Pioneering the Potential 2021

Pioneering the Potential 2021

Pioneering the Potential 2021:
Natural Building Materials across the Weald & Downland
An evening micro-symposium hosted by Fourth Door Research in Lewes, Sussex

Talks, presentations and an exhibition focused on timber, demonstrating Sussex’s pioneering natural building materials role and potential.


Friday – September 10th 2021 – Symposium at Studio Hardie Workshop – 18.00am – 21.00 at Studio Hardie, Unit 4, Phoenix Works, North St, Lewes, East Sussex BN7 2PE

Cost: Free/Donations – pay what you feel you can. Booking through Eventbrite.


Symposium Speakers

Steve Johnson (the Architecture Ensemble) and Chris ‘O Callaghan (Flimwell Park) – Flimwell Park, a new all-wood development showcasing local timber in Flimwell village.

George Fereday and Nick Meech – HomeGrown House + the HomeGrown House demonstration projects exhibition

John Russell (to be confirmed) – Foxwood Cruck Frame - built from local thinnings

Amy Hammond/Lantern – Re-using urban and roadside wastewood, ash dieback and other wood destined for burning/biomass

Lukas Imhof live on Zoom from Switzerland – on his engineered ash Ekkharthof Community Centre building.



Fourth Door’s Annular wood and timber culture website relaunch will be part of the evening.

Revisiting the Bio Base –Making Lewes’s 2014 the Bio-Base exhibition.

For in-depth information


For further information please contact Sam Jenner (07884 006413)

Pioneering the Potential is hosted by Fourth Door in association with MakingLewes

Seating will be appropriately spaced. The studio workshop is large and well ventilated. We would prefer face coverings to be worn inside

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