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Volkan Sayman

C03: Doing Mini-publics

Research Associate

Technische Universität Berlin
BH-5-1 | Room 232
Ernst-Reuter-Platz 1
10587 Berlin

CV

  • Since 01/2018

    Research Assistant in the project „doing mini-publics“ within the Collaborative Research Center (1265) „Re-Figuration of Spaces“ at Technical University Berlin

  • 2015 – 2017

    Master’s degree in “Sociology” at Technical University Berlin

  • 2014 – 2015

    M.A. “Science Studies” at Humboldt University Berlin (not completed)

  • 2010 – 2014

    Bachelor Degree in “Social Sciences” at Philipps University Marburg

Research Focus

    • Sociology of Technology, Sociology of Space, Science and Technology Studies (STS), Actor-Network-Theory

    • Practice Theory, Discourse Analytical and Visual Methods, Ethnography

    • Transformations of public spaces, publics and the public sphere

    • Sociology of Space

Dissertation

Testing future spatial relations: Current future knowledge in the German innovation field of vehicle automation (working title) (Supervisor: Prof. Ingo-Schulz Schaeffer, Prof. Martina Löw)

Publications

  • Peer-Reviewed Articles

    • Sayman, V. (2019): “Ulrich Beck and Bruno Latour inspiring interdisciplinary research on public spheres”. Soziale Welt Special Issue about Ulrich Becks work. (submitted, under review)

    • Voß, J.-P, Sayman, V., Schritt, J (2021).: „Politics at distance: Infrastructuring knowledge flows for democratic innovation‘“, Social Studies of Science. https://doi.org/10.1177/03063127211033990

    • Keinert, A.; Sayman, V., Meier, D. (2021): „Relational communication spaces: Infrastructures and discursive practices.“ Media and Communication, Vol. 9, No.3, Special Issue „Spaces, Places, and Geographies of Public Spheres“. https://doi.org/10.17645/mac.v9i3.3988

    • Sayman, V. (2022, under review): „Contested comparisons: deliberative practices from the West and its spatial <<others>> – a reconstruction of a postcolonial methodological critique“. Zeitschrift für Diskursforschung.

  • Editing

    • Löw, M.; Sayman, V.; Schwerer, J.; Wolff, H. (2021): „Am Ende der Globalisierung. Über die Refiguration von Räumen“. Transcript, Bielefeld.

  • Articles in Antholgoies

    • Löw, M.; Sayman, V.; Schwerer, J.; Wolff, H. (2021): „Von der Globalisierung zur Refiguration“. In: Löw, M.; Sayman, V.; Schwerer, J.; Wolff, H. (2021): „Am Ende der Globalisierung. Über die Refiguration von Räumen“. Transcript, Bielefeld. S. 9-25

    • Sayman, Volkan; Schritt, Jannik (2021): „Eine kleine Version der großen Öffentlichkeit auf Weltreise“. In: Hoerning, J.; Misselwitz, P. (2021): „Räume in Veränderung – Ein visuelles Lesebuch. Ein- und Ausblicke des interdisziplinären Forschungsverbandes Refiguration von Räumen“, Jovis. S. 202-214

  • Presentations

    • Sayman, V. (2018): “How do experts democratize democracy? How epistemic practices prefigure interactional orders and participant subjectivities”. Eingereichtes und präsentiertes Paper zur “Deliberative Democracy Summer School – Implementing Citizen Deliberation as a Democratic Practice” Abo Akademi in Turku, Finland, 26. -29. Juni 2018. 27 pages

    • Sayman, V. (2018): “How do experts democratize democracy? How epistemic practices prefigure interactional orders and participant subjectivities”. Revised and presented Paper at „Expectations Towards Citizens in Democratic Innovations – Good, Bad or Just Different?“ at the annual Meeting of the European Consortium of Political Research (ECPR) 2018 in Hamburg. 27 pages

    • Sayman, V. (2018): “Comparing the practices of making things public: interactions between self-organized and professionally organized issue publics”. Presented Paper at the “Participatory Spaces in Perspective“-Conference, University of Westminster, London, 5.-7. September.

    • Sayman, V.; Voß J.-P. (2018): “Doing mini-publics – How shall we study translocal spaces of doing politics?” Presentation at the Panel “Experiments in Democracy” at the General Conference of the European Association for the Study of Science and Technology (EASST), Lancaster, UK, 25.-28. Juni.

    • Voß, J.-P., Sayman, V. (2019): “Mobile methods: How planning know-how circulates (deliberative public participation as a case study)”, Panel “Translocal Planning?” at the International Conference “Re-Figuration of Spaces: Mediatization, Mobility, Globalization and Social Dislocation” of the Collaborative Research Centre 1265 “Re-Figuration of Spaces”, TU Berlin, 21 February 2019.

    • Voß, J.-P, Sayman, V., Schritt, J. (2019): “Infrastructuring knowledge spaces of politics: Designing networks, platforms, and observatories for translocal ‘democratic innovation’”, Paper Presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Science and Democracy Network, Harvard University, Boston, 28 August 2019.

    • Voß, J.-P, Sayman V., Schritt J. (2019): “Infrastructuring knowledge spaces of politics: Designing networks, platforms, and observatories for translocal ‘democratic innovation’”, Paper Presentation at the Open Panel “Knowing Democracy” at the Annual Meeting of the Society for the Social studies of Science (4S) “Innovations, Interruptions, Regenerations”, New Orleans, 4 September 2019.

  • Working Paper and Blog Articles

    • Sayman, V. (2018): “How do experts democratize participative democracy? How epistemic practices prefigure interactional orders and participant subjectivities”. Working Paper.

    • Sayman, V. (2020): „Corona und der öffentliche Raum“ Artikel für den Blog des SFB „Re-figuration von Räumen“ https://sfb1265.de/blog/corona-und-der-oeffentliche-raum/

    • Sayman, V. (2021): „Automating vehicles is a solution for … what? Five theses concerning the automation, public spaces and public involvement in an emerging technology“ Artikel für den Blog des SFB „Refiguration von Räumen“ https://sfb1265.de/blog/automating-vehicles-is-a-solution-for-what-five-theses-concerning-automation-public-spaces-and-public-involvement-in-an-emerging-technology/

  • Workshops, Organized Panels and Summer Schools

    • Voß, J.-P. , Birkback, A., Brown, M., Laurent, B., Sayman, V. (2019): “Knowing Democracy” Open Panel at the Annual Meeting of the Society for the Social studies of Science (4S) “Innovations, Interruptions, Regenerations”, New Orleans, 4th of September 2019 (Panel Organization with Brice Laurent).

    • Member of the Organizing Committee for the International Summer School “Spaces of Hope: Critical Perspectives on Spatial (Trans)Formations” within the Collaborative Research Centre (SFB 1265) “Re-Figuration of Spaces”, Berlin, 11th to 13th of September 2019.