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 stonemasonry, sharing and celebrating it in north-east Scotland and beyond. Gaining skills and experience in freelance creative stonework, especially in dry stone walling (colloquially dry stane dyking) led to my employment in 2021 as stonemason for CRC.Scot (a small construction team specialising in civil engineering and infrastructure improvement projects connecting people to the environment). The basis for amassing all this learning and work, and for my Fellowship travels in Japan to research my Fellow's Report (Community Stoneworkers: Creative Dry Stone Construction for All), is the conviction that the wellbeing of people and the planet benefits 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, collaborations with other environmental workers, social practitioners and landowners or users, we hope to mobilise to help craft a better future for all. Together, if we remain open with 'beginner's mind', we can discover our 'ikigai' or reason for being.

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All Reports are copyright © the author. The moral right of the author has been asserted. The views and opinions expressed by any Fellow are those of the Fellow and not of the Churchill Fellowship or its partners, which have no responsibility or liability for any part of them.

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