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Lizzie Wynn

2018 CAT Graduate

Lizzie has been practicing sustainable construction for over 20 years, on her own projects and as a consultant, designer and builder, in Wales and in Spain.

Originally an artist/photographer and a teacher of photography at universities and colleges, Lizzie sidelined this so she could focus on creative construction or functional sculpture. She developed a reputation for building out of whatever is to hand, with a wealth of eclectic experience, that she uses to unpick social and practical problems.

During her MSc – Sustainability and Adaptation in the Built Environment which Lizzie graduated from in 2018 her research focused on local resources, sustainable materials within Gaza and migrant routes to Europe from Western Africa. She has delivered papers at the ‘Hugo Conference on Environment, Migration, Politics’ in Liege, Belgium, 2017 and the ‘Sustainable Design in the Built Environment’ Conference in London, 2018.

She also began ‘Salad Workers in Spain’, a social justice project that built compost toilets and edible gardens with volunteers in migrant camps in Almería, Spain. Now, resettled in Wales, she has started an ‘Incredible Edible’ scheme in Porthmadog and works as a sustainability consultant, specialising in local and waste materials. She has articles published in Spain and in the UK on sustainable building methods and agriculture in Almería and was a Clayfest 2018 workshop leader and Renew Wales 2019 Mentor. 

She also returns to CAT as a visiting lecturer during our Sustainable Materials in the Built Environment module and between 2015 and 2018 regularly taught on CAT short courses as a short course tutor.