While the corona pandemic is spreading globally transgressing all borders, territories are being closed down in a radical way. And while on the one hand we are trying to convert our private and professional social relations to digital media communication, we find ourselves largely limited by the regulations of our governments to the living spaces of our households and the most minimal social contact (without closing them completely).
COVID-19 stellt das gesamte gesellschaftliche Leben auf den Kopf und zeigt sich aktuell besonders deutlich im Lebensmitteleinzelhandel. Der Beitrag beleuchtet die Spannungen, die sich an unseren Einkaufsorten ergeben, wenn aufgrund der erhöhten Hygiene- und Schutzmaßnahmen der Supermarkt nun nicht mehr als Erlebnisort, sondern vor allem als Versorgungsort fungiert.
Using the concept of refiguration, Hubert Knoblauch and Martina Löw are initiating a first analysis of communicative action at times of corona pandemic.
From October 2019 till February 2020 Letteria G. Fassari was Visiting Fellow at the Collaborative Research Centre 1265. In this interview conducted at the end of her stay, she gives insights into her time at the CRC and her impressions of the city of Berlin.
As Shmuel Eisenstadt notes in his work Japanese Civilization, the Land of the Rising Sun has a special attraction for comparative sociology. For Japanese society combines an - from a Western point of view - exotic culture and a highly technological civilization that has made and continues to make its own way into modernity.
Martin Schinagl reflektiert im Nachgang seiner Feldforschung über Stadtplanung in New York City über eine Stadt der Widersprüche und Extreme sowie ihre Entwicklungen aus Perspektive eines forschenden Flâneurs: „Läufst du durch New York, siehst du die Welt. …“
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.
Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism 2019 has been commenced on the 7th of September with the official title “Collective City”. It consists of multiple exhibits grouped within five different platforms: Thematic Exhibition, Cities Exhibition, Public Programs, Live Projects and Global Studio, each of which represents a variety of urban planning projects from around the world. The aim is to create a space for communication and engagement of the public in the development of their cities. New collective phenomena and strategies of participation in the socio-urban dynamics of the city are presented.