This is an open call for contributions that explain either a story or the memory of a visit, a sketch of a known space, a photograph of a street sign, a location in a map, anything that might help us construct the most comprehensive guide to the sacred unknown of New York.
Do you know of a secret-sacred building in your neighborhood?
Do you know of a shop that has become a Mosque?
Or an apartment that has become an Iglesia Evangelica?
Is there a prayer space in your block?
We are looking for profane buildings transformed into the sacred: private shrines; new bespoke religious buildings; and unofficial spaces for prayer.
For questions please contact us at: info [at] sacredspacesinprofanebuildings.com.
Cassani studied architecture at the Politecnico Di Milano, the Univesitade Tecnica de Lisboa, the Architecture and Urban Culture-Metropolis Institute at the CCCB (Centro de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona), and at the UPC Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. She has been a fellow at the Akademie Schloß Solitude in Stuttgart.
She is a PhD candidate and is currently teaching at the Politecnico di Milano and at NABA developing her project on "Holy Urbanism". Her practice investigates the spatial implications of religious pluralism in contemporary urban contexts.
This is an open call for contributions that explain either a story or the memory of a visit, a sketch of a known space... anything that might help us construct the most comprehensive guide to the sacred unknown of New York.
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