Alexis Zafiropoulos

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Alexis Zafiropoulos

Fellow’s Profile

Alexis Zafiropoulos

Community stoneworkers: creative dry stone construction for all

Fellowship

Focus

Influencing social outcomes through landscaping techniques and planning policy

Fellowship year

2020

Locality

Scotland

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Biography

I work, play, experiment and innovate in craft and artistic stonemasonry, sharing and celebrating it in north-east Scotland and beyond. My specialism is in dry stone walling and I am a professional member of the Dry Stone Walling Association of Great Britain, holding Level 2 Craftsman certification. By learning from others, tuning into my own intuition and developing the ability to listen to the stones, I have overcome health problems, developed a sustainable livelihood and helped support human and non-human communities through this natural building practice. My forthcoming Churchill Fellowship travel to Japan to research my Fellow's Report (Community Stoneworkers: Creative Dry Stone Construction for All), will examine how the wellbeing of people and the planet can benefit greatly by co-operatively building and learning together outdoors, reviving and developing skills which work in harmony with people and places by revealing our innate creative nature. Using skill-sharing workshops, artistic interventions, collaborations with other environmental workers, social practitioners and landowners or users, we hope to mobilise to help build a better future for all.

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