April 9, 2019

How to create an anti capitalist building site - Emma Appleton

How to create an anti capitalist building site - Emma Appleton

Emma Appleton has drawn up a list of 100 ways to make an anti capitalist building site. We discuss some of the issues that exist on current building sites and the larger effects, then we delve more deeply into Emma's list to better understand how we can create a more harmonious building culture.

Links to Emma work
Emma's Website - http://emmaappleton.co.uk/
Emma Appleton TEDx Talk - Building sites without patriarchal capitalism

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Emma Appleton

Natural Builder, Building site radical

Trained in heritage wood work and being mentored by masters in their craft, I have grown to truly appreciate the benefits of using the right natural materials to enhance the durability and functionality of a building.

The durability of larch and oak, the warmth of sheep’s wool, the impermeability of slate. Working with natural products requires a deep understanding of how they will behave and react in our climate. This continues to be a life-long learning process of getting to know our land.

The simple beauty and functionality of these materials is lies at the heart of everything I build.

I work with each of my clients one-to-one to create bespoke buildings that represent your dreams and vision.
Beginning my career as a teacher and facilitator working with self-builders, my passion is in holding my clients’ vision at the core of the design and build process.

I have collaborated with and learned from many other craftspeople along the way, bringing a diverse portfolio of skills and knowledge to every project and creating something extra special for each and every client.