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

  • Inez Schippers Tilburg University

Abstract


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.

Author Biography

Inez Schippers, Tilburg University

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.

Published
06-Dec-2013
How to Cite
Schippers, Inez. 2013. “Trees of Birth: Rituals and the Emergence of Sacred Space in Dutch Vinex-Areas”. FORUM: University of Edinburgh Postgraduate Journal of Culture & The Arts, no. 17 (December). http://www.forumjournal.org/article/view/686.
Section
Articles