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.
Die Hashtags #HambiBleibt und #LütziBleibt wurden zu Losungen des Protests gegen den Braunkohleabbau im Rheinischen Revier. Hier erklärt die Kommunikationswissenschaftlerin Daniela Stoltenberg, wie sich die Bewegung die Sozialen Netzwerke zunutze macht, welche Parallelen es zum indigenen Aktivismus in den USA gibt – und weshalb die Aufmerksamkeit, die in den digitalen Medien erzielt wird, nicht immer im Sinne der Betroffenen vor Ort ist.
The environmental movement of Turkey has three decades of history. A culture of resistance was transferred from the first women's ecological resistance that attracted attention in the Bergama peasant movement to today's struggling women. One of the areas of resistance discussed in this article is the Mount Ida (Kazdağları) Resistance, which is one of the most reported ecological struggles in the press in recent years in Turkey.  Global companies came to this significant area, within the borders of Turkey's Marmara and Aegean regions, to search for gold with cyanide and destroy some regions with the state's approval. Resistance temporarily stopped the destruction and cutting of trees in the area.