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Groups gathered at the Agropolis site at 154 High St to construct a shed from earth materials through out Labour Weekend. Each day of the Festival Dr Kerry Mulligan of the CPIT School of Architectural Studies offered a workshop so that the public could participate and learn about this alternative mode of building.
Working with Dr Mulligan, CPIT School of Architectural Studies students designed the shed. They began construction of it in conjunction with members of the public during the festival. Illustrating earth as a building material, the build involved using adobe, rammed earth, straw-bale and cob – sustainable materials that are easily accessible. The public was invited to learn more and participate during the hands-on workshops. The build continued beyond the festival with more members of the community joining in.
Feel free to head down to the site and see the completed shed and the garden it supports at Agropolis.
The site for this project was brokered by Life in Vacant Spaces
Free – all welcome.