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Politics of Conviviality 

Projects focusing on the negotiation of differences and inequalities in everyday life and within institutions fall under this Research Area. Its central research questions concern the everyday and institutional practices which reinforce or diminish patterns of inequality within convivial configurations. It also considers how various agents – including social movements, governments, academics, and migrants among others – foster or challenge existing inequalities.

Politics of Conviviality 

Speakers: Sérgio Costa (FU Berlin), Laura Flamand (Colmex) and Marcos Nobre (Cebrap)
Coordinator: Mariana Teixeira (FU Berlin)

Medialities of Conviviality 

This Research Area focuses on processes of co-production and circulation of knowledge and representation relating to the nexus between inequality and conviviality. This includes both immaterial flows of ideas, values, and imaginaries as well as relevant practices and materialisations. Writing, drawing, photographing, collecting, and exhibiting offer important clues to the study of how notions of conviviality – for instance, as utopias or mythical pasts – were manifested in objects produced and circulated in convivial and unequal contexts. The role of new media will also be of interest for this Research Area.

Politics of Conviviality 

Speakers: Gloria Chicote (IdIHCS), Barbara Göbel (IAI) and Susanne Klengel (FU Berlin)
Coordinator:  Clara Ruvituso (IAI)

(Hi-)Stories of Conviviality

This Research Area brings together projects with a focus on the historical and narrative dimension of the nexus conviviality-inequality. Guiding questions include investigations into the ways in which past and present convivial configurations and regimes are shaped by various entangled histories. Hence, juridical and socio-economic aspects will play a central role in this Research Areadue to their importance in maintaining or shifting a given convivial regime.

Politics of Conviviality 

Speakers: Carlos Alba (Colmex), Samuel Barbosa (USP) and Barbara Potthast (UzK)
Coordinator:  Tilmann Heil (UzK)