Urban Ecologies

Uli Beisel

This project focuses on the main drivers of urbanization and the resulting interplay between biodiversity and human health.

Mobile Mosquitoes

Uli Beisel

How is the mobility of people and things interlinked with the mobility of mosquitoes and the spread of associated arboviral diseases?

Vaccine Inequity

Uli Beisel, Richard Rottenburg

This project interrogates how fair access can be built into the design of vaccines and critically, their manufacturing processes.

Water contexts of Freetown

Lorenz Gosch

This project engages with the social life of water in Freetown, Sierra Leone.

African Swine Fever pandemic

Laura Matt

This project engages with attempts to (re)gain control over the African Swine Fever virus in Brandenburg (North-Eastern Germany) and practices of knowing and caring for a contested ecological balance in a relational world.

Anthropocene in the Humboldt Forum Berlin

Ralph Buchenhorst

This project probes how Latin American decolonial conceptions such as Buen Vivir are considered at the Humboldt Forum Berlin when dealing with objects and symbolic forms appropriated by colonial practices.

Political Ecology along the Nile

Enrico Ille

This project asks how different residents in Sudan’s most conflicted areas define what they ‘have’ around them, if and how it should be extracted and put to use, and who should be allowed to do that.

Sustaining Life and Ecology

David Kananizadeh

This project looks into human-forest entanglements in Sierra Leone by inquiring into the social and economic forms and moral dimensions of sustaining ecology, life and subjectivation.

Afterlives of Medical Research

Paul Wenzel Geissler

This project investigates on the practice of medical and natural sciences in Eastern Africa. It mainly focuses on relations between fieldworkers and their fields in different settings.

Toxic Exposure to Mould in Food

Konstantin Biehl

This project asks how lay people come to know and trust scientific evidence of otherwise unobservable toxicity and translate this knowledge into quests for accountability.

Toxicity as Ethical Substance

Stacey Langwick

This project explores how reflection on and labor over the toxic have come to define both ethical subjects and emergent objects of knowledge and practice in East Africa.

Contested History in the Face of Violent Pasts

Ralph Buchenhorst

This project scrutinizes European memory sites to inquire how memory and remembrance are institutionalized in national as well as European identity politics.

Better Bananas

Sandra Calkins

In the face of Malthusian dystopias and their impetus to grow more and better food, this project focuses on biofortification, one recent high-tech agricultural solution for micronutrient deficiencies in Uganda.

Vectors of Health

Luísa Reis Castro

This project investigates technologies for controlling mosquito-borne diseases as a window into science and public health policies in Brazil.