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COME BUILD AND EAT WITH US. Green Build [F]easts at SPILL Festival 2021

18 Oct 2021 3:15PM

RIBA Suffolk and the University of Suffolk’s Architecture department are looking forward to welcoming you in the Green Build [F]easts, part of this year’s SPILL Festival.

The Green Build [F]easts are a series of workshops and events sponsored by the RIBA that teach people to come together and enjoy building and eating sustainably, experiencing, and sharing culture.

Each of the Green Build Feasts is a workshop with a meal and focuses on localities and communities of people in Ipswich. The product of the workshops is a sustainable cob oven that will fire for the feasts, and which can be naturally absorbed by the natural environment. Participants will be contributing to the long history of food culture in Suffolk.

Associate Professor in Architecture and co-lead of Green Build [F]east Dr Liana Psarologaki said: “We invite all students, staff and the community to learn more about sharing by building and eating together. We have teamed up with RIBA Suffolk, local artists, and academics to show people how important food and material culture is. It is what we share that matters”.

The events will take place on the Green Common outside of Cult Café on the Ipswich Waterfront:

BUILDING THE OVEN WORKSHOPS: Wednesday 27 and Thursday 28 October 2021 10.00am-4.00pm (ticketed) Green building activity working with earth and qualified architects from practice, max capacity 30 per day.

ARTISTS’ WORKSHOP AND ARCHAEOLOGY TALKS: Friday 29 October 2021 11.00am-3:00pm (ticketed) mosaics painting with artist Sally Jackson and talk with Professor of Archaeology at Cambridge Martin Jones, max capacity 30 per day. All participants encouraged to bring a piece of crockery.

FEASTS: Saturday 30 October 2021 12.00pm-2:00pm and 3.00pm-5.00pm two meal sessions. Sunday 31 October 2021 12.00pm-2:00pm and 3.00pm-5.00pm two meal sessions. Dine with the community, try meals that create memories by local cooks (all welcome, FREE).

Tickets and more information at:

Further information:

We encourage audience members to wear masks for indoor events at SPILL 2021.

Sponsored by the local and regional branches of the Royal Institute of British Architects with the support of the University of Suffolk.

The event is taking place on #commonground in partnership with Cult Café.

RIBA Suffolk is the Suffolk Branch of the Royal Institute of British Architects representing professionals, chartered members and practices. The University of Suffolk Architecture is the department of Architecture teaching and research based in Ipswich within the Suffolk Sustainability Institute.


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