Spatial Identity (Topoi B-4)
The research group focused on knowledge-based spaces of identity, whose founders, designers and addressees create, modify and materialize spatial arrangements and knowledge, and are thus essential for the production of relational space and bodies of knowledge. This becomes clear, e.g. in place- and space-oriented narratives, through spatially referenced material culture, in the form of discourses on memory, and in the course of cultural transformation within the scope of spatial mobility and cultural contact situations. In this way, using a variety of case studies set against different disciplinary backgrounds and based on diverse sources, the project addressed the central Topoi theme of the dynamics of space and knowledge.