Perhaps a defi­ning aspect of the current moment is the playout between the contra­dic­tory forces of rising fascism and of social move­ments defying exaspe­ra­ting preca­rity, racism and capi­ta­lism. While globa­li­sa­tion is mostly asso­ciated with extrac­tio­nist corpo­rate cherry-picking across geogra­phies, in recent years scho­lars and acti­vists are working the global for loca­lised strug­gles. They rely on sharing refle­xive under­stan­dings of elements, systems and networks of oppres­sion to labour contex­tua­lised stra­te­gies and tactics for coun­te­ring hege­mony and explo­ita­tion on intel­lec­tual and prac­tical levels. Given the contem­porary poly­crises – economic, social, poli­tical, envi­ron­mental and corpo­real – we are implored as acade­mics to find and test ways to support the emer­gence of new socio-poli­tical spaces and para­digms that inform the tailo­ring of progres­sive urban change.

From this perspec­tive, this inter­na­tional sympo­sium focuses on the one hand on the disjunc­ture between theo­re­tical know­ledge on the comple­xi­ties of socio-spatial urban reali­ties and the multiple layers (re)producing inequa­li­ties; and on the other hand on the sharing and commu­ni­ca­tion of this know­ledge across disci­pli­nary, profes­sional and literacy bounda­ries. In parti­cular, we want to zoom in on mappings and visua­li­sa­tions as a tool that has the poten­tial to give rise to alter­na­tive, plura­listic under­stan­dings of the urban (against the homo­ge­nisa­tion of places as well as of inter­pre­ta­tions) and link works from within and beyond academia. In this respect, we want to inves­ti­gate whether and how maps (in a broad under­stan­ding of the term) can contri­bute to a more dynamic under­stan­ding of resource flows, social rela­tions, power struc­tures and their inter­lin­kages; and conse­quently explore whether and how maps can make a diffe­rence in tack­ling urban socio-envi­ron­mental crises.

This sympo­sium aims to create a space for conver­sa­tion between know­ledge produced in the Global South and that in the Global North. It there­fore pivots thema­ti­cally on two key aspects that globally under­line the current moment of vulnera­bi­lity and strug­gles against it: Inter­sec­tio­n­a­lity and Climate Change Adap­t­ation (details below). We see this trans­di­sci­pli­nary sympo­sium not only as a space for sharing know­ledge but equally as a working space for crea­ting ‘new‘ know­ledge. Hence, it is struc­tured in a Work­shop format where inputs by contri­bu­tors feed into working groups that tackle specific ques­tions under the two outlined themes. The working groups will extend over the two days of the sympo­sium and cross through plenary and plenum sessions.

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GIS | WS 2018/19

GIS | WS 2018/19

B15.1A Dozent: Thomas Hengs­bach LV-Nr.: 06361300 L12 Umfang: 2 SWS / 3 ECTS Veran­stal­tungstyp: Inte­grierte LV Block­se­minar 08.10. – 12.10.2018 täglich 10:00 – 16:00h Raum: EB 431D (großer Lehrpool)

Stadt­räume für alle auf der Sonnen­allee! | WS 2018/19

Stadt­räume für alle auf der Sonnen­allee! | WS 2018/19

B5 | Bachelor-Auftrags­pro­jekt Dozent: Roland Schröder LV-Nr.: 06369701 L05 Umfang: 8 SWS / 12 ECTS Veran­stal­tungstyp: Projekt ab 22. Oktober 2018 montags 14:00 – 18:00h Raum: ISR Atelier In der wach­senden Metro­pole Berlin werden die Anfor­de­rungen an den begrenzten…

GIS | WS 2018/19

GIS | WS 2018/19

B15.1A Dozent: Thomas Hengs­bach LV-Nr.: 06361300 L12 Umfang: 2 SWS / 3 ECTS Veran­stal­tungstyp: Inte­grierte LV Block­se­minar 08.10. – 12.10.2018 täglich 10:00 – 16:00h Raum: EB 431D (großer Lehrpool)

Stadt­räume für alle auf der Sonnen­allee! | WS 2018/19

Stadt­räume für alle auf der Sonnen­allee! | WS 2018/19

B5 | Bachelor-Auftrags­pro­jekt Dozent: Roland Schröder LV-Nr.: 06369701 L05 Umfang: 8 SWS / 12 ECTS Veran­stal­tungstyp: Projekt ab 22. Oktober 2018 montags 14:00 – 18:00h Raum: ISR Atelier In der wach­senden Metro­pole Berlin werden die Anfor­de­rungen an den begrenzten…

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Perhaps a defi­ning aspect of the current moment is the playout between the contra­dic­tory forces of rising fascism and of social move­ments defying exaspe­ra­ting preca­rity, racism and capi­ta­lism. While globa­li­sa­tion is mostly asso­ciated with extrac­tio­nist corpo­rate cherry-picking across geogra­phies, in recent years scho­lars and acti­vists are working the global for loca­lised strug­gles. They rely on sharing refle­xive under­stan­dings of elements, systems and networks of oppres­sion to labour contex­tua­lised stra­te­gies and tactics for coun­te­ring hege­mony and explo­ita­tion on intel­lec­tual and prac­tical levels. Given the contem­porary poly­crises – economic, social, poli­tical, envi­ron­mental and corpo­real – we are implored as acade­mics to find and test ways to support the emer­gence of new socio-poli­tical spaces and para­digms that inform the tailo­ring of progres­sive urban change.

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From this perspec­tive, this inter­na­tional sympo­sium focuses on the one hand on the disjunc­ture between theo­re­tical know­ledge on the comple­xi­ties of socio-spatial urban reali­ties and the multiple layers (re)producing inequa­li­ties; and on the other hand on the sharing and commu­ni­ca­tion of this know­ledge across disci­pli­nary, profes­sional and literacy bounda­ries. In parti­cular, we want to zoom in on mappings and visua­li­sa­tions as a tool that has the poten­tial to give rise to alter­na­tive, plura­listic under­stan­dings of the urban (against the homo­ge­nisa­tion of places as well as of inter­pre­ta­tions) and link works from within and beyond academia. In this respect, we want to inves­ti­gate whether and how maps (in a broad under­stan­ding of the term) can contri­bute to a more dynamic under­stan­ding of resource flows, social rela­tions, power struc­tures and their inter­lin­kages; and conse­quently explore whether and how maps can make a diffe­rence in tack­ling urban socio-envi­ron­mental crises.

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This sympo­sium aims to create a space for conver­sa­tion between know­ledge produced in the Global South and that in the Global North. It there­fore pivots thema­ti­cally on two key aspects that globally under­line the current moment of vulnera­bi­lity and strug­gles against it: Inter­sec­tio­n­a­lity and Climate Change Adap­t­ation (details below). We see this trans­di­sci­pli­nary sympo­sium not only as a space for sharing know­ledge but equally as a working space for crea­ting ‘new‘ know­ledge. Hence, it is struc­tured in a Work­shop format where inputs by contri­bu­tors feed into working groups that tackle specific ques­tions under the two outlined themes. The working groups will extend over the two days of the sympo­sium and cross through plenary and plenum sessions.