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Studium Generale | Wanderlust | The Art of Modern Pilgrimage - Marjo Buitelaar, Kholoud Al-Ajarma, Suzanne van der Beek and Peter Jan Margry

When:Tu 24-09-2019 20:00 - 21:30
Where:Academy Building Broerstraat 5 Groningen

Mecca, Santiago de Compostella, Jeruzalem, Père-Lachaise, Graceland... The phenomenon of pilgrimage, in all shapes and sizes, is becoming more popular all around the world, but why? Media narratives, like Hollywood movies and best seller novels, encourage people to become pilgrims and share their own stories online. Therefore, the motives of these 'modern pilgrims' are not strictly religious or spiritual, some of them don't even identify as being religious. To make it even more complicated, the stories that they share online appear to sometimes cause paradoxical situations. More Information