Tjorven Harmsen
Research Associate | Dynamics of Economic Spaces

Since December 2017 Tjorven Harmsen has been employed as a research associate in the IRS department “Dynamics of Economic Spaces”. She works as a doctoral student in the BMBF funded project on crisis, resilience and consultancy (‘RESKIU’).

Harmsen has studied sociology at the universities of Bremen and Jena. She is an affiliated member of the interdisciplinary “Evolution, Complexity and Cognition (ECCO)” group at the VUB in Brussels, where she focused her research on the co-production and co-construction of psychological and societal systems and, in collaboration, on possibilities of integral transcendence. Her interest for the IRS and its conceptualizations of space-time emanated from there as well as – in the context of “RESKIU” – from her recent employment as a refugee counselor with the German Red Cross. 

Projects

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

Selected Publications by Year

2018
Lenartowicz, M., Weinbaum, D. R., Heylighen, F., Kingsbury, K., & Harmsen, T. (2018). The Human Takeover: A Call for a Venture Into an Existential Opportunity. Information, 9(5), [113]. DOI: 10.3390/info9050113

Selected Publications by Type

Journal Article
Lenartowicz, M., Weinbaum, D. R., Heylighen, F., Kingsbury, K., & Harmsen, T. (2018). The Human Takeover: A Call for a Venture Into an Existential Opportunity. Information, 9(5), [113]. DOI: 10.3390/info9050113

Talks

2019
Krisen als Chance für (wissenschaftliche) Beratung?

Workshop der AG Krisenkonzepte und der Projektgruppe "Experten in Krisen" im Rahmen des Leibniz-Forschungsverbundes "Krisen einer globalisierten Welt"

September/13/2019

Schiffsunfälle: Zwischen Operation und Konstruktion

Tagung Soziale Resilienz

April/10/2019

2018
Kosmologische Episoden: Resilienz als Prozess der Wiedereinführung sozialer Weltkonstruktion

Forschungskolloquium Soziologische Theorie

December/18/2018

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

Social Constructions of Resiliencies. Theoretical Reflections and Empirical Analyses.

November/21/2018

Cosmology Episodes: Social System Dynamics Between Crisis and Resilience

Evolution, Complexity and Cognition (ECCO) Seminar Series

October/19/2018

Crisis as Social Autocatalysis: A Time-Spatial Perspective on the Emergence and Utilization of Opportunities

10th International Congress of the European Union for Systemics

October/17/2018

Die Umwelt der Gesellschaft: (Resiliente) Wiedereinführungen im Krisenkontext

Soziale Resilienz

July/06/2018

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

Workshop Experten in Krisen

February/16/2018