Space, Mediation and Diversity under the Global Condition
How can societies manage and utilize global entanglements and cultural diversity? This is one of the most burning questions today and it provides a relevant avenue for research into the transformations of political orders, social systems, and cultures in modern history. Two research projects that directly address these issues are the Collaborative Research Centre (SFB 1199) “Processes of Spatialization under the Global Condition” (University of Leipzig, Leibniz Institute for the History and Culture of Eastern Europe, and Leibniz Institute for Regional Geography) and the International Research Training Group “Diversity: Mediating Difference in Transcultural Spaces” (University of Trier, Saarland University, and Université de Montréal). In December 2016 they inaugurated their closer institutional collaboration by co-organizing the workshop “Space, Mediation and Diversity Under the Global Condition” in Leipzig.
This workshop provided the opportunity for doctoral, postdoctoral, and senior researchers of both groups to discuss their current projects on the basis of three perspectives that aim to better understand the conditions and effects of global connectedness. These include a focus on the complex spatial organization of globally entangled societies, on the management and interpretation of their cultural diversity, and on the mediating actors and mechanisms that facilitate and shape these interactions.
You can find the full workshop report online at H/SOZ/KULT, Link.