What happens to scalar thinking when the analytical distinctions between global and local as well as human and non-human spaces no longer make sense, especially given the engagement with climate change and the planetary in the social sciences and humanities? These were the challenging questions that PIs Ignacio Farías and Silke Steets posed to the speakers and audience at the 5th international CRC symposium “Spatial Figures in the Anthropocene” on 5th and 6th October 2023. Scholars across regions and disciplines came together for two days of discussions, panels, coffee conversations, a metaverse animation, and a lecture performance to advance, share, and inspire thinking and activities on spatiality that address the anthropogenic impact on Earth.
“My City is a Battleground – Intersectionality and Urban Violence” | The CRC 1265’s 4th international conferenceLucie Bernroider
On 20th-21st of October the CRC 1265 held its fourth international conference, this year titled “My City is a Battleground – Intersectionality and Urban Violence”. After two years of COVID restrictions, we could finally meet in person again, which in itself provided a cause for celebration as participants pleased to mingle with new as well as familiar faces. This year’s theme followed up on the CRC’s interest in socio-spatial conflicts, looking at the way intersectional tensions accompany processes of urban spatial refiguration. Taking its inspiration from decades of research on social inequality, class struggles, migration, violence as well as from intersectional feminist work, the conference turned its attention to intersectional experiences of violence and the way conflicts manifest intersectionally in and through urban space.
„Polycontextural Spatial Arrangements“ – Eindrücke & Reflexionen der 2. Internationalen Tagung des SFB 1265Nina Meier
Am 26./27.02.2020 fand die zweite Internationale Konferenz des SFBs unter dem Titel „Polycontextural Spatial Arrangements“ an der TU Berlin statt. Nina Meier reflektiert in ihrem Bericht die verschiedenen Perspektiven, die sich aus dem Zusammenspiel von Vorträgen, Publikumsfragen und Plenumsdiskussionen ergaben und arbeitet dabei eine Auswahl an Argumentationslinien und offener Fragen mit Blick auf das Thema der „Polykontexturalität“ heraus.
The first summer school of the integrated research training group of the Collaborative Research Centre (CRC) 1265, titled “Spaces of Hope. Critical Perspectives on Spatial (Trans)Formations” took place in Berlin from the 11th to the 13th of September 2019 and brought together young researchers from all over the world. The following report gives a brief insight about the activities and research topics addressed during the summer school.