On any college campus, various academic disciplines are somewhat separated. But twice a semester, Notre Dame’s Center for the Study of Religion and Society hosts presentations as part of the Colloquium on the Interdisciplinary Study of Religion to unite scholars from diverse fields. The Center will host one of these presentations, titled “Beyond Coping: Pentecostalism in Prison in Rio de Janiero,” on Friday. The speaker, Dr. Andrew Johnson, a former visiting scholar at Princeton University, will present on his research about religion at the margins of society, specifically the Pentecostalism movement and its presence among prisoners in Rio de Janiero, Rae Hoffman, center program coordinator said. The presentations, although focused on topics related to religious studies, also offer useful information not only for those looking to study religion but also for those wishing to participate in social research, Hoffman said. “They also talk about how they do their research and different aspects of their research, so I think for anyone that wants to do research it’s good to come and listen to the speakers to get a feel for how others do it,” Hoffman said. Every colloquium has a different topic, ranging from the idea of science versus religion to investigations of hookup culture on college campuses, she said. “I think there should be different topics all of the time so it reaches all of the audience, and it’s not just the same thing over and over again. It brings more of a crowd,” Hoffman said. The colloquium began to bring together different disciplines, she said. “[We hold them] so that communication across the disciplines becomes better, and also it’s a place for the graduate students to kind of network and get to know other graduate students in other departments,” Hoffman said. The Center for the Study of Religion and Society hopes to include all disciplines in these discussions on topics related to the study of religion, Hoffman said. “The majority of them right now are coming from the sociology department,” she said. “Our ideal is to have grad students and faculty come from sociology history, political science, theology.” Contact Caitlin Sisk at [email protected]
The home was a historic Queenslander.Associate professor at University of Queensland Antony Moulis said creative solutions would be needed as more people move to the inner-city.“We call it an infill development, it is about finding these spaces in the city where elements can be added in discreet ways,” Mr Moulis said.It was built to the side of a corner block home in Brisbane’s West End on an interwar period house that is protected by a character overlay.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus18 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market18 hours ago The single room design can be used in a variety of different ways.The ‘One room’ design is an open layout so that people can find many different uses for the space to suit their needs.“It could be a studio, it could be a recreational space, it could be a home office,” he said. University of Queensland one room towerThe One Room Tower was built last year and since its construction it has been used to inspire builders and architects on the possibilities in the inner city.(Photos courtesy of Christopher-Frederick-Jones) Infill developments could help us better use our booming inner-city suburbs.While there are protections on the development on many historic inner city homes in Australia’s capital cities, many historic Queenslander homes have been raised up to increase space.While this might be allowed even under restrictive protections and character overlays, he said it changed the look of historic homes.“What the raising of the house does is it tends to drastically change the form of the house and create a full two storey home,” he said.“It is not necessarily keeping the character of the Queenslander house.”The infill developments could be used as a way to increase the space on a property, while still keeping historic homes in their original form. FUTURE LIVING: A single room home could be a blueprint for how we live in our popular suburbs in the future.AN AWARD winning house in Brisbane could be the answer to increasing density in our inner-city suburbs without destroying character. The One Room Tower is a creative extension built next to a character home in Brisbane’s West End. The clever design and creative use of the small amount of space resulted in the team behind it winning the 2018 Brisbane House of the Year at the Australia Institute of Architects’ 2018 Queensland Regional Architecture Awards. The design and construction was the work of researchers and alumni from UQ Architecture and Phorm architecture+design.