Title: Global Prayers: How the Academy and the Arts Circumambulate the City
Authors: De Boeck, Filip
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: Lars Müller Publishers
Series Title: Metrozones vol:13
Host Document: Global Prayers. Contemporary Manifestations of the Religious in the City. edition:1 pages:558-565
Abstract: How does the sacred –in its various guises and manifestations- resonate with urban realities, forms and imaginations, and with the ways in which urban projects, driven by the (secular) logic of the state or the neoliberal capitalist market, and urban residents themselves envisage possible futures for the city? Through an inspiring combination of academic and artistic approaches the Global Prayer platform has sought to analyse precisely these new manifestations of the religious and the sacred in urban space, as well as the different ways in which urban cultures and infrastructures mediate diverse practices, discourses and affects in the various domains of the sacred.
Description: Religious communities inscribe themselves into the cityscape not only socially and politically, but also acoustically and architecturally. Global Prayers examines the mutual influence of religion and urbanism, looking at how various forms of faith manifest themselves in the cities of the world. Photo essays, interviews, reports, scientific texts, and artistic photo spreads inquire into the making of urban religion and the production of religious urbanity.

With contributions by:
Özge Aktaş & Eda Ünlü-Yücesöy, Nezar AlSayyad, Yasmeen Arif, Adé Bantu, Jochen Becker, Sabine Bitter & Helmut Weber, Regina Bittner, Filip De Boeck, Hiba Bou Akar, Thomas Burkhalter, Ayşe Çavdar, Aryo Danusiri, Amanda Dias, Ronald DüKer & Stefanie Peter, Alexa FäRber, David Garbin, Hengameh Golestan, Gerda Heck, Anne Huffschmid, Johannes Ismaiel-Wendt, George Jose, Katrin Klingan, Stephan Lanz, Brian Larkin, Ferdinand Mbecha, Birgit Meyer, Aernout Mik, Martijn Oosterbaan, Joseph Rustom, Sandra SchäFer, Werner Schiffauer, Surabhi Sharma, Abdoumaliq Simone, David Spero, Hidayet Tuksal, Asonzeh Ukah, Camilo José Vergara, Kathrin Wildner, Paola Yacoub
ISBN: 9783037783733
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IHb
Appears in Collections:Institute for Anthropological Research in Africa

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