Lectures, Research Reports, Video, Photography
Religious communities create new material spaces in the cities: colossal churches in Lagos, Islamic gated communities in Istanbul and architectural blueprints for a multi-denominational city center in Beirut are just some of the examples. The participants explore forms, blueprints and realizations of urban spaces purportedly pleasing to God and pose questions regarding utopias, heterotopias and topographiesin the city.
With Ayşe Çavdar (Journalist, Istanbul), Sevgi Ortaç (Artist, Istanbul), Joseph Rustom (Architect, Beirut, Berlin), Asonzeh Ukah (Religious Scientist, Bayreuth, Lagos), Jens Wenkel (Filmmaker, Berlin, Lagos).
Moderator: Regina Bittner (Cultural Scientist, Dessau)