CRC 1265/1: Geographic Imaginations: People's Sense of Security and Insecurity in a Cross-Generational Comparison (SP A01)


The research project examines spatial concepts and emotional challenges posed by the re-figuration of spaces in terms of subjective experiences of security and insecurity. Based on group discussions, photo elicitation, and problem-focused interviews with three age cohorts in Vancouver, Berlin, and Singapore, their ideal-typical geographic imaginations are traced and analysed. The project pursues the question of whether and how security-related spatial knowledge is influenced by age, status, and social background.
The research project examines spatial concepts and emotional challenges posed by the re-figuration of spaces in terms of subjective experiences of security and insecurity. Based on group discussions, photo elicitation, and problem-focused interviews with three age cohorts in Vancouver, Berlin, and Singapore, their ideal-typical geographic imaginations are traced and analysed. The project pursues the question of whether and how security-related spatial knowledge is influenced by age, status, and social background.


Principal Investigators
Helbrecht, Ilse Prof. Dr. (Details) (Cultural and Social Geography)

Participating external organizations

Duration of Project
Start date: 01/2018
End date: 12/2021

Related umbrella project

Research Areas
Human Geography

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