Raising of the trusses based informed by craft research on historic metods.
Photo: Gunnar Almevik

Södra Råda Old Church

Research project
Active research
Project period
2010 - 2021
Project owner
Department of Conservation, The Craft Laboratory and Centre for Digital Humanities

The Södra Råda Foundation, The Swedish National Heritage Board, Heritage Board of Västra Götaland County, Västra Götaland Region

Short description

The medieval church in Södra Råda was burnt down in an act of arson in 2001, but it was decided early on that the church would be reconstructed. The reconstruction project includes practice-led craft research on medieval craftsmanship and wooden church building, but also research on digital documentation and visualization. The aim of the project is to investigate medieval building construction and working methods through full the scale reconstruction by skilled craftsmen. The digital investigation aim to digitally reconstruct and visualize the buildings whole life course through VR and AR and also to contextualise archival material in situ in this cultural-historical environment.