EVENT ORGANISED BY: RSA
ABOUT THE EVENT
This event will explore the importance of faith at the heart of a community, the role of architecture as a physical expression of faith, and how a place is shaped through shared spaces, values and connections.
WHAT THE ORGANISERS SAY
Spiritual and religious spaces are fundamental features of a place, signifying the value and importance of faith and connection at the heart of a community.
In a changing global context, the design, status and use of places of worship evolves to reflect the diverse needs of a wider public. Faith spaces are reimagined to foster a culture of mutuality and engagement, facilitating the growth of social capital.
John McAslan CBE and Aidan Potter of John McAslan + Partners are joined by Sophia de Sousa and The Revd The Lord Griffiths to discuss the way in which communities are shaped socially and culturally through shared spaces, values and connections. The event will be chaired by Matthew Taylor, Chief Executive of the RSA.
WHAT THE GLASS-HOUSE IS DOING
Sophia will be speaking about the connections between design, people and the long-term needs of a place in the context of faith spaces. She will explore how design can bring people together to reimagine and reorder places of worship that can continue to respect and support faith practices, while unlocking their potential as shared spaces for wider community use. She will also consider how a design process to create more open, vibrant and sustainable faith buildings, can empower local people and help build social capital.
To register for the event, or to find out how to watch or listen to a live stream visit the RSA event webpage.