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19. August 2022

Kirschen, Politik und Refiguration von Räumen

Linda Hering | Lara Espeter

Gästen zeigt man gern etwas Besonderes und je nachdem wo ihre Interessen liegen, rangieren die ausgewählten Orte von Museen, Shoppingmalls, historischen Innenstädten, beeindruckenden Naturreservaten bis hin zum neuesten 5-Sterne-Restaurant. Unsere […]

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6. August 2022

“It is not possible to study space without exchanging ideas” — An Interview with CRC 1265 guest researcher Olena Kononenko on her life and research in Kyiv and Berlin

Olena Kononenko has been a guest researcher at the CRC 1265 since mid-May 2022. With Lucie Bernroider and Sarah Etz, she spoke about Kyiv’s past, present and future, similarities and differ-ences between Kyiv and Berlin, her experiences at the CRC 1265 and her hopes for future returns – to both Kyiv and Berlin

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27. April 2022

Covid-19 und Putins refigurierter Verhandlungstisch

David Joshua Schröder | Volkan Sayman

Der Verfall europäischer Demokratie in rechtspopulistische Autokratie wurde zu Recht als reaktionäres Resultat einer spannungsreichen Konfrontation zwischen einer neuen Logik globaler Vernetzung und einer alten Logik nationaler Territorialität gedeutet. Sei […]

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15. April 2022

Smart, Fortified, and Shifting Borders. Recent Developments in Borders and Border Control.

Dr. Fabian Gülzau

Territorial borders and border control are back on the political agenda. Globalization has not led to a world without borders. On the contrary, states have expanded the bordering function by fortifying borders, externalizing border control, and introducing digital “smart borders.” This blog post provides an overview of recent trends in borders and border control. The special issue “Borders as Places of Control. Fixing, Shifting, and Reinventing State Borders” of the journal Historical Social Research expands on these considerations.

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13. März 2022

Refigurierte Raumkontrolle

David Joshua Schröder

Am Kottbusser Tor soll eine sogenannte mobile Wache errichtet werden. Sieht man mal von den immer häufiger an öffentlichen Plätzen campierenden Mannschaftswagen der Polizei ab, die ebenso als mobile Wachen […]

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11. Februar 2022

Wandelndes Klima, wachsende Zäune: Wie Klimaflucht, Konflikte und Grenzbefestigungen zusammenhängen

Kristina Korte

Im November 2020 verwüstete der Wirbelsturm Eta Zentralamerika. Einige Monate später erzählt ein Zeitungsartikel die Geschichte von Byron, einem Familienvater aus Guatemala, dessen Dorf überschwemmt wurde und der daraufhin in […]

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24. Januar 2022

Present, Future: Shades of (COVID) Nostalgia | March 2020 – May 2021

Merav Kaddar

The outbreak of COVID-19 provoked a myriad of intriguing sentiments among my friends, me, and others, including a cringey fascination and an ambivalent kind of Eros brought on by the feeling of doomsday. These sentiments changed rapidly into sheer fear and anxiety of the sinister and unfamiliar present time (and future) and provided fertile ground for the emergence and enhancement of nostalgic feelings and practices. Nostalgia (from Greek – nóstos: homecoming, álgos: pain, ache) is defined as missing the past and clinging to it in an idealized and nonjudgmental manner. As such, nostalgia acts many times as a way to cope with a crisis-ridden reality, when the individual yearns for the past — perceived as “simple” — in the face of a chaotic and incomprehensible present. 

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12. November 2021

Automating vehicles is a solution for … what? Five theses concerning automation, public spaces and public involvement in an emerging technology

Volkan Sayman

In this article, I will present five theses concerning the ongoing race for bringing automated vehicles on public roads. Some of my theses are quite disillusioning, some provide hope for a […]

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