More than Materials

More than Materials

SPAB Ireland Lecture Series 2022

28/06/2022 - 28/06/2022


General Interest, CPD
Virtual event: held online

Event details

Presented by SPAB Ireland

The fourth lecture in the 4-part lecture series, 'A Sustainable Approach to Vernacular Irish Buildings'

The series is part of SPAB Ireland's 2022 Campaign - 'Sustainability of Vernacular Irish Buildings'
This project is supported by the Heritage Council under the Heritage Capacity Funding 2022.

Lecture 4: More than Materials

Tuesday 28 June 2022, 19:00 - 20:30

Online Lecture

£6/€7 pp - SPAB members
£7/€8 pp - Non-members 

Book all 4 lectures

£20/€24 - Members
£25/€30 - Non-members

This lecture will cover:

  • The use of natural materials
  • Practical information when conserving and renovating old buildings using natural materials
  • Intangiable heritage - valuing our vernacular building stock
  • Understanding the character of our vernacular heritage  
  • The importance of place, community and humanity

About the speaker:

With a career spanning 25 years, Feile Butler has worked with architectural firms in London, Australia, New Zealand, Dublin and Sligo. In 2009, she founded her own practice, Roots Architecture, in the north west of Ireland. An established expert in earthen construction, both new, in the form of cob building, and old, in the oversight of repairs to mudwall, earth-bonded stone, and sod construction, she has strong connections with heritage networks throughout Ireland and around the world.

Sustainability is at the core of her work, whether using natural materials for new-build projects or upgrading existing buildings to suit modern living. She has a particular soft spot for the humble cottage.

Multiple bookings
As long as there is space on the event, we usually allow you to book for both yourself and a guest. When completing the booking form, you will be asked to select the number of people and put in your own details on the first page, then to put in your second person's details on the next page. The event fee shown on each of these pages is for the individual person - you will be shown the total amount due once you get to the summary page.

About SPAB Ireland

SPAB Ireland was established in 2017 as the inaugural Irish branch of the SPAB. Following the return of several recent Irish SPAB Fellows and Scholars to live and work in Ireland, the lack of an SPAB presence has been acutely felt. After a successful open meeting in February 2017, we have established a committee and have started planning how we will bring the SPAB philosophy and ethos to Ireland.

Booking Terms & Conditions

Accessibility: please contact the Group Organiser before booking to discuss any special access requirements.

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