GP Congress • 16.11.
1 PM - PRODUCTION PROCESSES
Film screenings of artistic explorations that have arisen within the framework of the global prayers project.
Die Essenz der Realität / The Essence of Reality
R: Peter Ott, D 2013, 58 min, English subtitles
Elke Marhöfer, Mikhail Lylov, D 2013, 16mm transferred to video, 45 min, sound, no language, English intertitles, work in progress
3 PM - STRIPPED RELIGION INDUSTRIES
Discussion with the author of the seminal study "Learning from Las Vegas. The Forgotten Symbolism of Architectural Form" (1972), Denise Scott Brown (architect, Philadephia) & Marloes Janson (anthropologist, London) about the Lagos Religious Camp Strip.
Moderation: Jochen Becker (curator, Berlin)
4 PM - RELIGIOUS METROPOLITAN MAINSTREAM
New middle-class forms of religion and religious economies establish themselves in urban spaces. Contributions from various metropolises will examine the associated changes in the social, architectural, and political landscapes of these cities.
Religious Metropolitan Mainstream: An Introduction
Stephan Lanz (urban researcher, Berlin)
Leisurely Islam: Morality & Geography in Beirut
Mona Harb (urban researcher, Beirut)
Elevated Landscapes of “Veiling” in Istanbul: Socio-spatial Practices of Muslim Women in Everyday Life
Eda Ünlü-Yücesoy (urban sociologist, Istanbul)
Do-It-Yourself Gospel Ministry:Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministeries’ Use of “Spiritual Insecticide” to Empower its Adherents in Lagos
Marloes Janson (anthropologist, London)
The Dynamics of Managing a Modern Islamic Organization: A Case Study of Nasrul-Lahi-l-Fatih Society of Nigeria
Mustapha Adebayo Bello (Islam scholar, Lagos)
Moderation: Werner Schiffauer (anthropologist, Berlin)
7 PM - DECOLONIZING RESEARCH
Academics, artists, and practitioners will report on their production of knowledge and insight. In dialogues, they will shed light on questions of representation, points of view, approaches, and methodologies of research.
Table talks with, among others: Peter Ott (Filmemacher filmmaker, Basel/ Stuttgart), Lokman Slim (journalist, Beirut), Marloes Janson (anthropologist, London), Mustapha Adebayo Bello (Islam scholar, Lagos), Grada Kilomba (author and gender theorist, Berlin), Filip de Boeck (anthropologist, Leuven), Christian
Nowatzky (Pastor and head of the “Berlin Project,” Berlin), Sabrina Dittus (filmmaker, Berlin), Christine Hentschel (urban sociologist, Berlin), Köken Ergun (filmmaker, Berlin/Istanbul)
Commentaries: Encarnación Gutiérrez Rodríguez (sociologist, Gießen), Manuela Bojadžijev (European ethnologist, Berlin)