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

Discussion on the occasion of the publication of the translation of Daniel Loick's book "Abuse of Property". In addition to Daniel Loick, Brenna Bhandar and Jacob Blumenfeld (moderator) are participating in the discussion. The translation is by Jacob Blumenfeld.

Date: 30.09.23 08:00 p.m.
The event will be streamed via Youtube

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New publication

Tilo Wesche has published a new book “Die Rechte der Natur. Vom nachhaltigen Eigentum” with Suhrkamp Verlag. Nature is increasingly being granted its own rights by parliaments, governments and courts worldwide. What is the truth about the rights of nature? Can this legal practice contribute to overcoming climate change? How can such rights be justified? And how can they be applied? Tilo Wesche deals with these and other questions.

A book launch is being planned.


Augustinerkloster, Rathaus; Erfurt

International annual conference “Conflicts over Property”

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Augustinerkloster; Erfurt

SFB-INTERN: Early career event

As part of the SFB's annual conference, a workshop entitled “Challenging Conventions in Academia” will take place on 4 October, organised by the Mid-level Representatives. Information on the programme can be found here.

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Universität Erfurt; Erfurt

“Contested Property”

This one-day workshop will address contemporary property conflicts from a variety of sociological, political, and legal perspectives, each highlighting a different aspect of contemporary property as a contested social relation.

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