The SFB short film:

About property in transition and the work of the SFB.

This film is the work of Catharina Göldner and Katharina Hamann.

The members of the Collaborative Research Centre in summer 2023

Image: Marlen van den Ecker

Welcome to the website of the Collaborative Research Centre TRR 294 "Structural Change of Property"!

The Collaborative Research Centre pursues the goal of investigating the fundamental structural change of property that could be observed at the latest since 1989.  The Collaborative Research Centre contains a total of 23 subprojects at five locations in Germany: Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena (Sprecher*innenhochschule), Universität Erfurt, Freie Universität BerlinCarl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg, Technische Universität Darmstadt.

While private property has gained in importance worldwide since 1989 under conditions of increasing concentration and deregulation, the resulting property system has proved to be both crisis-prone and highly controversial in the face of new economic, political and technological challenges. It isn´t challenged only by the global financial and economic crises, but also by political conflicts over the appropriation, distribution and containment of private property, as well as by the dynamics of the knowledge and bio-economies, which are linked to alternative concepts of common property, shared use and free access to resources.


New blogpost!

Helene Langbein (B02) writes in the new post of the SFB blog about the 1976 German law on employee co-determination and its current significance for projects in the area of conflict between the guarantee of ownership and freedom of occupation.

Call for Papers

Contributions are being sought for the workshop “Changing property and gender relations” (TP B06) in September.

For information on the guiding questions of the workshop, as well as on how to submit abstracts, please see here.

Deadline: 14.06.2024



Kino am Markt; Jena

Film series “Property in View”

Film presentation of Parasite (South Korea 2019)

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SFB Colloquium

SFB Colloquium

SFB-intern: Meeting of the extended board

Please send concerns to the extended board by 14.06. to: