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"Unsettling Encounters" - Maren Wirth on affects in collaborative research

In a blog post for the German Centre for Cultural Loss (Deutsches Zentrum für Kulturverlust), Maren Wirth reports on affects in collaborative research on colonial collections.

Henrike Kohpeiß on "Bürgerliche Kälte" in the FAZ

An interview with philosopher Henrike Kohpeiß about her book and how "Bürgerliche Kälte" holds european societies together: by keeping their distance to others.

Fabian Bernhardt on literature and trauma in "Süddeutsche Zeitung"

The novelist Katharina Döbler and the philosopher Fabian Bernhardt discuss the lasting impact of colonial entanglements at the Literarische Colloquium Berlin.

Deutschlandfunk interview with Maximilian Müller

Berlin Buddhists fear for their pagoda due to a missing building permit: Maximilian Müller in an interview with Deutschlandfunk about the possible closure of the Buddhist pagoda in Berlin-Lichtenberg.

taz Talk: "Does Buddhismus belong to Germany?" with Maximilian Müller

A Vietnamese Buddhist pagoda in Berlin-Lichtenberg is to close because of its location in a commercial area. For a church congregation it would not be a reason for closure, but Buddhist institutions do not enjoy any religious privilege when it comes to the building laws in Germany. A taz Talk about multiculturalism in Berlin with Maximilian Müller from subproject A02: 'Affects and Processes of Institutionalization in Vietnamese Carescapes of Berlin'.

Elgen Sauerborn talks about the "Era of Emotions" in "Deutschlandfunk Kultur"

Anyone surfing the internet today can hardly avoid a new language of emotionality and its terms: toxic, aromatic, gaslighting, mental load, trauma bonding, trigger warning, imposter syndrome. But how is the increasing differentiation of our emotional vocabulary related to the singularization of society? Are we living in a new "era of emotions"? Emotion sociologist Elgen Sauerborn comments on these questions in Deutschlandfunk Kultur's "Echtzeit" program.

Interview with the philosopher Fabian Bernhardt in "Der Standard"

Revenge is a word that is often used to explain violent conflicts. But are we using the term correctly? In an interview with Stefan Weiss from "Der Standard," Fabian Bernhardt explains how revenge was defined in history and how the term is used today - for example, in connection with the Ukraine war.

Interview with Débora Medeiros: From „we can do it" to baiting

"Being neutral and detached - this self-image of many journalists is an illusion," says Débora Medeiros (TP B02) in an interview with Der Tagesspiegel.

Interview about the Ukraine war with Zeit-Online

It is often said, the war is Putin's revenge. Could it be that this is projected onto him? The philosopher Fabian Bernhardt (B05) says that revenge always tells a story.

Putin's Revenge? Fabian Bernhardt's comment on philomag.de

Behind Putin's war of aggression, we read again and again, is an archaic motive: revenge. But this justification actually reveals more about us than about Putin. An impulse by Fabian Bernhardt (B05).

"The Invisibles": Birgitt Röttger-Rössler in an Interview with the Berliner Zeitung

Social and cultural anthropologist Birgitt Röttger-Rössler (SP A01) talks to BZ about the lives of Vietnamese in Berlin and the conflicts between the generations.

Aletta Diefenbach: Between purpose of life, mockery and nostalgia. How Christianity unties and divides right-wing adherents

Aletta Diefenbach's (SP C04) new article is published in the Journal of Religion, Society, and Politics and explores the role of Christianity as an identity marker for the New Right.

„Rache. Über einen blinden Fleck der Moderne“ – Fabian Bernhardt in Conversation

On Deutschlandfunk's "Büchermarkt" program, Fabian Bernhardt (TP B05) talks with Miriam Zeh about modernity's relationship to revenge and introduces his new book.

Fabian Bernhardt: "The Philosophy of Revenge" on Deutschlandfunk Kultur

Tit for tat? Revenge has no place in the modern self-image - but feelings of revenge are by no means foreign to us, says philosopher Fabian Bernhardt (SP B05). A conversation for "Sein und Streit" from Deutschlandfunk Kultur.

Looted Art & Benin Bronzes: Paola Ivanov on the Restitution Debate

Things are happening in German museums: looted art is being returned, decolonisation is taking shape. Paola Ivanov (A06) on the restitution debate, colonialism and modernity in conversation with Bayern2.

TV Diskurs Interview with Margreth Lünenborg

Margreth Lünenborg, Professor of Journalism and Communication Studies (TP B02) in an interview with 'TV Diskurs' about her research on reality television formats, their affective impact and "Guilty Pleasure".

Article "Nachbarschaft" about Max Müller's research

Max Müller, religious scholar and research assistant in sub-project A02, is researching Vietnamese life in Berlin. In the article "Nachbarschaft" (Neighbourhood), the Tagesspiegel gives an insight into the life of the Vietnamese community in Lichtenberg and the work of Max Müller.

Interview with Christian von Scheve and Südwest Presse

In an interview with the Südwest Presse, sociologist Christian von Scheve (TP C04) talks about the Corona Pandemic. Is the age of the egoist dawning after the pandemic? No, says sociologist Christian von Scheve. His future scenario is quite different.

"So funktionieren Castingshows" WDR5 Interview with Margreth Lünenborg

In this interview, Margreth Lünenborg talks about the emotional and affective dynamics that are evoked by Reality TV.

Hansjörg Dilger at "Herrenhäuser Gespräch"

One year of the Corona pandemic has caused many consequences. Hansjörg Dilger (project C03) discusses what these are, exactly, with three experts from different fields.

How long is "forever"?

How long is "forever"? –this special on ZDFneo investigates whether you can foresee how long a relationship will last and whether there is such a thing as eternal love. Our spokeswoman Birgitt Röttger-Rössler, cultural and social anthrolpologist, provided some answers.

Interview with Jürgen Brokoff at Deutschlandfunk

In this Jürgen Brokoff, head of project C04, talks about his study "Literatur und Bocksgesang", in which he looks at two heatedly debated essays from the early 90s to ask, why they were able to cause so much outrage.

Nach Corona: Ein Medizinethnologe erklärt, dass wir lernen müssen, mit Krisen zu leben

In an interview with DIE WELT, Hansjörg Dilger from the subproject C03 pleads for a serious discussion about how we want to live in a crisis-ridden world with Corona - instead of pretending that it all will stop at some point.

Diversität im Journalismus - Journalismus im Dialog

What about the diversity in German editorial offices? Do black / migrant / muslim lives really matter? Journalist Ferda Ataman from the New German Media Makers and Prof. Dr. Margreth Lünenborg from TP B02 in the third edition of "Journalism in Dialog" by mbb.

Süßes Gefühl mit bitteren Folgen

Revenge is sweet, they say. In practice however, revenge is usually not a good idea. In the BR2 program "radioWissen", Fabian Bernhardt (TP05) gives an interview with Daniela Remus on this subject.

Der Zorn in uns

Fabian Bernhardt (project B05) published an article on fantasies of vegeance in the Philosophie Magazin, in which he discusses the difference between the self-image and the image of the other when it comes to longing for revenge.

Ein Richtungsstreit unter Sezessionisten

An article by Aletta Diefenbach and Tim Lörke (both project C04), published by FAZ, describes the struggle for interpretational sovereignity within the right-wing scene and the wrestle of the intellectual New Right with the loss of importance during the "Anti Corona measures"-demonstrations.

Begrüßungen während Corona - Im Handumdrehen angesteckt

In this article by Edit Magazine, Thomas Stodulka talks about emerging greeting rituals in times of Corona and explains which impacts these could have on our future understand of culture.

Der Fall Tönnies zeigt, warum wir über Scham sprechen sollten

In an interview with Bayerischer Rundfunk, sociologist Sighard Neckel explains the public constructions of avoiding shame using the meat manufacturer Tönnies as an example and explains what we can learn from our feelings of shame.

Pflanzen berühren und verstehen - Forschungsprojekt zum Anthropozän

In the new sub-project of SFB1171, Sandra Calkins and Albert-Dieter Stevens examine the everyday encounters between people and plants in the botanical garden for their affective potential and thereby question our anthropocentric relationship with the environment and nature.

Zwischen Leichtsinn und Vorsicht Hamburg ist gespalten – in zwei Corona-Lager

Sighard Neckel, head of TP B06 and professor at the University of Hamburg in conversation with the Hamburger Morgenpost about the generation issue in dealing with corona measures and the new normal.

Le racisme, une histoire d'émotions ?

In an interview with Deutsche Welle, sociologist Yasemin Ural reports on the role of emotions in the perception of racism and in the dynamics of the Black Lives Matter movement.

Jetzt steht eine Grundsatzfrage auf dem Spiel

Bilgin Ayata talks with Tobi Müller in the "Sonntagsgespräch" of the Deutsche Theater about the refugee situation in Europe during the pandemic.

Solidarität in der Krise: Warum die Suche nach Sündenböcken so schädlich ist

When an earthquake shatters a city, people tend to show solidarity. When an epidemic is going round, it seems that fear is swallowing people's empathy. Sighard Neckel, head of project B06, explains why in an interview with GEO.

"Natürlich löst das Ängste aus"

Hansjörg Dilger, head of project C03, gave Zeit Online an interview on the dealings of different cultures with diseases in general and the Coronavirus specifically.

Moralischer Universalismus in Zeiten politischer Regression

Aletta Diefenbach, research assistant at project C04, together with Claudia Czingon and Victor Kempf, conducted an interview with Jürgen Habermas, which was publushed in the Leviathan.

Trapattoni, Özdemir und jetzt Greta Thunberg: Wutreden - Gefühlsausbruch oder Rhetorik?

Jonas Bens, project A06, gave Radio Bremen an interview.

Der Siegeszug des Heimatbegriffs gefährdet die europäische Demokratie - ein Beitrag von Bilgin Ayata im Tagesspiegel

Everyone is talking about 'Heimat'. This plays into the hands of dictators like Erdogan - and obscures the real problem. Bilgin Ayata, Mercator-Fellow at the CRC, delivers the opening speech at the scientific conference of this years Herbstsalon at the Gorki Theater in Berlin. It was printed in the Tagesspiegel.

"'Heimat' is deeply engraved into our bodies"

An interview with Birgitt Röttger-Rössler on WDR 5's programme "Neugier genügt" on the 19th of April, 2018.

Participatory theater today? The role of immersion

Theresa Schütz, research assistant at at B03: Reenacting Emotions, talked with Deutschlandradio Kultur about particapory theater and the role of immersion.