Welcome to Beauty Ever New, a podcast about Catholic Art and Architecture. Our name is inspired by a celebrated phrase from St. Augustine where he laments his late arrival into the splendor of God’s truth. We invite you to join us as we have conversations with artists, architects, musicians, fundraisers, scholars and more, about how to bring beauty into our churches and communities. If you are a seminarian, a priest or bishop, a committee member in your parish, or a parishioner who wonders Sunday after Sunday, why your church looks a certain way, then we hope you will join us, this podcast is made for you.
32: Kate Marin - Professional Sculptor
You can contact Kate via the links below.
31: N-C : When AI robots design your church
The future is here, it is just unevenly distributed.
Automation is a reality, and a growing part of the design and construction world. In this episode Chris lobs topics, or aspects of design and construction at Rafa and he gives his best "mid 2021" guess as to if it can, will never be, or already is automatable.
Then we talk about the virtues and vices of art that is "created" by an AI or a non-human intelligence, if that is even a thing.
If you had to choose between a perfect, super affordable, machine made design, or a flawed, expensive, man-made one, which would you choose? What value does a human made object obtain from it's creator?
HT: cover art made with Image from Andrea De Santis on Unsplash.
30: N-C : A Catholic Way of Building
We received a great question from Ricardo, courtesy of the Catholic Gentleman podcast, on architecture in Latin America and guidelines for Sacred Architecture.
Is there a Catholic way of building? What is the building block of western civilization? How do we return to an architecture of place?
Firm I mention at the end: Estudio Urbano. Link to a lecture they gave on new urbanism below:
The Art of Making Places: A Panel Discussion on Ciudad Cayalá & Herencia de Allende - The Institute of Classical Architecture and Art
29: R-T : What will churches look like in the Metaverse?
What started with a conversation on the future of architecture...what sould churches look like, what should we base designs on and of course how did we get here...reached a higher gear when Ryan dropped the metaverse bomb. Join Chris, Rafa and Ryan on a wide ranging conversation on the future of church architecture.
Special Guest: Ryan Trusell.
28: N-C : Patience and Architecture
What is the connection between patience and architecture? Could we build a Cathedral that takes 800 years to construct? In the quest to build beautiful churches again, patience will play a pivotal role.
N-C: Hospitality and Architecture
What does hospitality have to do with architecture? With the liturgy? With church campus design? in this Non-Cathedra segment Rafa discusses the connection between hospitality and architecture, and how love and care is conveyed through thoughtful designs.