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 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.

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.


New podcast episode "Appropriate"

In the fifth episode of our podcast Eduardo Relly talks with Petra Gümplová about "Blood Oil Commodities".

visit page

Award for Helen Gibson

Congratulations to Helen Gibson for winning the 2022 Rolf-Kentner-Dissertation-Prize!

visit page

SFB Annual Conference

The programme of the annual conference „Contested Concepts of Property in Past & Present“ is online now.

visit page

The Economics of Gender in China

Sisi Sung's dissertation (published by Routledge) is now available via open access.

visit page

„Ecology and More-than-human Property“

A new contribution of the SFB blog is online (Author: Carsten Herrmann-Pillath).

visit page


Friedrich Schiller Universität; Jena

„Contested Concepts of Property in Past & Present“

Annual Conference of the SFB 294 in Jena.

read more
Friedrich Schiller Universität; Jena

„Global Commons and Their Discontents“

Workshop: The event is organised by JRT01. More information will follow. Contact:

„Vergesellschaftung: Strategien für eine demokratische Wirtschaft“

conference in cooperation with communia e.V. in Berlin. For more information and registration details, please see the link.

visit page