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POP-UP CHURCH

Since the Middle Ages, churches have been considered grand buildings designed to inspire awe in the faithful through their architecture and decorations. These traditional houses of worship often reflect the wealth and power of the institution while serving as places of prayer and devotion. In today’s world, where flexibility and mobility are becoming increasingly important, a new concept is emerging in the religious landscape: the Pop-Up Church.

The Pop-Up Church stands out from traditional church buildings due to its flexibility. It can be set up in a short amount of time and placed in various locations, whether in a city park, at a festival, or in a shopping center. This mobility allows spiritual experiences to be brought to where people are, rather than waiting for people to come to the church.

A central aspect of the Pop-Up Church is its groundedness. Unlike the often overwhelming grandeur of traditional churches, it emphasizes simplicity and accessibility. This modesty enables a closer connection with people and addresses their needs. The Pop-Up Church can serve as a place for dialogue, community, and mutual support, adapting to the everyday lives of individuals.

Despite its temporary nature, the Pop-Up Church conveys a sense of comfort. The tent-like design of the Pop-Up Church creates an inviting atmosphere where visitors can feel safe and welcome. By intentionally foregoing grandeur and pomp, the focus is shifted to what is essential: spiritual encounters and togetherness.

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To create these images I worked with Vizcom AI and Adobe Photoshop.

2024

PORTFOLIO