I’ve been pulling together the EBUK 2013 conference – From Spaces to Places – Building With Earth. Which will take place this year on 1st February 2013, at Dartington Hall in Devon.
It has been our aim at EBUK to have our conference moving around the country, and have hosted conferences in Bath, London and York.
Our intentions has been to put our ‘mud on the road’ and organised our conference in different locations. So we can spread our message on building with earth from a conservation and new build perspective.
or 2013 we have some brilliant speakers lined up with a broad range of expertise from engineering to transition towns and all that fits in-between.
2013 speakers include: Tom Woolley, Pete Walker, Rowland Keable, Becky Little, Carole Ryan, Dan Maskell, Jackie Abey and Jill Smallcombe, Jerry Sharpe, Kevin McCabe, Paulina Wojciechowska, Rob Hopkins and Robert Ley.
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The conference location is also fascinating in the heart of the Southwest and the cob building tradition in the UK. Just as interesting is the history of the conference venue as a location of innovative thinking, creating a landscape created by the burgeoning environmental and sustainability movement of the early 20th century.
Dartington Hall occupies an 800 acre estate which was bought in 1925 by visionaries Dorothy and Leonard Elmhirst as the base for an experiment in rural regeneration. In 1932 High Cross House was built on the estate, the modernist building was commissioned by Leonard Elmhirst and designed by William Lescaze. High Cross House ins managed in partnership with the National Trust.
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Continuing this story of innovation, today Dartington Hall is also home of the Schumacher Centre which provides education on sustainable living.
Lets hope for a successful event to follow on from our 2012 conference in York. And if you are worried about the ‘mud oh road’ don’t worry that was mud from last week up here in the Vale of Pickering!