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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 Korzenieviwcz, 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 can be found at the link below:

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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.