Re-Figuration of Spaces: Mediatization, Mobility, Globalization and Social Dislocation
First International Conference of the SFB 1265
The collaborative research center “Re-Figuration of Spaces” at Technische Universität Berlin investigates changes in contemporary spatial arrangements with an emphasis on digital technologies and transnationalization. The goal is to determine the characteristics of the so-defined “re-figuration of spaces”. In order to achieve it, we examine a variety of subjective spatial experiences and knowledge production practices. This includes a more thorough examination of how emerging spatial structures are conditioned by increased interconnectedness of places and the circulation it implicates.
Our conferenc thematizes how spaces change through mediatization, increased mobility, globalization and social dislocation. We ask which forms of arrangements, spatialities and materialities underwrite these processes. How are spaces negotiated and (visually) communicated? These questions will be addressed by international lecturers and discussed in plenary and parallel sessions.