Dear all,

the following conference here at Technical University Berlin might be of interest for some of you.
There is no participation fee.



Re-Figuration of Spaces: Mediatization, Mobility, Globalization and Social Dislocation
First International Conference of the SFB 1265
February 20-22, 2019
Technische Universität Berlin

(We kindly ask you to register by February 10, 2019 on our conference homepage:

The collaborative research center “Re-Figuration of Spaces”(SFB 1265) cordially invites to their first international conference at Technische Universität Berlin.

The research center investigates changes in contemporary spatial arrangements with an emphasis on digital technologies and transnationalization with the goal to determine the characteristics of the so-defined “re-figuration of spaces”. Therefore, a variety of subjective spatial experiences and knowledge production practices are investigated. This includes a more thorough examination of how emerging spatial structures are conditioned by increased interconnectedness of places and the circulation it implicates. This conference thematizes how spaces change through mediatization, increased mobility, globalization and social dislocation. Which forms of arrangements, spatialities and materialities underwrite these processes? How are spaces negotiated and (visually) communicated? These questions will be explored in a variety of lectures, plenaries and paper sessions with international scholars as well as scholars from the collaborative research center SFB 1265.

Keynote Speaker: Craig Calhoun
Plenary Speakers: Gurminder K Bhambra, Jennifer Robinson, Gillian Rose, Eva Ehninger, Roberto Patricio Korzeniewicz, Michael Storper.

FEBRUARY 20, 2019
10:00 am-13:00 pm
City walks

3:00-4:00 pm
Opening Lecture: Re-Figuration of Spaces

4:15-6:00 pm
Plenary Session 1: Spatializing Contemporary Modernities and the Postcolonial Challenge

FEBRUARY 21, 2019
9:00-10:45 am
Plenary Session 2: Visualization and Urban Space

11:15 am-1:45 pm
Session 1: Spatiality and Public Spheres
Session 2: Security, Control and Power
Session 3: Translocal Planning?

3:00-5:30 pm
Session 4: Materiality, Affordance, Re-figuration: Planning and Appropriation of Urban Space Session 5: Spatial In-/Exclusion. Global and Local Perspectives on Spatial Inequality

6:00-7:30 pm
Keynote Lecture: Thinking Across Scales: From Place-Based Community to Large-Scale Social Integration

FEBRUARY 22, 2019
9:30-12:00 am
Session 6: Entanglements of Space and Time
Session 7: Urbanity, Migration, Mobility

1:30-3:15 pm
Plenary Session 3: Space, Labor and Economy

3:45-5:30 pm
Plenary Discussion: Interdisciplinarity in Spatial Research

The detailed program is attached.

Attendance is free of charge. We kindly ask you to register by February 10, 2019 on our conference homepage:

We are looking forward seeing you at our conference and contributing to a lively discussion.

Prof. Dr. Lech Suwala
Professor in Urban and Regional Economics
Technische Universität Berlin
Institut für Stadt-und Regionalplanung
Hardenbergstr.40A / Sekr. B4 / Raum 208
10623 Berlin
Tel.       +49 30 314 28088
Tel. Sekr. +49 30 314 28089
Fax.       +49 30 314 28150

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