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10. November 2023

Exploring Power and Space: A Recap of the CRC 1265 Summer School

Francesca Ceola | Nicole Oetke | Zoé Perko

How is power reflected in space and how is it recreated? How can practices contribute to (re)defining power relations in different spaces? These questions and many more were discussed during the International Participatory Summer School on “Power and Space”. The school brought together scholars from four continents across a wide range of disciplines. Organized by a team of doctoral researchers of the CRC, the school took a participatory approach by combining participant-led workshops and presentations with keynotes and workshops led by activists, scholars, and artists. Within this framework, participants reflected on theories of power and space, as well as their own positionality. Through excursions in Berlin, the school moved beyond the academic space, enabling participants to experience physical and political spaces in the city.

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20. Mai 2020

Corona Multiple

Dr. Jannik Schritt

In a context of global inequality, the ontological status of the SARS-CoV-2 virus changes according to the socio-technical network into which it is integrated. Jannik Schritt discusses how the virus travels and translates around the globe in context-specific ways producing different effects and exacerbating pre-existing inequalities. In light of the context-specific transformations of the virus, the question is whether a global standardized approach of isolation and lockdown that builds on a decontextualized equivalence construction is apt to manage the pandemic.

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6. Mai 2020

Nur weil wir es tun müssen, heißt das nicht, dass es richtig ist: warum #stayathome nicht zu einem moralischen Imperativ und soziale Isolation nicht zu einer Gewöhnung werden sollte

Prof. Dr. Talja Blokland | Daniela Krüger | Robert Vief

Talja Blokland, Daniela Krüger und Robert Vief untersuchen die derzeit unter Corona entstehenden Einschränkungen der Möglichkeiten soziale Unterstützung zu erhalten. Sie argumentieren, dass die politischen Maßnahmen zur Eindämmung des Virus die Art und Weise regulieren, wie wir miteinander in Kontakt treten und mit anderen Menschen kommunizieren. Auf der Grundlage repräsentativer Umfrageergebnisse aus vier verschiedenen Berliner Stadtvierteln zeigen sie, dass noch vor einem Jahr (1) die Mehrheit der Befragten drängenden Problemen mittels face-to-face Kommunikation begegnete – und zwar mehrheitlich außerhalb ihrer Wohnung; sowie, dass (2) die Reduzierung der Kommunikation auf den digitalen Austausch mit hohen Kosten verbunden ist und die Begegnung in persona nicht ersetzen kann.

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23. April 2020

Why “Now” is an Important Moment in History: Corona and the Re-Figured Mobility of the World

Ayham Dalal

The spread of coronavirus since early 2020 has put many of us at home. Suddenly, the streams of bustling mobility across the globe have stopped. In this blog post, Ayham Dalal reflects on how transportation and mobility re-figured the world. Tracing their impact in the formation of unequal and asymmetric geographies, he puts two less-visible worlds in conversation with each other: “overly connected” and “overly isolated” ones. Using his personal experience of transiting between both, the article aims to show how the global growth and expansion of mobility networks privileged some and hindered others, thus producing unequal geographies and distorted imaginaries. In this historical moment, the article addresses the impact of extensive mobility on the re-figuration of spaces and urges to revisit the potentials of dwelling as counter-practice for a more just and livable future.

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22. April 2020

Stadt und Menschenansammlungen in Zeiten des Coronavirus: Anmerkungen zu Brasilien.

Robertha Georgya de Barros e Silva

Robertha Barros und Paulo Victor Melo schreiben über soziale Ungleichheit in Brasilien in Zeiten der Corona-Krise. Sie plädieren dafür, die Krise als Chance zum Umverteilen und Umdenken zu nutzen.

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