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Governing religious diversity in Berlin

Shiite procession on the day of Ashura, Berlin 2016

Shiite procession on the day of Ashura, Berlin 2016
Image Credit: Omar Kasmani

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Governing religious diversity in Berlin. Affective dynamics of in- and exclusion in urban space

Our project C03 explores the affective dynamics of inclusion and exclusion, which arise from and are tied to the non/involvement of certain religious communities in official interreligious initiatives in Berlin. It examines the kind of affective negotiations that processes of institutionalizing diversity entail, especially when it comes to establishing common sets of values and practices for diversely positioned groups. In regard to communities that are not part of official initiatives, we explore how such groups relate to inter- and intra-religious diversity and how aspirations for public and political in/visibility manifest in their material, imaginal and discursive ways of being in the city.

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