0 17 2013

Trees of Birth: rituals and the emergence of sacred space in Dutch Vinex-areas

Inez Schippers


In this article, I aim to explore the role of rituals in the emergence of a “sacred” space in a newly built suburban area in the Netherlands. This so-called birth forest serves as a case study to show how nature functions as a platform for ritual practice in this neighbourhood.

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