For some time now, nature, such as rivers, has been granted its own rights. In his new book "Die Rechte der Natur. Vom nachhaltigen Eigentum", Tilo Wesche explores fundamental questions about the justification, status and scope of these rights.
The Collaborative Research Centre "Structural Change of Property" at the Universities of Jena and Erfurt cordially invites you to the digital book launch on 07.12.2023 from 16:00-18:00. With comments by Carsten Herrmann-Pillath (Erfurt) and Judith Möllhoff (Berlin), moderated by Hartmut Rosa (Jena/ Erfurt).
Next date: 22.November 2023 4-6 p.m.online
Title: Amrita Pande (Department of Sociology, University of Cape Town): “Labour, Property and the fertility industry: Notes from Dalit and Black feminist thought”
The SFB welcomes Matthew Thompson to his Mercator Fellowship. Today and tomorrow he will participate in the workshop “Local self-governance and urban property relations: Historical and present perspectives“.Furthermore, he will participate in the colloquium programme in the coming weeks.
Discussion on the occasion of the publication of the translation of Daniel Loick's book "Abuse of Property". In addition to Daniel Loick, Brenna Bhandar and Jacob Blumenfeld (moderator) are participating in the discussion. The translation is by Jacob Blumenfeld.
Date: 30.09.23 08:00 p.m.
The event will be streamed via Youtube
Venue: Cafe Moskau, Berlin
Date: 27.09.2023 09:00-17:00
Participation is also possible online!
Tilo Wesche has published a new book “Die Rechte der Natur. Vom nachhaltigen Eigentum” with Suhrkamp Verlag. Nature is increasingly being granted its own rights by parliaments, governments and courts worldwide. What is the truth about the rights of nature? Can this legal practice contribute to overcoming climate change? How can such rights be justified? And how can they be applied? Tilo Wesche deals with these and other questions.
A book launch is being planned.
Event information: Workshop “Contested Property”
This one-day workshop will address contemporary property conflicts from a variety of sociological, political, and legal perspectives, each highlighting a different aspect of contemporary property as a contested social relation. All members of the SFB294 are cordially invited.
For further information on the event and registration (by 03.10.2023), please see the following flyer.
Silke van Dyk was a guest on the podcast "Politisches Feuilleton" on Deutschlandfunk Kultur and spoke about the topic "Aging Society - Life as a Privilege and the Expropriation at the End of Life". Please see here.
The SFB in the media
Carsten Herrmann-Pillath has published a guest article in the Frankfurter Rundschau on “Klimafonds: Hilfe für arme Staaten”. He talks about climate change, which will be the central challenge for national and international economic policy in the coming decades.
Florian Peters was interviewed by Prof. Dr. Felix Wemheuer about his book “Von Solidarność zur Schocktherapie. Wie der Kapitalismus nach Polen kam.” interviewed. The interview is available via Youtube.
Felix Krämer was a guest on the hsozkult-Podcast on the topic of “Racial Capitalism”. The concept of “Racial Capitalism” is an attempt to understand the history of capitalism also as a history of racially structured inequality - not only, but especially in the USA.
The SFB in the media
In the current episode of aspekte “Was für ein Verhältnis zur Natur brauchen wir?”, Tilo Wesche argues that nature should be granted or guaranteed the rights of a legal subject. His new book on the rights of nature (“Die Rechte der Natur. Vom nachhaltigen Eigentum”) will be published by Suhrkamp Verlag.
The SFB welcomes Solomon Benjamin to his Mercator Fellowship. In the next few days, two events will take place as part of this fellowship. On 13 June, a methods workshop will be held with him (in Erfurt) and on 20 June, a Brown Bag Lecture (in Jena) will be held with him. Furthermore, he will participate in the colloquium programme in the coming weeks.