Prof. Dr. Oliver Ibert
Director | Director's Unit

In July 2019 Oliver Ibert took over the position of the director of the Leibniz Institute for Research on Society and Space and Professor of Socio-Spatial Transformation at the Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg. Since 2009 he is head of the research department „Dynamics of Economic Spaces“.

From 2009-2019 he was professor of Economic Geography at the Freie Universität Berlin. In 1991 he started to study the topics Geography (major), German Literature and Political Sciences (both minor) at the Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg and obtained his master’s degree in 1997. In 2002 he acquired his PhD at the University of Oldenburg and in 2009 he completed his post-doctoral habilitation thesis at the University of Bonn.

In summer 2014 Oliver Ibert was a visiting professor at the Department of Political Sciences at the University of Toronto and in autumn 2018 he was a Halsworth Visiting Professor at the Department of Geography at Manchester University. He is a member of the editorial board of Palgrave Communications and acts as a spokesperson of the working group “Concepts of Crisis” as a part of the Leibniz Research Alliance “Crises in a globalized world”.

Portrait: © Ernst Fessler

Research Interest and Expertise

Research Foci
Labour Market Research
Governance Research
Entrepreneurship Studies
Innovation Research
Urban Planning and Development
Creative Economy
Open Creative Labs
Network Research
Communities of Practice
Urban Research
Structural and Regional Policy
Knowledge Economy
Resilience Studies
Economic Value in Production and Consumption
Disciplines
Geography
Sociology
Political Science
Foci in Methods and Concepts
Ethnographical Methods
Expert Interviews
Case Study Design
Content Analysis
Semi-Structured Interviews
Network Analysis
Participatory Observation

Projects

Ongoing Lead Projects

The lead project focalizes digital online platforms as well as their relevance for design processes in the fashion industry. Thus, it addresses the question, to what extent creative collaboration can be digitalized. All platforms have in common that they enact specific interfaces between the ‘concrete’ and the ‘virtual’ world, at which human actions are translated into data and vice versa. The lead project analyses how different specialized digital platforms are used in design processes, and which spatial patters and divisions of labour in creative work emerge as a consequence. The advance of digital platforms into a formerly more analogue industry like fashion bears the potential to fundamentally change spatial arrangements of creativity-based value creation, to the benefit or at the expense of established creative centres. more info

Ongoing Third-party Funded Projects

The research project “Coping With Crises in a Resilient Manner” (RESKIU) deals with the potential for crises to provide solutions, and seeks to explore what can be done by the involved actors not only to mitigate the symptoms of crises, but also to create and use “opportunities” for structural change. The project has a duration of three years and will bring together basic and applied research on crises. more info

This research project seeks to analyse processes of social construction of economic value from a spatial perspective, using the example of the global fur industry. The main idea is to combine two approaches. In the cultural geographic discourse, contributors highlight that commodities achieve high prices on markets if they are successfully associated with entities representing positive, extra-economic values. more info

The DFG-financed interdisciplinary research unit “Organized Creativity” has formed to provide a better understanding of the conditions under which creativity can prosper within social organization. Empirically analyzing an arts-based as well as a science-based field – the musical and the pharmaceutical industry – enables the research units to add to the development of a multi-disciplinary theory of organized creativity. The subproject at the IRS puts the focus on different modes of governance and the connected types of uncertainty in creative pharmaceutical work. more info

Ongoing Cross-departmental Projects

In komplexen Prozessen sozialräumlichen Wandels kommt es stark auf das Wirken von Einzelnen an – so zumindest die Überzeugung erfahrener Praktiker. Am IRS werden diese Einzelpersonen als Schlüsselfiguren bezeichnet und konzeptualisiert. Doch für die raumbezogenen Sozialwissenschaften benennt die Erkenntnis der herausgehobenen Bedeutung von Schlüsselfiguren eher ein Verständnisproblem als dass es eine Erklärung liefert. Wie können Schlüsselfiguren in die sozialwissenschaftliche Analyse integriert werden? Dieser übergeordneten Frage geht das abteilungsübergreifende Brückenprojekt „Komparative Studien zu Schlüsselfiguren in der Raumentwicklung“ nach. more info

Selected Publications by Year

2019
Füg, F., & Ibert, O. (2019). Assembling Social Innovations in Emergent Professional Communities: The Case of Learning Region Policies in Germany. European Planning Studies. DOI: 10.1080/09654313.2019.1639402
Christmann, G., Ibert, O., Jessen, J., & Walther, U-J. (2019). Innovations in Spatial Planning as a Social Process – Phases, Actors, Conflicts. European Planning Studies, 2019. DOI: 10.1080/09654313.2019.1639399
Ibert, O. (2019). Creative Class. In A. M. Orum (Ed.), The Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Urban and Regional Studies (Vol. 1, pp. 394-397). Hoboken: Wiley Blackwell.
Ibert, O., Hess, M., Kleibert, J. M., Müller, F. C., & Power, D. (2019). Positioning and ‘Doing’ Geographies of Dissociation. Dialogues in Human Geography, 9(1), 88-93. DOI: 10.1177/2043820619832725
Christmann, G., Kilper, H., & Ibert, O. (2019). Resilient Cities: Theoretical Conceptulisations and Observations about the Discourse in the Social and Planning Sciences. In B. Rampp, M. Endreß, & M. Naumann (Eds.), Resilience in Social, Cultural and Political Spheres (pp. 121-148). Wiesbaden: Springer VS. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-658-15329-8
Ibert, O., Hess, M., Kleibert, J. M., Müller, F. C., & Power, D. (2019). Geographies of Dissociation: Value Creation, ‚Dark‘ Places and ‚Missing‘ Links. Dialogues in Human Geography, 9(1), 43-63. DOI: 10.1177/2043820619831114
2018
Ibert, O. (2018). Festivalisierung. In H. H. Blotevogel, T. Döring, S. Grotefels, I. Helbrecht, J. Jessen, & C. Schmidt (Eds.), Handwörterbuch der Stadt- und Raumentwicklung (Vol. 1, pp. 661-666). Hannover: Akademie für Raumforschung und Landesplanung.
Hautala, J., & Ibert, O. (Eds.) (2018). Creativity in Arts and Sciences: Collective Processes from a Spatial Perspective. (Environment and Planning A, Special Issue; Vol. 50, No. 8). SAGE.
Ibert, O., Brinks, V., & Schmidt, S. Open Creative Labs in the Urban Context: Why do they Proliferate?
Ibert, O., Christmann, G., Jessen, J., & Walther, U-J. (2018). Innovationen in der räumlichen Planung: Zum Wechselverhältnis von inhaltlicher Entfaltung und räumlicher Ausbreitung des Neuen. In N. Gestring, & J. Wehrheim (Eds.), Urbanität im 21. Jahrhundert: Eine Fest- und Freundschaftsschrift für Walter Siebel (pp. 294-312). Frankfurt ; New York: Campus.
Hautala, J., & Ibert, O. (2018). Creativity in Arts and Sciences: Collective Processes from a Spatial Perspective. Environment and Planning A, 50(8), 1688-1696. DOI: 10.1177/0308518X18786967
Grabher, G., & Ibert, O. (2018). Schumpeterian Customers? How Active Users Co-create Innovations . In G. Clark, M. Feldman, M. Gertler, & D. Wójcik (Eds.), New Oxford Handbook of Economic Geography (pp. 286-287). Oxford: Oxford University Press. DOI: 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780198755609.013.36
Ibert, O. (2018). A Review of Making Value and Career Building in the Creative Economy. Evidence from Contemporary Visual Art. Springer Briefs in Geography. By Melanie Fasche. Economic Geography, 94(3), 327-329. DOI: 10.1080/00130095.2018.1468717
Ibert, O., Brinks, V., & Schmidt, S. Do It! Partizipation und Innovation durch "Machen" in Open Creative Labs: Politische Gestaltungsaufgaben und Förderoptionen
Schmidt, S., Ibert, O., Kühn, J., & Kuebart, A. (2018). Open Creative Labs in Deutschland – Räumliche Konfigurationen für Temporäres Experimentieren und Arbeiten. In H. Pechlaner, & E. Innerhofer (Eds.), Temporäre Konzepte: Coworking und Coliving als Perspekive für die Regionalentwicklung (pp. 60-76). Stuttgart: Kohlhammer.
Schmidt, S., Müller, F. C., Ibert, O., & Brinks, V. (2018). Open Region: Creating and Exploiting Opportunities for Innovation at the Regional Scale. European Urban and Regional Studies, 25(2), 187-205. DOI: 10.1177/0969776417705942
Ibert, O., Kuebart, A., & Brewig, S. (2018). Shearmur Richard, Carrincazeaux Christophe and Doloreux David (Eds): Handbook on the Geographies of Innovation. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar (2016), pp. 512. Zeitschrift für Wirtschaftsgeographie, 62(1), 82-85. DOI: 10.1515/zfw-2017-0027
Brinks, V., Ibert, O., Müller, F. C., & Schmidt, S. (2018). From Ignorance to Innovation: Serendipitous and Purposeful Mobility in Creative Processes - The Cases of Biotechnology, Legal Services and Board Games. Environment and Planning A, 50(8), 1742-1763. DOI: 10.1177/0308518X18758327
Ibert, O., Schmidt, S., Brinks, V., Kuebart, A., & Kühn, J. Open Creative Labs in Deutschland: Typologisierung, Verbreitung, Entwicklungsbedingungen und politische Gestaltung
2017
Grabher, G., & Ibert, O. (2017). Knowledge Collaboration in Hybrid Virtual Communities. In H. Bathelt, P. Cohendet, S. Henn, & L. Simon (Eds.), The Elgar Companion to Innovation and Knowledge Creation (pp. 537-555). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar. DOI: 10.4337/9781782548522
Christmann, G., Ibert, O., Jessen, J., & Walther, U-J. (2017). How Does Novelty Enter Spatial Planning? Conceptualizing Innovations in Planning and Research Strategies. In W. Rammert, A. Windeler, H. Knoblauch, & M. Hutter (Eds.), Innovation Society Today: Perspectives, Fields, and Cases (pp. 247-272). Wiesbaden: Springer VS. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-658-19269-3_12
Brinks, V., Ibert, O., & Wendland, A. V. (2017). Beratung unter Stress: Experten in und für Krisen. (Leibniz-Forschungsverbund Krisen einer globalisierten Welt / Working Paper; No. 2). Frankfurt am Main: Leibniz-Forschungsverbund Krisen einer globalisierten Welt.
Ibert, O., Brinks, V., Müller, F. C., & Schmidt, S. (2017). Offene Region: Regionale Gelegenheiten zur Innovation schaffen und nutzen. Unternehmen Region, 2(2017), 31-33.
Ibert, O. Wachstum in Berlin: Berlin hat die Wachstumsphase verschlafen
Lange, B., Schmidt, S., Domann, V., Ibert, O., Kühn, J., & Kuebart, A. (2017). Basteln – Gestalten – Experimentieren: Offene kreative Orte in Deutschland. In Nationalatlas (Vol. 11,3). Leipzig: Leibniz-Institut für Länderkunde.
2016
Christmann, G., Ibert, O., Jessen, J., & Walther, U-J. (2016). Wie kommt Neuartiges in die räumliche Planung? Konzeptionierung von Innovationen in der Planung und Forschungsstrategien. In W. Rammert, A. Windeler, H. Knoblauch, & M. Hutter (Eds.), Innovationsgesellschaft heute: Perspektiven, Felder und Fälle (pp. 273-300). Wiesbaden: Springer VS.
Christmann, G., & Ibert, O. (2016). Eine sozialräumliche Perspektive auf Vulnerabilität und Resilienz: Sozialkonstruktivismus, Akteur-Netzwerk-Theorie und relationale Raumtheorie im Dialog. In R. Wink (Ed.), Multidisziplinäre Perspektiven der Resilienzforschung (pp. 233-262). (Studien zur Resilienzforschung). Wiesbaden: Springer.
Gailing, L., & Ibert, O. (2016). Schlüsselfiguren: Raum als Gegenstand und Ressource des Wandels. Raumforschung und Raumordnung, 74(5), 391-403. DOI: 10.1007/s13147-016-0426-3
Schmidt, S., Ibert, O., Kuebart, A., & Kühn, J. Open Creative Labs: Typologisierung, Verbreitung und Entwicklungsbedingungen
Christmann, G., Kilper, H., & Ibert, O. Die resiliente Stadt in den Bereichen Infrastrukturen und Bürgergesellschaft
2015
Christmann, G., Grabher, G., Ibert, O., & Kilper, H. (Eds.) (2015). Constructing Resilience, Negotiating Vulnerability. (Social Sciences, Special Issue).
Ibert, O. (2015). Out of Control? Urban Mega-Projects between Two Types of Rationality: Decision and Action Rationality. In G. Grabher, & J. Thiel (Eds.), Self-Induced Shocks: Mega-Projects and Urban Development (pp. 31-49). (Perspectives in Metropolitan Research; No. 1). Berlin: Jovis.
Ibert, O., & Müller, F. C. (2015). Network Dynamics in Constellations of Cultural Differences: Relational Distance in Innovation Processes in Legal Services and Biotechnology. Research Policy, 44(1), 181-194. DOI: 10.1016/j.respol.2014.07.016
Müller, F. C., Brinks, V., Ibert, O., & Schmidt, S. (2015). Open Region: Leitbild für eine regionale Innovationspolitik der Schaffung und Nutzung von Gelegenheiten. (Working Paper / Leibniz-Institut für Regionalentwicklung und Strukturplanung; No. 53). Erkner: Leibniz-Institut für Regionalentwicklung und Strukturplanung.
Müller, F. C., & Ibert, O. (2015). (Re-)sources of Innovation: Understanding and Comparing Time-Spatial Innovation Dynamics through the Lens of Communities of Practice. Geoforum, 65, 338-350. DOI: 10.1016/j.geoforum.2014.10.007
Zwilling, J., Ibert, O., Christmann, G., Schmidt, S., & Honeck, T. Urbane Experimente: IRS aktuell No. 82
Ibert, O., & Schmidt, S. (2015). Vorsicht, Sackgasse! Anpassung und Anpassungsfähigkeit in volatilen Arbeitsmärkten. Das Beispiel Musicaldarsteller. In M. Endreß, & A. Maurer (Eds.), Resilienz im Sozialen: Theoretische und empirische Analysen (pp. 207-241). Wiesbaden: Springer VS.
Ibert, O., Christmann, G., Jessen, J., & Walther, U-J. (2015). Innovationen in der räumlichen Planung. Informationen zur Raumentwicklung, (3), 171-182.
Ibert, O., Hautala, J., & Jauhiainen, J. (2015). From Cluster to Process: New Economic Geographic Perspectives on Practices of Knowledge Creation. Geoforum, Special Issue, 65, 323-327. DOI: 10.1016/j.geoforum.2015.06.023
Brinks, V., & Ibert, O. (2015). Mushrooming Entrepreneurship: The Dynamic Geography of Enthusiast-Driven Innovation. Geoforum, 65, 363-373. DOI: 10.1016/j.geoforum.2015.01.007
2014
Ibert, O., Müller, F. C., & Stein, A. (2014). Produktive Differenzen: Eine dynamische Netzwerkanalyse von Innovationsprozessen. (Science Studies). Bielefeld: Transcript.
Ibert, O., & Schmidt, S. (2014). Once You Are in You Might Need to Get Out: Adaptation and Adaptability in Volatile Labor Markets - the Case of Musical Actors. Social Sciences, 3(1), 1-23. DOI: 10.3390/socsci3010001
Müller, F. C., & Ibert, O. (2014). (Re-)Sources of Innovation: Understanding and Comparing Innovation Dynamics through the Lens of Communities of Practice. (Working Paper / Leibniz-Institut für Regionalentwicklung und Strukturplanung; No. 52). Erkner: Leibniz-Institut für Regionalentwicklung und Strukturplanung.
Ibert, O., & Müller, F. C. (2014). Zur Entfaltung von Innovationen in Raum und Zeit: Befunde einer ideenzentrierten, dynamischen Netzwerkanalyse und ihre politischen Implikationen. In M. Miosga, & S. Hafner (Eds.), Regionalentwicklung im Zeichen der Großen Transformation: Strategien für Ressourceneffizienz, demografischen Wandel und Innovationsfähigkeit (pp. 183-215). München: Oekom.
Grabher, G., & Ibert, O. (2014). Distance as Asset? Knowledge Collaboration in Hybrid Virtual Communities. Journal of Economic Geography, 14(1), 97-123. DOI: 10.1093/jeg/lbt014
Ibert, O. (2014). Organizing Relational Distance: Innovation as the Management of Sociocultural and Time-Spatial Tensions. In A. B. Antal, P. Meusburger, & L. Suarsana (Eds.), Learning Organizations: Extending the Field (pp. 85-102). (Knowledge and Space; No. 6). Dordrecht ; Heidelberg: Springer.
2013
Ibert, O., & Müller, F. C. (2013). Idea-Centered, Dynamic Knowledge Network Analysis: Tracing the Unfolding of Innovation through Space and Time: 35th DRUID Celebration Conference 2013, Barcelona, Spain, June 17-19. Unknown Publisher.
2012
Christmann, G., & Ibert, O. (2012). Vulnerability and Resilience in a Socio-Spatial Perspective: A Social-Scientific Approach. Raumforschung und Raumordnung, 70(4), 259-272.
Ibert, O., & Schmidt, S. (2012). Acting on Multiple Stages: How Musical Actors Construct Their Labour-Market Vulnerability and Resilience. Raumforschung und Raumordnung, 70(4), 349-361.
Christmann, G., Ibert, O., Kilper, H., Moss, T., Balgar, K., Hüesker, F., ... Thurmann, T. (2012). Vulnerability and Resilience from a Socio-Spatial Perspective: Towards a Theoretical Framework. (Working Paper / Leibniz-Institut für Regionalentwicklung und Strukturplanung; No. 45). Erkner: Leibniz-Institut für Regionalentwicklung und Strukturplanung.
2011
Christmann, G. B., Ibert, O., Kilper, H., Moss, T., Balger, K., Hüesker, F., ... Thurmann, T. (2011). Vulnerabilität und Resilienz in sozio-räumlicher Perspektive: Begriffliche Klärungen und theoretischer Rahmen. (Working Paper / Leibniz-Institut für Regionalentwicklung und Strukturplanung; No. 44). Erkner: Leibniz-Institut für Regionalentwicklung und Strukturplanung.

Selected Publications by Type

Monograph
Ibert, O., Müller, F. C., & Stein, A. (2014). Produktive Differenzen: Eine dynamische Netzwerkanalyse von Innovationsprozessen. (Science Studies). Bielefeld: Transcript.
Journal Issue / Special Issue
Hautala, J., & Ibert, O. (Eds.) (2018). Creativity in Arts and Sciences: Collective Processes from a Spatial Perspective. (Environment and Planning A, Special Issue; Vol. 50, No. 8). SAGE.
Christmann, G., Grabher, G., Ibert, O., & Kilper, H. (Eds.) (2015). Constructing Resilience, Negotiating Vulnerability. (Social Sciences, Special Issue).
Journal Article
Füg, F., & Ibert, O. (2019). Assembling Social Innovations in Emergent Professional Communities: The Case of Learning Region Policies in Germany. European Planning Studies. DOI: 10.1080/09654313.2019.1639402
Christmann, G., Ibert, O., Jessen, J., & Walther, U-J. (2019). Innovations in Spatial Planning as a Social Process – Phases, Actors, Conflicts. European Planning Studies, 2019. DOI: 10.1080/09654313.2019.1639399
Ibert, O., Hess, M., Kleibert, J. M., Müller, F. C., & Power, D. (2019). Positioning and ‘Doing’ Geographies of Dissociation. Dialogues in Human Geography, 9(1), 88-93. DOI: 10.1177/2043820619832725
Ibert, O., Hess, M., Kleibert, J. M., Müller, F. C., & Power, D. (2019). Geographies of Dissociation: Value Creation, ‚Dark‘ Places and ‚Missing‘ Links. Dialogues in Human Geography, 9(1), 43-63. DOI: 10.1177/2043820619831114
Schmidt, S., Müller, F. C., Ibert, O., & Brinks, V. (2018). Open Region: Creating and Exploiting Opportunities for Innovation at the Regional Scale. European Urban and Regional Studies, 25(2), 187-205. DOI: 10.1177/0969776417705942
Brinks, V., Ibert, O., Müller, F. C., & Schmidt, S. (2018). From Ignorance to Innovation: Serendipitous and Purposeful Mobility in Creative Processes - The Cases of Biotechnology, Legal Services and Board Games. Environment and Planning A, 50(8), 1742-1763. DOI: 10.1177/0308518X18758327
Ibert, O., Brinks, V., Müller, F. C., & Schmidt, S. (2017). Offene Region: Regionale Gelegenheiten zur Innovation schaffen und nutzen. Unternehmen Region, 2(2017), 31-33.
Gailing, L., & Ibert, O. (2016). Schlüsselfiguren: Raum als Gegenstand und Ressource des Wandels. Raumforschung und Raumordnung, 74(5), 391-403. DOI: 10.1007/s13147-016-0426-3
Ibert, O., & Müller, F. C. (2015). Network Dynamics in Constellations of Cultural Differences: Relational Distance in Innovation Processes in Legal Services and Biotechnology. Research Policy, 44(1), 181-194. DOI: 10.1016/j.respol.2014.07.016
Müller, F. C., & Ibert, O. (2015). (Re-)sources of Innovation: Understanding and Comparing Time-Spatial Innovation Dynamics through the Lens of Communities of Practice. Geoforum, 65, 338-350. DOI: 10.1016/j.geoforum.2014.10.007
Ibert, O., Christmann, G., Jessen, J., & Walther, U-J. (2015). Innovationen in der räumlichen Planung. Informationen zur Raumentwicklung, (3), 171-182.
Ibert, O., Hautala, J., & Jauhiainen, J. (2015). From Cluster to Process: New Economic Geographic Perspectives on Practices of Knowledge Creation. Geoforum, Special Issue, 65, 323-327. DOI: 10.1016/j.geoforum.2015.06.023
Brinks, V., & Ibert, O. (2015). Mushrooming Entrepreneurship: The Dynamic Geography of Enthusiast-Driven Innovation. Geoforum, 65, 363-373. DOI: 10.1016/j.geoforum.2015.01.007
Ibert, O., & Schmidt, S. (2014). Once You Are in You Might Need to Get Out: Adaptation and Adaptability in Volatile Labor Markets - the Case of Musical Actors. Social Sciences, 3(1), 1-23. DOI: 10.3390/socsci3010001
Grabher, G., & Ibert, O. (2014). Distance as Asset? Knowledge Collaboration in Hybrid Virtual Communities. Journal of Economic Geography, 14(1), 97-123. DOI: 10.1093/jeg/lbt014
Christmann, G., & Ibert, O. (2012). Vulnerability and Resilience in a Socio-Spatial Perspective: A Social-Scientific Approach. Raumforschung und Raumordnung, 70(4), 259-272.
Ibert, O., & Schmidt, S. (2012). Acting on Multiple Stages: How Musical Actors Construct Their Labour-Market Vulnerability and Resilience. Raumforschung und Raumordnung, 70(4), 349-361.
Contribution to Anthology
Ibert, O. (2019). Creative Class. In A. M. Orum (Ed.), The Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Urban and Regional Studies (Vol. 1, pp. 394-397). Hoboken: Wiley Blackwell.
Christmann, G., Kilper, H., & Ibert, O. (2019). Resilient Cities: Theoretical Conceptulisations and Observations about the Discourse in the Social and Planning Sciences. In B. Rampp, M. Endreß, & M. Naumann (Eds.), Resilience in Social, Cultural and Political Spheres (pp. 121-148). Wiesbaden: Springer VS. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-658-15329-8
Ibert, O. (2018). Festivalisierung. In H. H. Blotevogel, T. Döring, S. Grotefels, I. Helbrecht, J. Jessen, & C. Schmidt (Eds.), Handwörterbuch der Stadt- und Raumentwicklung (Vol. 1, pp. 661-666). Hannover: Akademie für Raumforschung und Landesplanung.
Ibert, O., Christmann, G., Jessen, J., & Walther, U-J. (2018). Innovationen in der räumlichen Planung: Zum Wechselverhältnis von inhaltlicher Entfaltung und räumlicher Ausbreitung des Neuen. In N. Gestring, & J. Wehrheim (Eds.), Urbanität im 21. Jahrhundert: Eine Fest- und Freundschaftsschrift für Walter Siebel (pp. 294-312). Frankfurt ; New York: Campus.
Grabher, G., & Ibert, O. (2018). Schumpeterian Customers? How Active Users Co-create Innovations . In G. Clark, M. Feldman, M. Gertler, & D. Wójcik (Eds.), New Oxford Handbook of Economic Geography (pp. 286-287). Oxford: Oxford University Press. DOI: 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780198755609.013.36
Schmidt, S., Ibert, O., Kühn, J., & Kuebart, A. (2018). Open Creative Labs in Deutschland – Räumliche Konfigurationen für Temporäres Experimentieren und Arbeiten. In H. Pechlaner, & E. Innerhofer (Eds.), Temporäre Konzepte: Coworking und Coliving als Perspekive für die Regionalentwicklung (pp. 60-76). Stuttgart: Kohlhammer.
Grabher, G., & Ibert, O. (2017). Knowledge Collaboration in Hybrid Virtual Communities. In H. Bathelt, P. Cohendet, S. Henn, & L. Simon (Eds.), The Elgar Companion to Innovation and Knowledge Creation (pp. 537-555). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar. DOI: 10.4337/9781782548522
Christmann, G., Ibert, O., Jessen, J., & Walther, U-J. (2017). How Does Novelty Enter Spatial Planning? Conceptualizing Innovations in Planning and Research Strategies. In W. Rammert, A. Windeler, H. Knoblauch, & M. Hutter (Eds.), Innovation Society Today: Perspectives, Fields, and Cases (pp. 247-272). Wiesbaden: Springer VS. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-658-19269-3_12
Christmann, G., Ibert, O., Jessen, J., & Walther, U-J. (2016). Wie kommt Neuartiges in die räumliche Planung? Konzeptionierung von Innovationen in der Planung und Forschungsstrategien. In W. Rammert, A. Windeler, H. Knoblauch, & M. Hutter (Eds.), Innovationsgesellschaft heute: Perspektiven, Felder und Fälle (pp. 273-300). Wiesbaden: Springer VS.
Christmann, G., & Ibert, O. (2016). Eine sozialräumliche Perspektive auf Vulnerabilität und Resilienz: Sozialkonstruktivismus, Akteur-Netzwerk-Theorie und relationale Raumtheorie im Dialog. In R. Wink (Ed.), Multidisziplinäre Perspektiven der Resilienzforschung (pp. 233-262). (Studien zur Resilienzforschung). Wiesbaden: Springer.
Ibert, O. (2015). Out of Control? Urban Mega-Projects between Two Types of Rationality: Decision and Action Rationality. In G. Grabher, & J. Thiel (Eds.), Self-Induced Shocks: Mega-Projects and Urban Development (pp. 31-49). (Perspectives in Metropolitan Research; No. 1). Berlin: Jovis.
Ibert, O., & Schmidt, S. (2015). Vorsicht, Sackgasse! Anpassung und Anpassungsfähigkeit in volatilen Arbeitsmärkten. Das Beispiel Musicaldarsteller. In M. Endreß, & A. Maurer (Eds.), Resilienz im Sozialen: Theoretische und empirische Analysen (pp. 207-241). Wiesbaden: Springer VS.
Ibert, O., & Müller, F. C. (2014). Zur Entfaltung von Innovationen in Raum und Zeit: Befunde einer ideenzentrierten, dynamischen Netzwerkanalyse und ihre politischen Implikationen. In M. Miosga, & S. Hafner (Eds.), Regionalentwicklung im Zeichen der Großen Transformation: Strategien für Ressourceneffizienz, demografischen Wandel und Innovationsfähigkeit (pp. 183-215). München: Oekom.
Ibert, O. (2014). Organizing Relational Distance: Innovation as the Management of Sociocultural and Time-Spatial Tensions. In A. B. Antal, P. Meusburger, & L. Suarsana (Eds.), Learning Organizations: Extending the Field (pp. 85-102). (Knowledge and Space; No. 6). Dordrecht ; Heidelberg: Springer.
Contribution to Forum or Blog
Ibert, O., Brinks, V., & Schmidt, S. Open Creative Labs in the Urban Context: Why do they Proliferate?
Ibert, O. Wachstum in Berlin: Berlin hat die Wachstumsphase verschlafen
Editorial in Journal
Hautala, J., & Ibert, O. (2018). Creativity in Arts and Sciences: Collective Processes from a Spatial Perspective. Environment and Planning A, 50(8), 1688-1696. DOI: 10.1177/0308518X18786967
Expertise / Position Paper / Policy Paper
Ibert, O., Brinks, V., & Schmidt, S. Do It! Partizipation und Innovation durch "Machen" in Open Creative Labs: Politische Gestaltungsaufgaben und Förderoptionen
Schmidt, S., Ibert, O., Kuebart, A., & Kühn, J. Open Creative Labs: Typologisierung, Verbreitung und Entwicklungsbedingungen
Christmann, G., Kilper, H., & Ibert, O. Die resiliente Stadt in den Bereichen Infrastrukturen und Bürgergesellschaft
Final or Preliminary Project Report (not published)
Ibert, O., Schmidt, S., Brinks, V., Kuebart, A., & Kühn, J. Open Creative Labs in Deutschland: Typologisierung, Verbreitung, Entwicklungsbedingungen und politische Gestaltung
Other Contribution to Book
Lange, B., Schmidt, S., Domann, V., Ibert, O., Kühn, J., & Kuebart, A. (2017). Basteln – Gestalten – Experimentieren: Offene kreative Orte in Deutschland. In Nationalatlas (Vol. 11,3). Leipzig: Leibniz-Institut für Länderkunde.
Publication (Science Communication)
Zwilling, J., Ibert, O., Christmann, G., Schmidt, S., & Honeck, T. Urbane Experimente: IRS aktuell No. 82
Review in Journal
Ibert, O. (2018). A Review of Making Value and Career Building in the Creative Economy. Evidence from Contemporary Visual Art. Springer Briefs in Geography. By Melanie Fasche. Economic Geography, 94(3), 327-329. DOI: 10.1080/00130095.2018.1468717
Ibert, O., Kuebart, A., & Brewig, S. (2018). Shearmur Richard, Carrincazeaux Christophe and Doloreux David (Eds): Handbook on the Geographies of Innovation. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar (2016), pp. 512. Zeitschrift für Wirtschaftsgeographie, 62(1), 82-85. DOI: 10.1515/zfw-2017-0027
Working Paper, Discussion Paper
Brinks, V., Ibert, O., & Wendland, A. V. (2017). Beratung unter Stress: Experten in und für Krisen. (Leibniz-Forschungsverbund Krisen einer globalisierten Welt / Working Paper; No. 2). Frankfurt am Main: Leibniz-Forschungsverbund Krisen einer globalisierten Welt.
Müller, F. C., Brinks, V., Ibert, O., & Schmidt, S. (2015). Open Region: Leitbild für eine regionale Innovationspolitik der Schaffung und Nutzung von Gelegenheiten. (Working Paper / Leibniz-Institut für Regionalentwicklung und Strukturplanung; No. 53). Erkner: Leibniz-Institut für Regionalentwicklung und Strukturplanung.
Müller, F. C., & Ibert, O. (2014). (Re-)Sources of Innovation: Understanding and Comparing Innovation Dynamics through the Lens of Communities of Practice. (Working Paper / Leibniz-Institut für Regionalentwicklung und Strukturplanung; No. 52). Erkner: Leibniz-Institut für Regionalentwicklung und Strukturplanung.
Ibert, O., & Müller, F. C. (2013). Idea-Centered, Dynamic Knowledge Network Analysis: Tracing the Unfolding of Innovation through Space and Time: 35th DRUID Celebration Conference 2013, Barcelona, Spain, June 17-19. Unknown Publisher.
Christmann, G., Ibert, O., Kilper, H., Moss, T., Balgar, K., Hüesker, F., ... Thurmann, T. (2012). Vulnerability and Resilience from a Socio-Spatial Perspective: Towards a Theoretical Framework. (Working Paper / Leibniz-Institut für Regionalentwicklung und Strukturplanung; No. 45). Erkner: Leibniz-Institut für Regionalentwicklung und Strukturplanung.
Christmann, G. B., Ibert, O., Kilper, H., Moss, T., Balger, K., Hüesker, F., ... Thurmann, T. (2011). Vulnerabilität und Resilienz in sozio-räumlicher Perspektive: Begriffliche Klärungen und theoretischer Rahmen. (Working Paper / Leibniz-Institut für Regionalentwicklung und Strukturplanung; No. 44). Erkner: Leibniz-Institut für Regionalentwicklung und Strukturplanung.

Talks

2019
Die Verstetigung des Krisenmodus

Crisis Talk

November/13/2019

Open Creative Labs as Drivers of Urban Development: Innovation, Adapatabilty and Complementary Workplaces

4th Conference Cultural and Creative Industries

March/29/2019

Moving Backwards and Forwards in Time: Why Uncertainty Matters in Time-Spatial Analyses of Creativity

1. International Conference Re-Figuration of Spaces of the SFB 1265

February/22/2019

2018
Resilient Ways of Dealing with Crises: Conceptual Thoughts and First Empirical Illustrations

Social Constructions of Resiliencies. Theoretical Reflections and Empirical Analyses.

November/21/2018

Open Creative Labs: Anchors of Career Resilience in the Urban Context

October/31/2018

Studying GPNs Through the Lens of Dissociations: Symbolic Value and the Restructuring of the Global Fur-Fashion Complex

October/17/2018

Practices of Harnessing Uncertainty for Creativity: Evidence from Music and Pharma Development

5th Global Conference on Economic Geography 2018

July/24/2018

Seed Accelerators as Local Anchors in Trans-Local Communities: Challenging the Territorial Boundaries of Entrepreneurial Ecosystems

34th European Group of Organization Studies Colloquium

July/05/2018

Geographies of Dissociation: The Social Construction of Values from a Spatial Perspective – The Case of the Global Fur Industry

Thursday Talks, Department of Geography and Geology

March/29/2018

Open Region: Creating and Exploiting Opportunities for Innovation at the Regional Scale

Colloquium of the Department of Geography and Geology

March/28/2018

Input to the Final Discussion: Strategies, Dispositions and Resources of Social Resilience. A Dialogue between Medieval Studies and Sociology

Strategies, Dispositions and Resources of Social Resilience. A Dialogue between Medieval Studies and Sociology

March/15/2018

Resilienter Krisenumgang: Die Rolle von Beratung bei der Schaffung und Nutzung von "Gelegenheiten" in Krisenverläufen

Workshop Experten in Krisen

February/16/2018

Seed Accelerators as Local Anchors in Trans-Local Communities: Challenging the Territorial Boundaries of Entrepreneurial Ecosystems

4th Geography of Innovation Conference

February/01/2018

2017
Geographien der Dissoziation: Nicht-thematisierte Räume bei der Konstruktion ökonomischer Werte in der Pelzindustrie

Geographisches Kolloquium

November/28/2017

The Unfolding and Spreading of Novel Ideas: Insights from Social Innovations in the Field of Spatial Planning

International Summer School "Social Innovation in Urban and Regional Development"

September/02/2017

Geographies of Dissociation

Annual Meeting of American Association of Geographers 2017

April/08/2017

2016
Geographies of dissociation: Towards a research agenda

Workshop "(Inter-)disciplinary perspectives on practices of valuation"

November/25/2016

From ignorance to innovation: Serendipitous and purposeful search in creative processes

Research Seminar Innovation and Organizational Learning

November/09/2016

Innovationen in der räumlichen Planung als sozialer Prozess

Workshop „Innovationen im Planungssystem“

November/07/2016

Reflecting on five years of CCE

5th European Colloqium on Culture, Creativity and Economy

October/07/2016

Open Creative Labs in Germany: Typology and Spatial Distribution

RGS with IGB Annual International Conference 2016 "Nexus Thinking"

August/31/2016

Multiple ways from ignorance to innovation: Serendipitous and purposeful mobility in creative processes

32nd EGOS Colloquium

July/07/2016

Concepts and Phases of Social Innovations in Spatial Planning

Innovations in Spatial Planning. Towards the Emergence and Mobility of Novel Approaches in Urban and Regional Planning

February/25/2016

2015
Open Creative Labs in Deutschland

ITAFORUM 2015

November/19/2015

2014
Was sind Netzwerke und wie wirkt Raum in Netzwerken?

Regionalgespräch "Die Netzwerke der Raumentwicklung. Was weiß die Wissenschaft – was können wir aus der Praxis lernen?"

May/28/2014

Memberships

  • Ministerium für Arbeit, Soziales, Frauen und Familie des Landes Brandenburg; Ministerium für Wirtschaft und Europaangelegenheiten des Landes Brandenburg (External organisation)

  • Akademie für Raumforschung und Landesplanung (External organisation)

News
October/16/2019

Cities are routinely eulogized as harbingers of progress and emancipation, as the locus of innovation and creativity. And, in fact, the historical record of cities in engendering artistic, scientific or societal creativity from the ancient Greece polis over Renaissance Florence, Modern Art Paris to New York’s ‘Warhol Economy’ is impressive. More recently, though, discords began to mingle with the harmonious choir praising the allegedly greatest invention of humanity. The fixation with the unique affordances of urban places, as the critique maintains, has systematically impoverished our understanding of creativity in the periphery. To rectify this urban bias, a veritable stream of research initiatives has been launched more recently to push the focus of scholarly debate on creativity from center to periphery, from the urban to the rural. In addition to an international conference in Berlin on November 21 and 22, the issue is addressed in a special issue of "Industry and Innovation" guest edited by Gernot Graber (University of the Built Environment and Metropolitan Development, Hamburg) and Oliver Ibert (IRS and Brandenburg University of Technology, Cottbus). more info

Prof. Dr. Oliver Ibert in the Media

DAs ist ein Glücksfall
(Oranienburger Generalanzeiger, 11/16/2019)
"Das ist ein Glücksfall"
(Märkische Oderzeitung, 11/16/2019)
Geograf leitet Erkneraner Denkfabrik
(Märkische Oderzeitung, 07/06/2019)

Recent Video

Die IRS Spring Academy 2017

The IRS Spring Academy "Investigating Space(s): Current Theoretical and Methodological Approaches: Temporality and Procedurality" took place in May 2017 and provided a platform for academic debate and exchange for 26 early stage researchers. Together with renowned lecturers and contributors from the IRS and other institutions they discussed theoretical and methodological approaches to space-related research. <br/>