Boston's Hidden Sacred Spaces is a collaboration between sociologist Wendy Cadge, architectural historian Alice Friedman, and photographer Randall Armor.
This project emerged, in part, from Professor Cadge’s collaborations with Professor Friedman and the late Karla Johnson, AIA, Principal, Johnson Roberts Associates, whose shared projects included Sacred Space in a Secular Nation of Believers, an exploratory seminar at the Radcliffe Institute; Multi-Faith Spaces, an online collection of case studies, design resources, and readings; and Spiritual Spaces, a database of religious buildings on college campuses.
WENDY CADGE is a Professor in the Sociology Department at Brandeis University. She is the author of Paging God: Religion in the Halls of Medicine, Heartwood: The First Generation of Theravada Buddhism in America and is a co-editor of Religion on the Edge: De-Centering and Re-Centering the Sociology of Religion.
Wendy is currently working on a series of new projects about religion and spirituality in public institutions including port and maritime contexts, airports, and the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. During the 2016-17 academic year, she is a Visiting Scholar with the Work and Organization Studies Group at the Sloan School of Management at MIT. Her exploration of Boston’s hidden sacred spaces is part of a broader project focused on chaplains in the greater Boston area historically and in the present. Contact Wendy directly at email@example.com. and visit her website at http://wendycadge.com.
As Grace Slack McNeil Professor of the History of American Art at Wellesley College, ALICE FRIEDMAN is interested in building an interdisciplinary, feminist approach to architecture through research, teaching, and public education. She is the author most recently of American Glamour and the Evolution of American Architecture and Women and the Making of the Modern House. Her research and teaching focus on modern architecture and the history of design in the United States. She is particularly concerned with the social and cultural history of architecture, with an emphasis on issues of gender, patronage, and the history of taste, both in the United States and in Europe, 1750 to the present.
RANDALL ARMOR is a longtime Boston-based commercial photographer and educator. A former advertising photographer for Filenes and other corporate and technology clients, he has directed career certification programs at Boston University Center for Digital Imaging Arts and at New England School of Photography. In recent years, he has intensified his pursuit of what he calls "Road Work", an eclectic mashup of street, travel and documentary photography. His pictures have appeared in group and solo exhibitions throughout the region, and his essays about making a life and a living as a photographer appear on Petapixel, a leading photography blog. Contact Randy directly at firstname.lastname@example.org, and visit his website to see more of his work. http://www.armorfoto.com