The use of churches in Europe after their desacralization
In 2019, on the initiative of the Evangelical-Augsburg Parish in Luban and the Branch of the Silesian Association of Monument Conservators, the idea of creating an international scientific conference was born. The cultural richness of the history of Upper Lusatia and Lower Silesia inspires extensive scientific research into the complexity of what remains today. This cultural heritage has not always survived, but there is no shortage of examples of its survival. Regardless of the historical period from which it has been preserved to this day, it is worth taking up this issue in the contemporary social and cultural context. Therefore, under the common theme of the European Community of Culture – European Culture Commonwealth, each year the next editions of this conference will be held. In 2019, the first edition was devoted to border and escape churches, their history of creation and transformation.
ABOUT European Culture Commonwealth
Religious and socio-political events were not only the background of trends in architecture and art, but often inspired them or influenced the direction in which they evolved.
Art, including architecture, understood as a means of transmitting ideas influencing the way they are understood, often inspired changes in the way they were received, becoming a mute world of all their complexity. For a proper understanding of art, one must understand the historical context appropriate to the moment of its creation.
The uniqueness of architectural monuments consists in perpetuating in one work the ideas of people who have left their mark on them over the centuries.