Cass architecture alumnus Tarn Philipp will be sharing his insights at a special event organised by The Anglo-Ethiopian Society on Tuesday 12 November.
Date: 29 October 2019
The rock-hewn churches in Lalibela were carved hundreds of years ago and remain an important pilgrimage site for Christians all over the world, but few visitors realise that the tradition of carving a church from solid rock still prevails in present day Ethiopia.
For the last three years, Cass architecture alumnus Tarn Philipp has been working alongside Professor Michael Gervers of Toronto University on a project focusing specifically on newly carved churches. Documentation has included a measured survey, photography and video interviews with the craftsmen and priests responsible and offered invaluable insights into the creation of earlier rock-hewn examples.
Tarn will be sharing his experiences in Ethiopia and what he has learned about the often spontaneous and unpredictable process and how age-old ingenuity and methods are still employed to this day.
Documenting Transforming Structures: Newly Carved Churches of Ethiopia
Tuesday 12 November
Ethiopian Community in Britain
2a Lithos Road
Doors will open at 6.00pm with complimentary tea, coffee and biscuits available. The talk will start at 7pm.