Together with Dr. Anke Schwarz (TU Dresden), Dr. Jan Simon Hutta (University of Bayreuth/TU Dresden) and Valentin Domann (HU Berlin), our colleague Dr. Daniel Mullis has successfully raised DFG funds for the scientific network “Territorialisierungen der radikalen Rechten – Raumaneignungen und diskursive Rahmungen” (Territorializations of the far right – spatial appropriations and discursive framings). The network, located in the field of human geography, has a duration of three years and provides a continuous working framework for 20 researchers of all qualification levels. Due to the current pandemic, the network will not start its actual work until spring 2021.
The aim of the network is to question the suitability of the concept of territorialization, especially in connection with the romanic speaking conceptual tradition for the analysis of right-wing practices. On the one hand, it examines the practices of appropriation of space by the far right, and on the other hand, the territorializing discursive framing of these actors by media, academic works, and everyday narratives. The focus is on bringing together perspectives on the forms of conflict and the negotiation of discourses, images and practices as well as social and political structures. In addition, the network also turns to local figurations during the meetings on site. Various cooperative publications are planned as well as the processing of the joint debates for the transfer of knowledge in schools or in political education.