The SFB short film:

About property in transition and the work of the SFB.

This film is the work of Catharina Göldner and Katharina Hamann.

The members of the Collaborative Research Centre in summer 2023

Image: Marlen van den Ecker

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 could be observed at the latest since 1989.  The Collaborative Research Centre contains a total of 23 subprojects at five locations in Germany: Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena (Sprecher*innenhochschule), Universität Erfurt, Freie Universität BerlinCarl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg, Technische Universität Darmstadt.

While private property has gained in importance worldwide since 1989 under conditions of increasing concentration and deregulation, the resulting property system has proved to be both crisis-prone and highly controversial in the face of new economic, political and technological challenges. It isn´t challenged only by the global financial and economic crises, but also by political conflicts over 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.


Event information

Panel discussion “Weltpolitische Umbrüche: USA – China in Konkurrenz und die wirtschaftlichen Reaktionen Europas” with Helmut Scholz und Stefan Schmalz. (in German)

Date: 08.12.2023 06:00 p.m.
Venue: Kunsthaus, Michaelisstraße 24, Erfurt

For further information on the content and programme, please see the following link.

New podcast episode Appropriate

The new episode discusses conflicts around urban property and its re-privatization together with Warsaw lawyer Beata Siemieniako

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Event information

Workshop Critical Theory in Berlin with the participation of Jacob Blumenfeld, Klaus Dörre and Silke van Dyk. The event will be held in German and registration is not required.

Date: 08-09 December 2023
Location: Auditorium, Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm Centre, Humboldt University of Berlin
Title: “Vergesellschaftung des Gesellschaftlichen”

For further information on the content and programme, please see the following link.


“What’s queer got to do with it? Building an integrated theory of Queer Reproductive Justice ”

Lecture by Laura Mamo (Health Equity Institute, San Francisco State University)

Part of the lecture series “Bodies, power and property in transnational reproductive economies”

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Booklaunch „Die Rechte der Natur“

Book Launch of Tilo Wesche's “Die Rechte der Natur” with comments by Judith Möllhoff, Carsten Herrmann-Pillath.

The event will take place online.
Please register at:

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Digital general assembly of the SFB

The agenda and documents will be sent out on Dec. 4. 

SFB-INTERN: Digitales Treffen des akademischen Mittelbaus


More information about the Mid-level Representatives.

Follow-up dates: 16.01.