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UCL Minds Lunch Hour Lecture: The Fabric of Faith: My Life Is But A Weaving

13 November 2019, 1:00 pm–2:00 pm

photo of a woman weaving

As part of UK Interfaith Week, Dr Katy Beinart will discuss a joint research project between UCL and Royal Holloway on creativity in faith communities and the significance of textiles for different faith groups.

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Abigail Smith


Darwin Lecture Theatre
Darwin Building
Gower Street

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About the lecture:
From church kneelers and banners to mosque table cloths and challah bread covers, fabrics are literally woven into the experience of faith and worship. In 2016, as part of her PhD at UCL’s The Bartlett, Katy Beinart brought together 15 women from different faith communities to explore the relationship between creativity and religious practice, and share how fabrics shape and illuminate their faith. In this lecture, she will talk about the stories and journeys this work uncovered and what she found out about women’s hidden contributions to the lived experience of spirituality and devotion.

This event is presented as part of UK Interfaith Week. To find out more about UCL’s interfaith activities, please contact interfaith@ucl.ac.uk

About the Speaker

Katy Beinart

Interdisciplinary Artist

Dr Katy Beinart is an interdisciplinary artist who completed a practice-based PhD in Architectural Design at UCL’s The Bartlett in 2019. The Fabric of Faith project was part of Making Suburban Faith, a partnership between UCL and Royal Holloway University of London funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council. The exhibition My Life Is But A Weaving has been showed across London, including at UCL and Gunnersbury Park Museum.