Parasites - Refference
This series has been a huge reference throughout my research. This projects aim is to indirectly design anthropology not just observe it, and Grayson is a mantra for understand the design of a religion, and that all behaviours where rule set by an individual for the greater good of a community.
Grayson Perry will explore the landmark events in all of our lives – birth, coming of age, marriage and death – and try to reinvent them for our modern secular age. He’ll be travelling the world for inspiration, spending time with communities in the Amazon, Indonesia and Japan to see how they treat these great moments. Back home Grayson will collaborate with British families to devise rites of passage ceremonies that will mark a genuine milestone in their lives.
Grayson believes in the power of ritual to help us make sense of our lives, and thinks we are in danger of losing our way when it comes to marking those important moments today. Religions all have their rituals – weddings, funerals, christenings– but the UK is now one of the most secular countries in the world, so they don’t always resonate with everyone. At their worst, they can feel empty and impersonal. And in a modern Britain of divorce, blended families and gay marriage, the traditional ceremonies don’t always fit with the way we actually live our lives.