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


Jörg Rüpke receives honorary doctorate from Karl Franzens University Graz

On 27 October 2021, Mr Jörg Rüpke was awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Graz.

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We need a new form of society. The old programme has been exhausted.

Speaker Hartmut Rosa in Der Spiegel on a new centre and the way out of the frenzied standstill of late modernity (Paywall)

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Who owns the wind?

Deputy Speaker Tilman Reitz in conversation with the FAZ

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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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Die Rechte der Natur. Vom Nachhaltigen Eigentum

Die Debatte kann von Mitgliedern des SFB online verfolgt werden. Voranmeldung notwendig! Veranstaltung auf Deutsch.

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SFB-INTERN: Extended Board Meeting

The Extended Board meets.

SFB-INTERN: plenary meeting

The Assembly is a regular organisational meeting for all members of the SFB.

Reading Workshop