Empowering Design Practices is a five-year collaborative research project exploring how community-led design can help empower those who look after historic places of worship to create more open, vibrant and sustainable places that respect and enhance their heritage.
The project is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.
Workshop with synagogues - 23 July 2017
We are holding a workshop in collaboration with the Ritual Reconstructed project to explore how Jewish communities engage with their local populations and how they use the physical space within a Synagogue. The workshop is held at the West London Synagogue, 2-5 pm. Contact us if you wish to find out more.
EDP Newsletter #3 - May 2017
Read an update on our recent and upcoming research activities here
Survey on design and places of worship
In collaboration with the Baroness Warsi Foundation we have launched a survey to help inform understanding of how individuals and communities view the future of places of worship in the UK and their place in society. Let us know your views: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/designpow
20-21 June 2017, Manchester
We are offering a free two-day design training course in June. The course is open to groups looking after historic places of worship and aims to help them explore the potential of their building.
Click here for details and information on how to apply.
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