This paper explored faith and diaspora in the contemporary urban landscape through an examination of the adaptive reuse of listed twentieth-century cinemas in London by migrant communities. The paper considered encounters between heritage bodies, local communities and faith groups, examining intersections of the sacred and secular: assimilation and autonomy.
Moving Pictures: The Adaptive Reuse of Cinemas as Diaspora Places of Worship | Kate Jordan and Julie Marsh
22 September 2023
76th Annual International Conference of the Society of Architectural Historians, Montreal, virtual session