Signifying Space - Staging the Religious in the City
Public Presentation of Global Prayers - Hangar/Umam, Beirut
In addition to an art exhibition (November 2011) and an interdisciplinary festival (February 2012) biannual workshops in the places of study are an important aspect of the Global Prayers research process. In June the international team of the cultural and research project Global Prayers – Redemption and Liberation in the City meets in Beirut. One part of the workshop, composed by internal working groups, discussions and excursions, is a public presentation.
At THE HANGAR, members of Global Prayers will present images and recordings and show how religious groups position themselves in the city through architecture, images and sounds, how everyday places are turned into religious spaces, how through religious appropriations and activities urban space is claimed, negotiated, and signified.
Signifying Spaces – Staging the Religious in the City.
Works by Surabhi Sharma, Gilles Aubry, Anne Huffschmid, Paola Yacoub and others of the Global Prayers Project will be presented at The Hangar. Anbara Abu Ayyas (Heinrich-Böll Foundation Beirut) will moderate an open discussion, critical reflection and exchange of ideas with the Global Prayers fellows, local and international scholars, artists and activists from Beirut.
GLOBAL PRAYERS – REDEMPTION AND LIBERATION IN THE CITYPublic Presentation and Discussion at THE HANGAR /UMAM,
Tuesday, June 21st, 2011 from 6–9 pm
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