In the Making: Notre Dame Truss Project
Thursday, November 4, 2021 from 7:00 - 8:00 pm ET
Live streamed from North Bennet Street School
Earlier this year our second-year Preservation Carpentry students were invited to participate in the experience of a lifetime: recreating truss #6 of the damaged Notre Dame Cathedral as part of an educational project created by Handshouse Studio. They spent nearly two weeks on the idyllic Catholic University campus working with timber framers from all over the country, using medieval carpentry techniques to build a recreation of the truss from the ground up.
Join us for an audiovisual tour of their time spent within this community of timber framers: each of them leaving their homes to answer the call, working day and night in the sweltering humidity and buggy grass, and honoring the methods of early timber framers and be a part of this international experience.
This conversation is part of In the Making, a public programs series where we connect with a range of new voices, fields, and perspectives. Learn more about In the Making, and view a full list of participants, at the series homepage here.