Field trip during the ICCG VI – »Reordering the city«
Frankfurts glocal meeting points with neoliberalization
Short field trip during the ICCG VI (Frankfurt, 16–20 August 2011), organized by DFG research group »Reordering the City« (Iris Dzudzek, Nadine Marquardt, Mathias Rodatz, Felix Silomon-Pflug)
During this guided tour through Frankfurt we will get to know a selection of »global« places that are shaped by global, social, and economic developments as well as by their very specific local and historic urban context. Frankfurt (considered to be the only German global city) is characterized by an intense exploitation of capital, high rents, internationality, mobility, and traces of heavy deindustrialization processes. Global, social, political and economic developments are always uneven and contested at the local level. The places we will visit during our tour are a »crossroads« of heterogeneous developments where current urban problems and development strategies vividly show their interaction with social, political, and economic changes in the city of Frankfurt. At different sites of the city we will discuss the effecting processes: revitalization, economization, privatization and marginalization.
Start: 2 pm; Meeting point: Room K I/II