The research project analyses current changes in lifestyles, education, learning and work in their media-technological interconnectedness from a dedicated media studies perspective. The research focus expands beyond anthropocentric approaches to areas of the social that are not exclusively occupied by humans. It is thus directed towards alliances of human and non-human agencies. Against this background, it is intended to serve an investigation of the current redistribution of knowledge, techne, intelligence and competences.
With this focus, the ZeM would like to open up a research dimension that motivates both academics from the participating universities and practice partners to cooperate and find new perspectives for reflection on theory and practice.
Dr. Simon Strick is independent researcher in cultural and gender studies, and works as a dramaturg. He has held positions at FU Berlin, Paderborn University, JFK-Institute Berlin, ZfL Berlin and the University of Virginia. Simon’s research focuses on gender and critical race studies, popular culture, affect studies, media and cultural analysis. With Susann Neuenfeldt and Werner Türk, he founded the performance group PKRK in 2009. He lives and works in Berlin.