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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.

Duncan Baker-Brown – 26th June, 7.30pm – Elephant & Castle*

Duncan Baker-Brown, one half of the founders of Lewes’s own
BBM Sustainable Design, will talk about the practice’s Wastehouse collaboration with Brighton University. The Wastehouse has been made almost completely out of second hand re-used materials, including, for instance, 20 000 toothbrushes! Duncan will talk about how the planet of waste could become common place in building culture, and compare re-use, recycling, and upcycling with natural renewable materials.

* The talks take place in the upstairs events room of the pub (map here). Drinks available at the bar, suggested donation £3.00.

For information on all three talks download the pdf makingplaces.summer2014poster



Join us in our first public event! Making Places  is a series of talks from leading figures in the fields of architecture sustainability and urban design, taking places in Lewes at the Elephant and Castle Pub.

Sarah Wigglesworth – 23rd May 2014. 7pm, Elephant & Castle



The third talk in the initial series of Making Places is from Sarah Wigglesworth.

Sarah Wigglesworth Architects are well known for their experimental use and reuse of materials. Sarah’s home and studio, 9/10 Stock Orchard Street, is the first ever contemporary example of an inner-city straw-bale building. Sarah will talk about this and other examples of upcycling and recycling of buildings and materials across a variety of contexts.

For more info please download the pdf here:makingplaces2014.v1