globalPrayers.Saloon #6, 20.8.2012: Faith is the Place. The Urban Cultures of Global Prayers – Book Launch

Monday, 8.30 pm, b_books Buchhandlung, Lübbener Str. 14, 10997 Berlin Kreuzberg.

Event in English.

The publication Faith is the Place has emerged out of the traveling exhibition the Urban Cultures of Global Prayers, creating knowledge and experiences of religious movements in urban space, generated with the means of artistic research. Within Faith is the Place, the contributions presented in the exhibition by artists from eleven countries are complimented with further research results and alternate with essays on city and religion, on art and science.

Faith is the Place offers a differentiated view on the connections between urban cultures and religious practices, between the promise of salvation and social liberation.

Based on close cooperation between artistic and scientific researchers Faith is the Place explores how the new policies, economies, and cultures of faith in urban spaces are operating. It also highlights the pictures and sounds, spaces, and practices created by the religious in the light of globalisation.

On the occasion of the book launch, Bärbel Högner (photographer/ethnologist) and Christiane Müller-Lobeck (journalist) will present their reading impressions of the book and discuss them with the audience.

More info about the book Faith is the Place. The Urban Cultures of Global Prayers.