Our research focuses on spatial dimensions of social reality. With this focus, we follow two guiding questions:

- In which structures and practices are economic, social and political developments implemented in space and time?

- How to produce spatial terms and local conditions; how to adopt and to perceive both?

We examine these questions in the following three sectors:

Economy and resources

Culture and Identities

Communication and knowledge

We are extending our focus “From Local to Global” on different scales and in different research areas. Urban research is our particular main emphasis.