DFG Network “Territorializations of the Radical Right - Appropriations of Space and Discursive Framings”
The DFG research network “Territorializations of the Radical Right – Appropriations of Space and Discursive Framings”, situated in the Department of Human Geography at TU Dresden, has started its work on May 1, 2021. The network was initiated by Dr. Anke Schwarz (TU Dresden), Dr. Jan Simon Hutta (University of Bayreuth/TU Dresden) and Valentin Domann (HU Berlin) together with our colleague Dr. Daniel Mullis. Until 2024, 20 scientists of all academic degrees will have the opportunity to productively exchange and deepen their knowledge in a continuous working framework.
The aim of the network is to profile research on the radical right in German-speaking Human Geography and to properly ground theoretically research. In particular in question is the suitability of the concept of territorialization, as it is developed in the Romance-language tradition, for the analysis of right-wing practices. In the network, the participating scholars on the one hand will examine the practices of space appropriation by the radical right, and on the other the territorializing through discursive framings through media, academic research, and everyday narratives. The focus is on bringing together perspectives on the forms of contestation and negotiation of discourses, images, and practices as well as social and political structures. In addition, the network also turns its attention to local figurations during the in total six on-site meetings. Various cooperative publications are planned, as well as the processing of joint debates for the transfer of knowledge in schools and in political education.