Lizzie Wynn

Visiting Lecturer

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. 


She 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.


Lizzie’s MSc 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.



Ba (Hons) Photography 1990

MSc – Sustainability and Adaptation in the Built Environment 2018


Teaching Activities

Visiting lecturer and short course leader at CAT 2015-18

Clayfest 2018 workshop leader

Mentor – Renew Wales 2019