RESURRECTION OF ST DUNSTAN IN THE EAST CHURCH GARDEN
by Nikol Kaso
Everywhere the eyes turn, one could see the ruins traceable to different cultures and tales of ancient times to be preserved. Is it possible to get inspired by these ruins to the extent that one could delineate contemporary stories from them? My proposal for St Dunstan in the East aims to embrace the significance and meaning embedded within the ruins while giving them a second ‘life’ through the notion of ‘reuse’. Any abandoned space is devoid of life and, it is brought to life when the pulse of a human being extends over it. This is something my proposal of reviving St. Dunstan aims at doing. A new intervention with the intention of reviving life back in the ruins would operate with an approach of differentiation and responding to current needs. Moreover, it would still be felt in continuum with the historical narrative of the building. The idea of resurrecting the church is coupled with the aim of providing a safe space for the homeless of New Horizon Youth Centre and ensure provision of a launching pad for them to enter the practical world through a cushioned environment. I plan on ascertaining this through the Community Garden and Cafeteria.