What is solidarity and what does it have to do with research? What does solidarity-based research look like and what can it achieve? A discussion impulse with aspects on research ethics, on the relationship between science and responsibility as well as on the concrete implementation.
Research in Solidarity?!
At present, many processes of change can be observed in society. What would it be like if change were to be professionally accompanied in a targeted and holistic way and the discipline was called societal development?
„We need impulses that actively invite us into a more beautiful world and for this we need social developers“
Walls, barbed wire, seas – borders are diverse, determine nations and destinies. But borders also manifest themselves in our minds in the form of reference frames and thus determine our solidarity. Europe’s reaction to the Ukrainian situation highlights again: our solidarities are selective.
Borders in our Heads
The Kurds are often referred to as the largest stateless people in the world. Kurdistan is their historic homeland within the current borders of Syria, Iraq, Iran and Afghanistan - where they are isolated, discriminated and fought against.
“Where are you from?” the difficult question! An introduction to Kurdistan
Covid-19 shows that in the global social system we are interconnected as well as interdependent on a physical and social level and thus vulnerable. Peace education shows the potential for conflict and peace associated with this.
Covid-19 Peace educational reflections on the transformational potential of a virus
In border and migration policy, the municipality is often perceived as more humanitarian than the federal government. The author subjects this romanticization of the municipality to a critical examination of domination. In the following, he compares the housing sector of the two unequal cities of Dresden and Altena.
Germany a Summer Fairy Tale
Broken floors, old scratched desks and a dilapidated digital infrastructure are emblematic of the state of university teaching in Hesse and nationwide. In the following blog post, the Marburg initiative ReVerBi (Revolt against the marketization of education) takes a stand on these grievances within two comments.
Academic teaching at its limit
Which everyday experiences do artists and cultural workers face since the outbreak of Covid-19? In three podcasts with perspectives from different continents, we aim to gather personal impressions and explore the question of what the future holds for the arts and culture scene.
Art and Culture Scene – „The Show Must Go On“
The Berlin based startup Manuyoo contributes its part to solve one of the main problems on the African continent: a lack of value creation has led to a dependency on trade in unprocessed raw materials. Therefore, Manuyoo offers businesses from our neighboring continent the opportunity to sell their goods here in Germany.
Create a new narrative
Juma David tells us about the work of the Youth Development Organization in Tanzania. This Non-Profit Organization is working with school children in several regions of the country to change their future for the better. Another topic of the interview is the Covid-19 situation in the country