The Altar of the Dead: a Temporary Space for Memory and Meaning in the Contemporary Urban Landscape

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Abstract

The week following Halloween in 2006, a cultural event called ‘The altar of the dead’ was held in an urban park in the centre of the Swedish city of Malmö. Encouraging people to contemplate a deceased loved one by leaving gifts, by reciting poems, or simply by reminiscing at a confessionless altar placed in the public park, this event invited an inquiry into the relation between nature, space, and the sacred paying heed to people’s diverse cultures, religious beliefs and practices.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNature, Space and the Sacred:transdiciplinary perspectives
PublisherAshgate
ISBN (Print)978-0-7546-6686-8
Publication statusPublished - 2009

Bibliographical note

The information about affiliations in this record was updated in December 2015.
The record was previously connected to the following departments: Theoretical and Applied Aesthetics (011036008)

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Design

Free keywords

  • roadside memorials
  • ritual
  • death
  • private
  • spontaneous memorials
  • altar of the dead
  • praesentia
  • sacred
  • public
  • profane

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