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Reconfiguration of Society

The way in which our surroundings have been changing since 1968 due to mediatization, mobility, globalization, and social upheaval is the topic of a conference at Technische Universität Berlin, February 20-22

News from Feb 08, 2019

Social, political, and technological change and the feelings of uncertainty that can result have led people to renegotiate and alter the relationship to their surroundings – the spaces they inhabit. How are spaces represented and (visually) communicated? What do the many drastic changes to our surroundings have in common?

Academics are grappling with the phenomena of responses to spaces, fantasies of space, and new technologies – but also with responses to social inequality, newly erected fences and walls, or alternative political spaces. All these issues are part of the international conference on the Re-Figuration of Spaces: Mediatization, Mobility, Globalization and Social Dislocation. The conference to be held February 20-22 at Technische Universität Berlin is being organized by the Collaborative Research Center “Re-Figuration of spaces.” The goal is to gain a better understanding of the processes, with their attendant tensions and conflicts, by which society is re-forming itself.

The event will be held in English. Registration is open until February 10.

The Collaborative Research Center “Re-Figuration of Spaces” is funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) and took up its work at Technische Universität Berlin on January 1, 2018. The joint project includes scholars from Freie Universität Berlin, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, the University of Münster, and the Leibnitz Institute for Research on Society and Space (IRS).