Rural areas have received new attention. Regions previously characterized as shrinking are experiencing a highly selective influx of urban middle-class households and an increase in real estate prices. These developments raise the question of value increase and displacement. This article aims to systematize the state of the art in British rural gentrification studies and to explain possible connections for German research on rural gentrification and discusses starting points for future research.
This paper studies a student movement that opened up spaces for radical geography at the geography department of the University of Zurich in the early 1980s, where these students demanded a new curriculum. Building on archival material and narrative interviews, this paper documents the "thought style" of these student initiatives and illustrates the antagonistic political mood, in which these initiatives operated. This case thereby shows the precariousness of radical theory in geography.
Visions for the future drive current practices and shape daily lives. This is also true for different groups of actors involved in the Bagré Growth Pole Project in Burkina Faso, an initiative to promote agricultural development in one of the poorest countries in the world. Based on 9 months of ethnographic
fieldwork, I examine how ideas of the future are used to explain and legitimize how the project proceeds and how lingering conflicts remain unsolved as the future is prioritized.
Kiel 1969 bietet einen Einstieg, um über die spezifisch deutschsprachige Entwicklung des Faches nachzudenken und wissenschaftliche Dynamiken in gesellschaftliche Kontexte einzubetten. Kiel 1969 zeigt, wie spannend und vielschichtig die Geographie ist, und die Debatte darum zeigt, wieviel wir nicht wissen, wie einfach wir es uns manchmal machen und wieviel es noch zu entdecken gibt. Aus meiner Perspektive ist Kiel 1969 wichtig, aber eben nicht nur Kiel 1969!
To understand farmers and beekeepers' perceptions of future waterscapes in the Swiss Jura, we applied the novel technique of speculative photo-response fabulation. In the fields, farmers and beekeepers photographed landscapes depicting their relationships to water. Many imagined the probable futures of the picture-framed waterscapes to be like southern regions nowadays. In reaction to their degradation, participants envision plural desired pathways expressing engaged geographies of futures.
Mit dem Paper wurde die je größte Stadt je Bundesland dahingehend untersucht, wie sozio-ökonomische Lage, Migration, Zuspruch zur Demokratie und Altersstruktur mit dem Zweitstimmenanteil der AfD in Stadtteilen korreliert. Vier Aspekte sind zentral: Erstens, Städte sind hinsichtlich des Zuspruchs stark polarisiert; sie sind zweitens, bei weitem nicht nur progressive Orte; drittens, divergieren die Gründe der Polarisierung; und, viertens, ist keine klare Ost-West-Polarisierung auszumachen.
The findings of the empirical mixed-method study on car use help to understand mobility practices and their underlying logic.The central component is a user typology based on a quantitative survey and qualitative interviews. The study aims to present an empirical description of mobility practices and the guiding logic of different mobility types in Berlin. The findings offer starting points for user-specific measuress to encourage people to use new mobility concepts instead of their car.
There has been a proliferation of contemporary art biennials in the past 20 years, especially in cities outside of North America and Europe. This paper considers the ways that the biennial thwarts the possibility of authentic representation. The research puts the biennials in Taipei and Dakar into relational comparison, looking at the ways cultural identity is made, instrumentalized, and strategically employed.
La riduzione del rischio, nelle aree poste in prossimità di pareti rocciose, mediante gestione dei sistemi di monitoraggio con finalità d'allerta evidenzia potenzialità, ma anche numerose criticità e limiti. L'articolo prende in esame due frane, originatesi da pareti rocciose, avvenute in prossimità di aree abitate nelle Alpi. Si analizzano costi ed efficacia sia delle opere di difesa sia dei sistemi di monitoraggio con funzione di early warning anche in relazione a soglie d'allerta e scenari.
The conditions of social work in prisons are seldomly researched. In particular, we focus on its spatial conditions as it works with and for people who are confined, but it is also carried out under conditions of confinement. Based on insights from two prisons in Switzerland we analyse these conditions by focusing on spaces, bodies and emotions. The materiality of the prison translates into the prison logics and enforces them in complex ways on the bodies of prisoners as well as social workers.