Futures event


The Faith and Place Futures symposium takes place on Tues 30th June until Wed 1st July 2015. Our venue is Grove House at the University of Roehampton in South West London. Accommodation is available on campus. Details of the programme are below. Our keynote speakers include the network leaders Dr Andrew Rogers (Roehampton) and Dr Richard Gale (Cardiff), along with Professor Timothy Gorringe (Exeter) and Dr Clare Dwyer (UCL).

Travel directions for Roehampton (main campus) are available here (includes campus map and journey planner). Grove House is part of Froebel College.

This is our third Faith and Place network event in the last year. We will be continuing to develop our thinking around faith, place and planning, building on the insights from the Perspectives and Explorations events. A draft policy brief will be circulated at the event to serve as a focus for policy deliberations.  We look forward to welcoming existing network members as well as new delegates with an interest in the network focus.

To book your place, do click on the Bookings tab on this website. If you are new to the network, do use the Contact tab to let us know of your interest in coming.

Faith and Place Futures Symposium Programme

Tuesday 30th June

from 12       Arrival and registration
1-2                 Lunch
2-3.15          Session 1: ‘Towards Faith and Place Futures’ (Chair: Professor Chris Baker)

Dr Andrew Rogers, Practical Theology, University of Roehampton
Dr Richard Gale, Planning and Geography, Cardiff University

3.15-3.45     Refreshments
3.45-5            Session 2: ‘Religious Spatial Practices panel’ (Chair: Professor John Eade)

Tunji Adebayo, TA Planning Ltd
Clare Canning, University of Leicester / English Heritage
Nairita Chakraborty, Principal Conservation Officer, London Borough of Haringey
Mustafa Field MBE, Faiths Forum for London
Andrea Mulkeen, Policy Officer, Church Commissioners, Church of England

5-5.30               Break
5.30-6.30        Session 3: ‘Faith informing policy’ (Chair: Dr Andrew Rogers)

Professor Timothy Gorringe, Theological Studies, University of Exeter

6.45-8.15          Dinner

Wednesday 1st July

8.15am               Breakfast
9.15-11.00        Session 4: ‘Creative Practice Case Studies’ (Chair: Andrew & Richard)

Jenny Kartupelis MBE, Fellow of Faiths & Civil Society Unit, Goldsmiths
Dr Robert Wickham, Howard Sharp & Partners
Shahed Saleem, Makespace Architects
Nana Agyeman & Amalia Rodriguez, Noise team, Hackney Council

11-11.30              Refreshments
11.30-12.30       Session 5: ‘Making Suburban Faith’ (Chair: Dr Richard Gale)

Dr Claire Dwyer, Department of Geography, University College London

12.30-1.30          Lunch
1.30-3.15             Session 6: ‘Cafe Dialogue’ (Facilitators: Andrew and Richard)
3.15-3.30             Close: Andrew and Richard