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Writing with Glaciers: Towards a Glacial Poetics in Contemporary Transamerican Poetries of the Anthropocene
My project yokes together ecocriticism, new materialism, and animist philosophy as critical approaches to reading contemporary poetries on glaciers and the cryosphere. The emphasis is put on textworld-relations of these poetries, thinking material processes and transformations of glaciers as in line with textual strategies of the examined poetry.
Political Ecology of State Food Subsidies: Mapping the Impact of Subsidies on Agrarian Change in Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
Subsidies are assumed to be good for farmers and agriculture but is this issue that straightforward? What is the cost of cheap food, and how is it paid for by the whole society and the environment? This research investigates the untold story of subsidies and their impact on human and environmental relations.
Ecologies of Resistance: A Study on Environmental Justice Narratives from the Extractive Economies of the Global South
My project analyses environmental justice narratives from the Global South that depict unequal environments created by social inequalities. The project attempts to re-imagine environment as an active agent that affects and is affected by the capitalist world system and locates the resistance movements within a wider political framework of social struggles and uneven distribution.
Vulnerable Landscapes: A Study of Landscape Aesthetics in the Anthropocene
My project aims to understand the aesthetics of contemporary landscapes by bringing together both theoretical and descriptive aesthetics and environmental artistic practises.
Opportunities and Cosntraints of Extension Programs in Services: Lessons from Beekeepers
There is hope. Small initiatives, efforts, and services make a difference.
Multiperspectivity and Cultural Ecology in the Novels of Richard Powers
In the novels of Richard Powers there is no culture without nature, the choir of voices within creates a mosaic as complex as life.
The Sense-Making Machine - Material and Perceptual Foundations of Technology
Technological progress promised to free us from daily work and ecological unpredictability. Exactly the opposite seems to have happened. What went wrong? And: can we regain control?
Chemicals as Foreign Objects. Are Chemicals Unnatural?
Oftentimes, chemicals like glyphosate, nitrate or radioactive substances are perceived as ‘unnatural.’ My project puts the ‘unnaturalness’ of chemicals into questions and tries to establish new ways of perceiving chemicals in nature, in food, and in our bodies. My aim is to work towards a critical aesthetics of chemicals in the environment.
Development and Evaluation of an Educational Concept for Sustainable Mobility at Primary Schools
How can we contribute to the further development of mobility education towards a more comprehensive and transformative approach?
Pasture, Border, and Battlefield. A Global Object-Ecology of Barbed Wire (1874-1989)
Barbed wire created spaces of lethal and non-lethal violence. Where was it present, and how did it affect ecosystems and societies? Which life forms profited and which suffered under its intended and unintended effects?
Stories of Change (Narrative Ethics for a Great Transformation)
If we want to succeed in building a good sustainable future for all, we need visions and stories about how this future looks. And we need ethical skills and moral values to carry them.
Das IDK Um(Welt)Denken ist eine Kooperation der Trägeruniversität Augsburg mit der Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München. In München promovieren folgende Nachwuchswissenschaftler*innen im Rahmen des IDK: