Art

Faith

Community

Food

Photography

Flavours

Religion

Society

Book

Film

Project

Spiritual

Wellbeing

Laura Cuch

UCL

THE PROJECT

Spiritual Flavours is a collaborative arts project with members of different faith communities in the area of Ealing and Hanwell, who contribute recipes that they relate to their spirituality and religious practices. Through interviews and cooking sessions, the project pays attention to affective relationships with food, as a vehicle to explore ideas about inheritance, tradition and belief. These sessions are the basis of a 'multi-faith' cookery photo book and a short film.

THE ARTIST

Laura Cuch is a documentary and fine art photographer who has joined the project ‘Making Suburban Faith’ to undertake a practice-led Ph.D. where she employs photography and film to explore the domestic material cultures of faith in suburbia, with a particular focus on food and foodways.

www.lauracuch.com

MAKING SUBURBAN FAITH

Making Suburban Faith is a research project funded by the AHRC as a part of its Connected Communities programme, and is a collaboration between the Geography Departments of UCL and Royal Holloway. The project explores the ways in which suburban faith communities create space focusing on architectures, material cultures, rituals, music and performance. The project is based in Ealing in West London and focuses on diverse faith community case studies selected to represent different faith and migration traditions. These include a synagogue, a Sri Lankan Hindu Temple, a mosque, a Sikh Gurdwara, an Anglican church, a multicultural Roman Catholic church and an ethnically diverse Pentecostal church.

www.makingsuburbanfaith.org

A multi-faith dish cooked by the participants of the film Spiritual Flavours.