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3. February 2023

Between Reclamation and Desolation: The Spatiality of Climate Activism in Lützerath and Keyenberg

Zozan Baran Manderbach | Dr. Daniela Stoltenberg

After years of contention, Lützerath is completely demolished. In January 2023, police cleared the squatted village of climate activists near the open pit lignite mine Garzweiler II, with bulldozers following […]

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20. January 2023

Same same yet different: Erste Annäherungen an Raumbezüge von professionellen Airbnb Hosts

Christina Hecht

Viele werden sie kennen: die Werbespots von Airbnb aus dem Frühjahr 2022. Dort tauchen wir in „Airbnb Stories“ ein. Wir begleiten glückliche Urlauber:innen, sehen privat anmutende Fotos und hören stimmungsvolle […]

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6. January 2023

“Are you on this side too?”

Sung Un Gang | Brenda Strohmaier

CRC 1265 researcher Sung Un Gang in conversation with Brenda Strohmaier In the South Korean metropole of Seoul, queer people have been increasingly pushing their way into the public sphere […]

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9. December 2022

Interrogating politics of mobility from an intersectional perspective

Paula Medina-García

As ontological or theoretical insight, methodological approach, analytical perspective, ethical standpoint and political praxis, intersectionality has shed light on how the entanglements of different regimes of power (sex/gender, race, ethnicity, age, class, etc.) shape experiences, processes of becoming and social relations. However, can intersectionality also address questions of space and geography? Why is it so important to bring together intersectionality and spatiality? How can we research intersectionality in political geography? This blogpost constitutes an attempt to answer all these queries drawing from the observed potential of intersectionality to delve into personal (and political) situated experiences of mobility through space.

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2. December 2022

“My City is a Battleground – Intersectionality and Urban Violence” | The CRC 1265’s 4th international conference

Lucie 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 […]

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25. November 2022

Aesthetics of Resistance: The Ways of Spatializing Women’s Ecological Struggle in Turkey

Özden Senem Erol

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 […]

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18. November 2022

Who are these people who control the internet?

Brenda Strohmaier | Dr. René Tuma

Access to the internet has long been considered as essential as water and electricity supply; the UN declared online communication a human right several years ago. But despite its enormous social importance, not much is known about the administrative infrastructure behind it, i.e. who exactly controls the infrastructure of the net and what kind of ideas guide them. The subproject B02 “Control/Space” wants to change that, as project member René Tuma explains.

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11. November 2022

Harems: Navigating physical and intangible borders

Sanaa Asim

The mystery surrounding the harem has resulted in rumors of what life behind its high walls actually looks like. Images of beautiful women, sexual pleasure, endless overindulgence have been projected over the reality of this strictly maintained gendered space. It’s easy to dismiss its existence as an example of archaic gender boundaries which have no place in the 21st century. But why? By delving into historical reactions to the harem, we can explore how gendered spaces are constructed and how this bears on our understanding of “freedom”.

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