- An Invisible MonumentRecently, I was in Vlissingen, the Netherlands, and took a walk along the “Green Boulevard.” This walking and cycling route goes along the Westerschelde from the train station to the center of Vlissingen. Along the way, there are several monuments that recall the Battle of the Schelde that took place there in 1944. I was not looking for war monuments, however, but for a certain environmental monument.
- Inclusive rituals?Rituals are both inclusive and exclusive. How can we fruitfully think about the inclusivety of rituals?
- Ritual, technology, and ritual techniquesCulture moves beyond text. That at least is what the Berlin philosopher Sybille Krämer and the Berlin art historian Horst Bredekamp argued in their 2003 German article, later translated as ‘Culture, technology, cultural techniques: Moving beyond text’. When I reread this article on the occasion of IRiLiS’ thirtieth anniversary, my attention fell mainly on the word ‘technology’ in the title.