716742 EX Regional Geography, course 2 (Berlin & Brandenburg)

summer semester 2021 | Last update: 02.04.2021 Place course on memo list
EX Regional Geography, course 2 (Berlin & Brandenburg)
EX 4

Students understand the basic processes and consequences of global change and can evaluate analytically the complex interactions between society and environment.

The excursion will lead us to Germany's capital Berlin and its surroundings (Brandenburg). Focussing on backgrounds of the so-called "start-up boom", that is entangled with processes of digitisation ("world capital of cryptocurrencies") and local place-making. Furthermore, participants will learn processes of gentrification that are interlinked with aforesaid phenomena as well as subaltern reactions crystallizing in an appeal to a "right to the city" (Lefebvre). This will be exemplified in selected urban quarters and social movements (e.g. #besetzen) and suppressed "Kiezläden im Asyl".


  • paper
  • presentation
  • active participation

Ilse Helbrecht (Hg.) (2016): Gentrifizierung in Berlin. Verdrängungsprozesse und Bleibestrategien. Berlin: transcript: Berlin.

Sybille Bauriedl / Anke Strüver (Hg.) (2018): Smart City – Kritische Perspektiven auf die Digitalisierung in Städten. transcript: Berlin.

Andrej Holm, Dirk Gebhardt (2011): Initiativen für ein Recht auf Stadt. Theorie und Praxis städtischer Aneignung. VSA Verlag: Hamburg.

Henri Lefebvre (2016): Das Recht auf Stadt. Aus dem Französischen von Birgit Althaler. Nautilus: Hamburg.

The excursion will take place by the end of August until the first few days of September.

8 Tage in der letzten August Hälfte, Berlin & Brandenburg