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Prof. Dr. Talja Blokland

SFB-Blog: Talja Blokland, Daniela Krüger and Robert Vief examine the limitations of the possibilities to recieve social support that are currently emerging under Corona. You can read the whole blog post online in German.

"Why we should stop acting like teachers at home"
Prof. Talja Blokland wrote a blog post for Friedrichs Bildungsblog. You can read the whole article online here:

Urban sociological voices on the Corona crisis: In an interview for the Berliner Zeitung ("Großsiedlungen: Hier treffen Ausgangsbeschränkungen die  Berliners besonders hart") and in the Urban Political Podcast ("Inequalities of the Lockdown"), Prof. Dr. Talja Blokland spoke about the effects of the Corona crisis in the city.

Prof. Dr. Ilse Helbrecht

REPORT MAINZ-Interview with Prof. Dr. Ilse Helbrecht about the topic "Expelled Seniors" (German) at ARD, 02/09/2014 at 9:45pm.

ARD-Talkshow at ARD-alpha about the topic "Summer-Events - Tourist Magnet or Stress?" (German) 05/08/2014 at 8:15pm and on 06/08/2014 at 1:15pm. Link:

Video "Loud from Berlin", Ilse Helbrecht and Neukölln, Interview to Gentrification (2014):

Lecture within the Helmholtz-Sonntagsvorlesung at HU Berlin: The other view (2013): Aging, Demographical Change and Housing.

Official video of Ilse Helbrecht for Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (2013):


Dr. Heike Overmann

Participant at a press conference about the debate around a new "education and memorial site" at the former border crossing "Checkpoint Charlie".

Synchronic Discourse Analysis in Urban Planning and Heritage Management - Explanation video on YouTube.

Participant and panelist of the international conference "From Pole to Pole: exploring industrial heritage", which took place from 13. - 15. September, 2018, in the Catholic University of Valparaíso (Chile).

Interview about the development of the Pfaff-Area in Kaiserslautern from July 2017.


Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Kaschuba

Fights for Space in the City - or: How we make our cities gentrificate, Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Kaschuba during the event "Konter im Haus Huth" from
28th April 2014
, published on 10/08/2014.

About the Tempelhofer Feld: Antje Stiebitz: Berlin's ground belongs to everyone - Berliner Zeitung 22/05/2014.,22786336,27208532.html

Colonialism at Humboldt-Forum? - Berliner Zeitung 05/01/2014.,10809150,25796890.html