro-symposium on Saturday 19th September 13.30 – 18.30. £5 – £7 Suggested Donation

Speakers include:

Maria Lisogorskaya, ASSEMBLE – Turner Prize Nominated Art & Architecture Collective , London

Jonathan Minchin, lead founder of Vallidaura Green FabLab, Barcelona

Duncan Baker-Brown, BBM Sustainable Design, architect and educator, on the Wastehouse, the first building made entirely from re-used materials

Cat Fletcher, Freegle and key WasteHouse co-creator

Trygve Ohren of RAKE, Trondheim, Norway, on reuse of materials and buildings in different art/architecture projects

Nick Gant, University of Brighton Sustainable Design department, on the Wastehouse and waste materials in design

Adrian Smith, SPRU, University of Sussex, leading researcher on grassroots FabLabs

Soren Femmer Jensen & Sofie Pahlen on The Green Showroom Bornholm, the first natural Green Materials Library in Denmark    

Further speakers to be confirmed…

If you wish to reserve a place for the Symposium please make your donation here, and email us at info@makinglewes.org to confirm your attendance. 

ReMake / ReModel Exhibition & Symposium is part of Make Lewes Festival 2015

For more information email: info@makinglewes.org

Rethinking Housing Exhibition & Symposium

19-20th September
Lewes House, School Hill
(map)

An exhibition presenting a broad spectrum of new housing solutions, including Co-Housing, Self Build and Live-Work

With a micro Symposium on the 20th September, 13.30 – 18.30. £5 – £7 Suggested Donation

Speakers to include:

Lisa Baraitser – resident and Co-founder – and Ken Rorrison from Architects, Henley Halebrown and Rorrison on award winning Copper Lane Co-Housing project.

Cany Ash of AshSakula on their low cost self build LightBox House and other projects.

John Broome –  Pioneering self-build and community architect and founding member of Architype, the influential sustainable architectural practice.

Trygve Ohren of Nøysom arkitekter on their self build Svartlamon Housing project, Trondheim, Norway.

Frances Holliss – Architect and researcher on live-work design in buildings and author of Beyond Live/Work: The Architecture of Home-Based Work.

If you wish to reserve a place for the Symposium please make your donation here, and email us at info@makinglewes.org to confirm your attendance. 

Rethinking Housing Exhibition & Symposium is part of Make Lewes Festival 2015.

Rethinking Housing Exhibition & Symposium is supported by Lewes Town Council.

For more information email: info@makinglewes.org

Kinship II Design & Make Workshop

16th – 18th September
Studio Hardie Workshop

After a highly successful workshop last festival, Kinship design & make workshop will happen again at the Studio Hardie Workshop. Kinship is co-partnered by William Hardie of Studio Hardie and Sally Daniels of the University of West of England’s Architecture Department & Tangentfield.

Up to twenty five participants will be supported by Hardie Studios professional carpenters to design and build a portable community structure. Full brief available here.

The cost of the workshop is £50 (ticket includes full access to all other festival events)

The workshop is limited to 25 participants and will be allocated on a first come first serve basis.

If you would like to join us you can reserve your place by paying the £50 workshop fee below –

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To confirm your attendance please email: info@makinglewes.org

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

Kinship II Design & Make Workshop is part of Make Lewes Festival 2015.

Kinship II Design & Make Workshop is kindly sponsored by Triton

The Bio-Base Exhibition & Seminar

VENUE: WILLIAM HARDIE DESIGN STUDIO (map)

13 – 21st September, 10.00am – 5.30pm

An exhibition showcasing examples of the emergent Bio-Based building materials revolution. The latest in renewable, natural building materials, including timber, reed thatch, chalk, flint and seaweed, with examples from the South East and further afield.

With a Seminar* on Sat 20th September, 1.30pm – 6.45pm 

Featuring:

Jonathan Fovargue, Eurban, who have been at the forefront of Cross Laminated Timber use in Britain.

Ian MacKay of BBM Sustainable Design on how Lewes’s own sustainable architects have been pioneers in locally sourced, renewable materials.

Craig White, whose interdisciplinary practice White Design developed the straw based timber cassettes Modcell system.

Nozomi Nakabayashi who’s Big Shed project was the result of the Architectural Association first year Design and Build course at Dorset Woodland centre, Hooke Park, will talk about both Hooke’s past and present.

David Saunders and Steve Johnson will overview the pioneering work done at the Flimwell Woodland Enterprise Centre on creating locally sourced timbers for the regional building sector.

And from Denmark, Vand Kunsten’s Soren Nielsen will talk about the unique Laeso Island Seaweed House

*Suggested donation of £5

Email makinglewes@outlook.com to reserve your place.

DESIGN & MAKE LEWES WORKSHOP

17-18th September, 10am – 5.30pm

VENUE: William Hardie Design forecourt

Get sawing, hammering and nailing and come and join MakingLewes’s first design & make workshop. In collaboration with Hands on Bristol & UWE.

The Brief:

To design, make, assemble and inaugurate [or launch] a unique mobile community structure.

The structure will be demountable and easily transportable. 

It will be usable in different areas of the community as a temporary pop-up space.

10.00am start on Wednesday 17th. Make Sure you wear appropriate working and making clothing

This is an accessible introduction to live design and build, welcoming newcomers and old hands, student architects, makers and non-students in a participatory, shared experience. To sign up or get more info email: makinglewes@outlook.com