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Launch event of the FGZ at the Hanover location on 09 and 10 March 2021

Launch event of the FGZ at the Hanover location on 09 and 10 March 2021

(Foto: A. Goeb)

Spaces of social cohesion - forms and formats of societal cohesion

What creates societal cohesion in space? Based on this question, the Hanover location of the Research Institute Social Cohesion (RISC) invites researchers and practitioners to a two-day online kick-off event on the topic of space and cohesion.

In addition to exciting keynote lectures by Prof. Dr. Albrecht Koschorke (University of Konstanz) and Prof. Dr. Andreas Zick (University of Bielefeld), the topic of spatial cohesion will be discussed in various specialist sessions from interdisciplinary, theoretical and practical perspectives. In a paper session on cohesion in and through encounters in urban contexts, young researchers will present their contributions. In addition, there will be numerous invited guests who will speak and reflect about societal cohesion in connection with concepts such as responsibility and participation, planning and control.

Spaces and regions are not only the focus of the Hanover sub-institute in the FGZ, but also represent an important starting point for the study of cohesion. This approach shows that societal cohesion can emerge among people under the most diverse conditions and possibilities. The current Corona crisis also demonstrates how important it is to take spatial differences into account when dealing with societal challenges in order to be able to make appropriate recommendations for action.

The Hanover Sub-Institute is one of a of eleven university and research institutes in the multidisciplinary network of the Research Institute Social Cohesion (RISC), which is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research for four years.

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