global prayers / HKW
what: book design
where: berlin, world
at the end of several years reaching project “global prayers – redemption and liberation in the city” (hkw, metrozones, viadrina university of frankfurt, and others), we designed the final publication. a mix of scientific, political and artistic united positions show a complex light on the importance of new religious movements in urban contexts raises. a standard work.
information on the project by the curators:”global prayers – redemption and liberation in the city” is an interdisciplinary research project, that investigates new manifestations of the religious in urban space and the influence of urban cultures on the religious. in making use of collaborations between art and science-based researchers, global prayers takes a new approach to exploring the images and sounds, spaces and practices that the religious adopts in the age of globalization. it creates trans-regional networks and advances interdisciplinary approaches. since may 2010, over 20 academics and artists from more than ten countries have been working on case studies in eight of the world’s metropolises: lagos, rio de janeiro, mumbai, istanbul, beirut, jakarta, kinshasa, and berlin.
the project was initiated in 2009 by academics, curators and artists affiliated with the project agency metrozones e.v., the global prayers project is a joint endeavor of the haus der kulturen der welt and the europa-universität viadrina. global prayers is a project at the forum transregionale studien. the project is coproduced by the heinrich-böll-stiftung, the goethe-institute, and the ngbk.”