‘Mapping the Global Rise of Fossil Fascism’ lecture & ‘Stadtgeographie in Krisenzeiten’ panel @DKG 2023, Frankfurt, Sept 21, 2023

Logo des Deutschen Kongress für Geographie (DKG) 2023

Planetary Futures - der Deutsche Kongress für Geographie 2023 hat sich nicht wenig vorgenommen. Am 21.9. bin ich in Frankfurt/Main an zwei Veranstaltungen beteiligt: Lecture: Mapping the Global Rise of Fossil Fascism Speaker: Tatjana Söding…

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‘Flesh Fiction: Writing cultivated meat taste’ workshop @University of Maastricht, Sept 12, 2023

An AI-generated strange image of a roasted bird easting chicken wings from a plateOn September 12, 2023 I will facilitate Flesh Fiction, a collective writing experiment speculating on tastes of cultivated meat. No more spoilers. Part of the ‘Promissory Meatscapes of Mosa Meat & Co: The Political Ecologies of Urbanized Protein’ workshop organized by Frank I. Müller and Willem Boterman from University of Amsterdam’s Centre for Urban Studies.



Emparamol Shorts. Flash Fiction nach O.E. Butler und K.S. Robinson

Image of a pack of novel hyperempathy-inducing drug, as hallucinated by an AI

Ist Science Fiction Empowerment oder Eskapismus? Wozu überhaupt noch Zukunft in Zeiten multipler globaler Krisen? Im Winter 2022 setzte ich mich mit meinen Studierenden im Seminar ‚Writing Urban Futures‘ an der TU Dresden mit Speculative…

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‘Dwelling in disrupted worlds’ paper & ‘Critical worldbuilding in practice’ panel @SFRA ‘Disruptive Imaginations’ conference, Dresden, Aug 17 and 18, 2023

At the 2023 Sciene Fiction Research Association's and Gesellschaft für Fantastikforschung's joint conference 'Disruptive Imaginations' in Dresden, I presented a paper and co-hosted a panel. Dwelling in disrupted worlds. Emancipatory home-making as critical world-building in…

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Protein Futures: Past and present – panel discussion @TU Dresden, December 15, 2022

Poster for the protein futures panel discussion on Dec 15, 2022

At the ‘Protein Futures’ panel on December 15, I will discuss futures, SF, imagination, and alternative dietary proteins with Moritz Ingwersen (TUD), Rodrigo Morais (UFPR) and Patrick Weir (Protein matters project). This event is hosted by Frank Müller and Judith Miggelbrink (heads of the Protein Matters project).

TU Dresden Hörsaalzentrum, HSZ/201/U
Thu, Dec 15, 2022 – 5.30 to 7:30 pm

‘Lokal extrem Rechts. Analysen alltäglicher Vergesellschaftungen’ – book launch, May 11, 2022, Leipzig

Ursachen und Hintergründe für das Erstarken extrem rechter Politik werden in Wissenschaft und Medien intensiv diskutiert. Dabei fehlt es gerade in wissenschaftlichen Debatten zumeist an qualitativen Analysen und differenzierten räumlichen Betrachtungen jenseits von Stadt-Land- oder…

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How Urban Decorum Works: Territory, Law and Heritage, talk @Geographies of the law symposium, Turin, Dec 13, 2021

Talk by Cristina Mattiucci (UNINA) and Anke Schwarz (TU Dresden) Over the past decade, the idea of ‘urban decorum’ has gained traction in contemporary Italian streets and squares. Though reminiscent of earlier debates on securitization…

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‘Cities of Hope’: RGS-IBG Urban Geography Research Group’s Annual Conference, Nov 18/19, 2021

Poster for UGRG Annual Conference 2021

On November 18 and 19, 2021, the RGS-IBG Urban Geography Research Group held its ‘Cities of Hope’ annual conference. The event brought scholars and activists together to explore what more just cities might look like, tackling issues ranging from gender-based and racial forms of violence to housing injustices.

On Nov 18, I chaired an inspiring session with Veda Popovici and Michele Lacione entitled ‘The false symmetry of research-activism. Towards accompliceship and undercommon praxis’ on their joint work in Bucharest with the Common Front for Housing Rights (FCDL). Previously featured in the ‘It started raining‘ documentary and at