Imagination of Space (Topoi C-I-3)
Research Group C-I-3 pursued the investigation of the interplay between imaginative places, landscapes, and spaces and non-spatial concepts. In this context, the group examined the impact of spatial concepts, as presented in art and literature, on the perception of space. A further issue to explore was, how spatial conceptions are integrated in theories of cosmology, religion, and philosophy in order to illustrate various issues and notions; how scientific and common spatial concepts impact political processes; and finally how spatial experiences (e.g. of campaigns) transform scientific and philosophical spatial concepts.