Workshop for Young Digital Talents

Posted on: October 20th, 2022 by wrenEditor

The workshops will bring together 8-18 year olds to use their imagination, gaming and digital stills and dream up new ways to learn about the history of old churches and look after them. Can artificial intelligence come up with new ways to visualise how these churches were built hundreds of years ago and how the great fire and other events impacted on their condition?

The first workshop will bring together a range of weird and wonderful ideas.

The second will select a handful of these and explore ways to develop them in practice, with the help of conservation experts and researchers.

This project forms part of the Wren300 Square Mile Churches programme which is being undertaken by the London Diocesan Fund and partly funded by The National Lottery Heritage Fund.

 

Heritage Asset Management and Conservation Methods Networking Events

Posted on: October 20th, 2022 by wrenEditor

Three networking events will bring together church asset managers, conservation specialists and researchers to review tools and techniques for managing heritage church assets.

The first event will focus on identifying the needs for managing assets and good working practices.

The second event will provide an overview of available digital technology and the forefront of research to highlight opportunities for enhancing current working practices.

The final event of the series will outline the guidance needed to improve skills and working practices to help asset managers increase efficiency and reduce costs.

This project forms part of the Wren300 Square Mile Churches programme which is being undertaken by the London Diocesan Fund and partly funded by The National Lottery Heritage Fund.

 

Digitising Stone Construction

Posted on: October 19th, 2022 by wrenEditor

Stone churches, buildings and bridges have were built hundreds of years ago and have stood the test of time. Through combining digital technology with traditional skills, the new Digital Stone Construction Sector offers a new alternative to sustainable, resilient and beautiful structures.

The talk will reveal pictures of a fascinating project in Tanzania and show how stone bridges are built. It will also set out ways digital technology is currently being adapted for reviving the sector for the 21st century.

This project forms part of the Wren300 Square Mile Churches programme which is being undertaken by the London Diocesan Fund and partly funded by The National Lottery Heritage Fund.