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14-11-2013 to 16-11-2013 | Berlin

The Global Prayers Congress

Concluding project event at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin.

The city is not an areligious space. This is demonstrated by all of the insights gained through the international, interdisciplinary project global prayers. redemption and liberation in the city. Rather, it is in the global metropolises that new religious movements are finding the fertile cultural, political, and economic ground in which to take root. In the dynamic life of the city, religion, too, is in constant motion. New religious groups are subverting the traditional order and hierarchies of urban society. Powerful religious economies and a new kind of religious mainstream are establishing themselves in the heart of the city.

In its concluding event, global prayers will set its analyses within current theoretical and methodological approaches aimed at the postcolonialization and decentering of both urban studies and the arts. In discussions, presentations, film as well as spatial installations, academics and artists will explore current manifestations of the religious in the global city. Under the catchphrase “decolonize research,” they will illuminate pitfalls, methods, and theoretical and practical implications of academic and artistic research. A special focus will be placed on the performance of artistic research.

Published: 08.10.2013