Meet the Team
The Spaces of Hope team has been drawn together through the variety of projects and relationships that have been built in the last five years. We each bring our different skills and experience to the team, allowing us to play different roles in curating Spaces of Hope. We have given you a little introduction to our work below, but we are also happy for you to get in touch and ask us more about what we do. There is a contact form at the bottom of the page, so by all means drop us a note.
Matthew is the Founder of Spaces of Hope. Matthew has spent the last 10 years building Spaces of Hope, combining his personal story with professional practice, to understand more about how we shape the environments we live in, through the things that we believe in and value most. Matthew has secured a Bachelors degree in Environmental Science, and a Masters degree in Environmental Politics. Most recently Matthew is building Spaces of Hope through his PhD at Goldsmiths Uni London, offering a new model for faith based organisation and his Fellowship with the Royal Society of Arts for his work facilitating social change and building social movements. Matthew's work is highly relational, interdisciplinary and explores how the beliefs at the root of who we are, are expressed through the fruit of what we do. Matthew has built Spaces of Hope to be sensitive to different scales, different Beliefs Values and Worldviews and different practices, so whatever it is that you care about about, Matthew can use Spaces of Hope to help you.
Chris has been working in the fields of public theology, social policy and urban geography for over 20 years. Chris has published widely and has a strong international reputation for his work, including Re-imaging Religion and Belief, a Philosophy of Christian Materialism and his current work on the role of Beliefs, Values and Worldviews at Work. Chris is Director of the William Temple Foundation as well Professor of Religion and Public Life at Goldsmiths, University of London and this spectrum of interests and commitments is what motivates him to be one of our Spaces of Hope Directors.