Life with Durham Cathedral: A Laboratory of Community, Experience and Building (Hardcover)
An ethnographic account of daily life in Durham Cathedral, this book examines the processes of negotiation and change between a community and their cathedral. Focusing on the role of sound, light, time, space, building and dwelling, the author argues that Durham Cathedral is much more than just cannot merely be a backdrop to everyday life. Rather, through the constant processes of negotiation and change, it is a fully engaged participant in the daily lives of those who use Durham Cathedral. As such, it is not a place in which life happens, but a place with which life happens.
Arran J. Calvert has published on the topics of space, time, singing and LEGO building. His current research explores the relationships with deep time that exist in a former mining village in County Durham.