Making Suburban Faith

Posted on: 6th May 2016

This spring, Ealing Libraries is proud to be hosting the research project ‘Making Suburban Faith’.

The project based in West London, looks at different faiths in our local community, and how they create space, focusing in particular on architectures, material cultures, rituals, music and performance.

Ealing Libraries will be showcasing an exhibition, and a special talk - hosted by the project leaders - of their findings. Further details about both events can be found below.

Making Suburban Faith is funded by the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council. Further details about the project can be found on their website at the link below:

Making Suburban Faith: Architectures of shared space

This FREE exhibition will be hosted at Ealing Central Library between Monday 9th May until Saturday 11th June.

This exhibition showcases work undertaken by pupils from Brentside School in Ealing to design a new multi-faith building for Ealing. The students worked with academics from UCL and Royal Holloway and award winning architects Mangera Yvars.

Exhibition piece


Making Suburban Faith: Changing Places of Worship in Ealing

Join us for this FREE talk on Tuesday 17th May, from 7.00 - 8.00pm at Ealing Central Library.

This lecture discusses the changing multicultural religious landscape of Ealing drawing on the findings of the Making Suburban Faith project. The talk focuses on the impact that the eight different faiths studied for the project have had on our local communities.  

Special guest speakers from the project include: Dr Claire Dwyer (University College London), Dr Nazneen Ahmed (UCL), and Professor David Gilbert (Royal Holloway).

Prior to the talk will be a special reception between 5.30 – 6.30pm

Various lecture picture sources