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Getting to grips with thermal comfort

John Butler reports from the latest module of the MSc Sustainability and Adaptation courses at CAT. John is a student on the MSc Sustainability and Adaptation in the Built Environment course. He normally blogs on his site and you can follow him on Twitter @the_woodlouse. The March module of CATs Sustainability and Adaptation MSc was part B of Energy Flows in Buildings. Part A (in February) introduced us to ideas of thermal comfort and its relation to heat transfers from the human body... Read More ››

Llangynfelyn pupils visit CAT for British Science Week

Photos on Flickr. Pupils at Llangynfelyn Primary School have been on a trip to the Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) as part of activities going on nationwide for British Science Week. During the visit they had a tour of the centre and took part in a wind power workshop, in which they designed and tested model wind turbines. The trip was organised by the school for pupils from years three to six. Miss Cerys, a teaching assistant who accompanied... Read More ››

2015: A crucial year for our changing planet

We have launched a new fundraising campaign this week in order to support our vital work in building momentum throughout 2015 in  keeping climate change on the agenda in the run-up to the general election, and support the growing network of organisations calling for a net zero agreement, ahead of December’s crucial UN Climate Summit in Paris. Support our work by donating here “2015 is going to be one big year for everyone involved in the climate change debate. CAT’s work on... Read More ››

Playing for Time: Making Art as if the World Mattered

A new book, Playing for Time edited by Lucy Neal and with contributions from over 60 experienced artists and activists included CAT’s Paul Allen will be launched this Thursday in London.  A groundbreaking handbook for  artists, community activists and anyone wishing to reach beyond the facts and figures of science and technology to harness their creativity to make change in the world. This timely book explores the pivotal role artists play in re-thinking the future; re-inventing and re-imagining our world... Read More ››

Easter Eco Events At the Centre for Alternative Technology in Wales

Come and join us for an action packed Easter holiday for all the family, events will be running from the 30th of March through till the 10th of April. From daily guided tours to eco activities for children, talks, workshops, music and exhibitions there is something for all ages. There will be a daily guided tour of the CAT visitor centre exploring some of CAT’s history, renewable energies, organic gardening and sustainable architecture. Our straw bale theatre will be... Read More ››

Receive + Return in Gwyl Gerdd Bangor, Bangor Music Festival

Receive + Return in Gwyl Gerdd Bangor, Bangor Music Festival Receive + Return, an art work created by CAT artists in residence Christine Mills and Carlos Pinatti, was shown for two days in the Deilniol Shopping Centre in Bangor as part of the programme for the Bangor Music Festival, Gwyl Gerdd Bangor, running over four days in early March. An empty shop was transformed into a temporary art gallery. Through the large glass windows a 1970s television unit showed... Read More ››

Holistic Health at CAT

From the8th -10th of May 2015, Mark Lange will be running a course on the Bowen Technique. A remedial, hands-on therapy that is applied using very gentle pressure. The practitioner uses thumbs and fingers on precise points of the body to perform Bowen’s unique sets of rolling-type moves which stimulate the muscles and soft tissue of the body. There is no manipulation or adjustment of hard tissue and no force is used. The experience of a treatment is gentle,... Read More ››

Palletecture: From packing cases to lamella structures

Starting from experimental making with a limited range of materials, students learn to make building elements which fit loosely together to form buildings which sit appropriately within the slowly changing physical and institutional topography of the city. Since 1985, over 100 week long courses have been run at the Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) by Professor Maurice Mitchell and colleagues from the Cass Faculty of Art, Architecture and Design, London Metropolitan University. The A Way of Building short course... Read More ››

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