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

Achim Seifert (B02) is co-organisor and panel member at the workshop entitled "Wege zur Solidarität. Konzeptionelle Wurzeln des modernen Sozialstaats in Frankreich und Deutschland" (in German and French). The workshop will take place on May 23 from 1 p.m. and 24 at the Centre Marc Bloch (Berlin).

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Kick-off event for the Nucleus sub-project 'The transformative potential of sharing'

On April 22, the sub-project led by Jörg Oberthür (C06) in the transfer area Nucleus was presented to students. 

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Theaterhaus Jena; Jena

MEINS?! Strukturwandel des Eigentums – Literatur meets Wissenschaft - mit Lukas Bärfuss: »Die Krume Brot«

Who owns what and why? How are property and democracy connected? How does property shape identities and social relationships?

The SFB and the theatre will explore these and other questions. In doing so, they will search for traces in literature, because the question of property is not only a political and social one, but also involves stories, emotions and individual conflicts.

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Kino am Markt; Jena

Film series “Property in View”

Film presentation of Parasite (South Korea 2019)

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SFB Colloquium

SFB Colloquium