After Church

After Church

Church of the Transfiguration, Buffalo; closed in 1993.
Church of the Transfiguration, Buffalo; closed in 1993.

After Church is a research project studying processes of closure, abandonment and transformation at places of worship and ritual sites. Ritual sites have life histories. After they are conceived, they grow, undergo transformations, and eventually die. Sometimes they, or parts of them, are recycled. I am studying church buildings and other sacred sites that have been abandoned or radically transformed, and the consequent stories, emotions and responses that these processes occasion.

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