Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Environmental sciences

Page: N.A

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Explorations in Urban Practice

Urban School Ruhr Series.

Author: Katja Aßmann,Markus Bader,Rosario Talevi,raumlaborberlin,Urbane Künste Ruhr

Publisher: dpr-barcelona

ISBN: 8494752324

Category: Architecture

Page: 290

View: 6688


Both a learning platform and a pedagogical experiment, Urban School Ruhr is built upon the foundational belief that experts and amateurs can, together, build a space of critical exchange and knowledge transfer. USR prioritises exchange and dialogue that is not necessarily attached to specific outcomes, results or interventions in built reality, instead understanding conversation as the first step to co-producing cities. Explorations in Urban Practice, the first edition in the Urban School Ruhr Series, draws from and reflects upon USR’s experiences to date whilst also looking to the future of urban practice in contemporary cities. The book presents the reader with key current questions in the field: how can we learn city making? How should we understand the political concept of commoning for this purpose? And how can we discuss intervention as a strategy for enacting urban change?

Eco-Social Transformation and Community-Based Economy

Author: Susanne Elsen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351119842

Category: Social Science

Page: 125

View: 5319


Worldwide societal problems such as mass unemployment, growing social disparities, public and private poverty, social exclusion, environmental destruction and the evidence of climate change are increasing and becoming ever more visible. They require urgent and sustainable long-term solutions. Eco-Social Transformation and Community-Based Economy provides a transdisciplinary conception of community based socially productive approaches to eco-social transformation and sustainability. It introduces interdisciplinary discourses, basic theoretical concepts, participatory and community-based research, development strategies and practical prospects and considers them in the context of both eco-social transformation and eco-social work, especially with disadvantaged groups. With case studies that demonstrate the creative power of local embeddedness, diversity and cooperation, this book presents integrative local approaches as convincing examples of possible ways forward. It will be of interest to all scholars, students and activists working in community development, social development, social work and human geography.

Erfolgsfaktor Innovation

Author: Ralph Berndt

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3540272917

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 368

View: 3466


Innovationen stellen einen entscheidenden Erfolgsfaktor für eine gesamte Volkswirtschaft, eine Branche sowie für jedes Unternehmen dar. Innovationen können zunächst aus neuartigen Produkten, Marken oder Verfahrensinnovationen bestehen. Des Weiteren können sie in Form von Sozialinnovationen vorliegen. Auch neuartige Managementtechniken können gegeben sein. In diesem Sammelband finden sich innovative Ansätze für alle Teilbereiche des betrieblichen Management. Die Beiträge stammen von Management-Spezialisten der GSBA Zürich aus Europa und den USA.

The Digital Condition

Author: Felix Stalder

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1509519610

Category: Social Science

Page: 220

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Our daily lives, our culture and our politics are now shaped by the digital condition as large numbers of people involve themselves in contentious negotiations of meaning in ever more dimensions of life, from the trivial to the profound. They are making use of the capacities of complex communication infrastructures, currently dominated by social mass media such as Twitter and Facebook, on which they have come to depend. Amidst a confusing plurality, Felix Stalder argues that are three key constituents of this condition: the use of existing cultural materials for one's own production, the way in which new meaning is established as a collective endeavour, and the underlying role of algorithms and automated decision-making processes that reduce and give shape to massive volumes of data. These three characteristics define what Stalder calls 'the digital condition'. Stalder also examines the profound political implications of this new culture. We stand at a crossroads between post-democracy and the commons, a concentration of power among the few or a genuine widening of participation, with the digital condition offering the potential for starkly different outcomes. This ambitious and wide-ranging theory of our contemporary digital condition will be of great interest to students and scholars in media and communications, cultural studies, and social, political and cultural theory, as well as to a wider readership interested in the ways in which culture and politics are changing today.

Zeitschrift für kritische Theorie

22. Jahrgang, Heft 42/43 – 2016

Author: Christoph Türcke,Dirk Stederoth,Rosalvo Schütz,Hans-Ernst Schiller,Konstantinos Rantis,Schierry Weber Nicholsen,Philipp Lenhard,Hyun Kang kim,Frank Jablonka,Helmut Heit,Oliver Decker

Publisher: zu Klampen Verlag GbR

ISBN: 3866744994

Category: Philosophy

Page: 268

View: 3108


Die »Zeitschrift für kritische Theorie« ist ein Diskussionsforum für die materiale Anwendung kritischer Theorie auf aktuelle Gegenstände und bietet einen Rahmen für Gespräche zwischen den verschiedenen methodologischen Auffassungen heutiger Formen kritischer Theorie. Sie dient als Forum, das einzelne theoretische Anstrengungen thematisch zu bündeln und kontinuierlich zu präsentieren versucht.

Anna Meyer Internetionale

Author: Anna Meyer,Barbara Steiner,Patricia Grzonka,Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst Leipzig

Publisher: N.A


Category: Art

Page: 248

View: 6592


In Meyer's work, the glittering temptations of a global consumer culture are set opposite that culture's losers--figures hapless in the face of the promises of happiness made by the mass-media, advertising and shopping culture. Whomever cannot keep up with this system is brutally pushed to its periphery.


Author: Janusz Żarnowski

Publisher: Variorum


Category: History

Page: 312

View: 6093


The subject of this volume is the social and political history of East-Central Europe in the 19th and 20th centuries, with particular emphasis on Polish society in the interwar period (1918-1939) and the role of the intelligentsia. These articles make available the results of work otherwise published only in the author's books in Polish. The first part deals with key themes in the history of the last two centuries: nationalism and the nation state, the role of culture in the recovery of Polish independence, the Versailles system, and the growth of authoritarianism and fascism. The second part focuses on the history of Polish society in the 20th century, highlighting the extraordinary importance of the intelligentsia in modern Poland. Two articles also discuss the impact of new technologies and media in interwar Poland.