Global Prayers, Celebrations for Santa Muerte, Mexico City, Photo: Anne-Huffschmid
Global Prayers, Missing the Place, Sevgi Ortaç, 2011, film still, © Promo
Global Prayers, RCCG (Redeemed Christian Church of God) Prayers Camp, Lagos, Photo: Sabine Bitter / Helmut Weber
Global Prayers, The Fold, Aryo Danusiri, 2011, film still, © Promo
Global Prayers, Video installation SPEAKING IN TONGUES, Aernout Mik, Photo: Marcus Lieberenz

Nov 14–16, 2013

The Global Prayers Congress

Faith in the City

Lectures, discussions, film screenings

Nov 14–16, 2013

The city is not an areligious space. This is shown by all of the insights gained through the international, interdisciplinary project Global Prayers. Erlösung und Befreiung in der Stadt.

In discussions, presentations, and film and 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.

The exhibition Speaking in Tongues by the Dutch artist Aernout Mik will open The Global Prayers Congress.

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Academic Director: Stephan Lanz (Europa-Universität Viadrina)
Artistic Director: Jochen Becker (metroZones)
Coordinator of Arts and Sciences: Kathrin Wildner (metroZones)
Curator and Head of Project HKW: Katrin Klingan
Academic Advisor: Gerda Heck (Europa-Universität Viadrina)
Project Coordination: Evi Chantzi, Bettina Knaup (HKW)