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 can be observed at least since 1989.

The Collaborative Research Centre consists of 24 subprojects at five locations in Germany: Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena (Sprecher*innenhochschule), Universität Erfurt, Freie Universität BerlinCarl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg, Technische Universität Darmstadt.

Whereas private property has taken on increasing importance since 1989 worldwide, under conditions of increasing concentration and deregulation, the resulting property system has proven to be both crisis-prone and highly controversial in the face of new economic, political, and technological challenges. It is not only challenged by the global financial and economic crises, but also by political conflicts concerning 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.

SFB Kick-Off April 2021


Tagesschau reports on research into investor examination of investor models in football

Ownership in professional football has not yet been sufficiently examined and systematized.

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Silke van Dyk interviewed by taz

Social inequality is on the rise in Germany and is solidified by current ownership structures.

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Tilman Reitz in an interview with Neues Deutschland

The structure of the SFB explained: historical perspectives, current conflicts, and alternatives to current property relations

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Science and practice as dialog

How can we think (social) science and practical experience together?

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"Property is resilient like the Alps"

Lively discussion about Gunnar Folke Schupperts book "Eigentum neu denken. Ein Rechtsinstitut zwischen Wandel und Resilienz"

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Rosensäle; Jena

SFB-INTERN Semesterauftakt Winter 2021

Am 22. Oktober findet der Semesterauftakt des SFB in Jena statt.

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SFB-INTERNAL Workshop “Academic writing in English for Doctoral Researchers”

please register until 9/24 at: karoline.hohmann@uni-erfurt.de

FU Berlin; Berlin

Workshop "Propertisierung – Kommodifizierung – Kommerzialisierung. Kritische Perspektiven auf Reproduktionsökonomien und Bioökonomie"

Workshop der Teilprojekte JRT 3 und C02. Es gibt einen Online- und Präsenzteil. Teilnahme nur nach Anmeldung möglich!

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