The Urban Sacred

How Religion Makes and Takes Place


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Touring photographic exhibition which investigates what makes religion visible in three cities: Amsterdam, Berlin and London.

Featuring the work of three German photographers Tania Reinicke, Nina Gschlößl, and Henriette Kriese (from Folkwang University of the Arts, Essen, Germany), The Urban Sacred is an invitation to engage with religious sites in the city from new and refreshing perspectives, offering lenses on urban religion that challenge much of what we take for granted.

Furthermore, it shows that these cities, commonly counted among the most secularised in the world, continue to be permeated by religion - albeit in sometimes unexpected ways.

The exhibition features images of Cross Bones Graveyard and Southwark Cathedral's Palm Sunday procession.

The exhibition was organised as part of the 'Iconic Religion' research project, led by the Center for Religious Studies at Ruhr Universität Bochum, Germany, in collaboration with researchers from Lancaster University, UK and the University of Utrecht, The Netherlands. This project investigates how religion is made visible and material in the urban landscape.

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