Spiritual, Sacred, Secular: the architecture of faith in modern Britain

The University of Westminster in partnership with the RIBA is hosting a groundbreaking two-day conference, which examines the boundaries between the sacred, spiritual and secular in modern British architecture. The event will explore contemporary approaches to the design, use, stewardship and conservation of buildings across all faiths and will feature presentations from leading architects, academics, heritage professionals, commissioners and clients. The conference will include panel discussions and presentations, with contributions from key figures and practices in the field including Niall McLaughlin; John McAslan and Partners; Peter Clegg; Julia Barfield; Roz Barr and Waugh Thistleton. The conference will conclude with two days of architectural tours (see Twentieth Century Society website for separate booking and fee) organised in collaboration with the Twentieth Century Society which will look at contemporary approaches to faith buildings. The first day, led by the architectural writer Kenneth Powell, will explore recent examples of repurposing, restoration and renewal of churches in London. The second day will look at new faith architecture in and around the capital.

20 June - 21 June

Admission: Tickets from £10 per day

Tickets/Booking: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/spiritual-sacred-secular-the-architecture-of-faith-in-modern-britain-tickets-61564412816

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University of Westminster

University of Westminster 35 Marylebone Road Marylebone London NW1 5LS

020 7911 5000

University of Westminster Marylebone Building is opposite Baker St Tube Station

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