userGender and Spatial Transformation

Kick-off workshop for the new international IIK

ARL International ARL International
published on 27/03/2023

The full-day kick-off workshop for the new international IIK (iIIK) took place in Hanover on 16 February 2023. The participants had already met informally the evening before for a joint dinner. At the beginning of the workshop, the acting President of the Academy, Prof. Dr. Axel Priebs, welcomed those present and introduced the ARL as an institution and its current topics and challenges. 

The main purpose of the kick-off workshop was for the group members to get to know each other and the format of the information and initiative circles (IIK), as well as to situate the new iIIK both in the history of gender projects and perspectives in the ARL and in the context of the ARL's internationalisation. The aim was to formulate a work programme for the first 3 years.

Initial ideas were formulated on the self-image of the iIIK:

  • mutual (!) transfer between science and practice
  • agreement on who is theoretically positioned with which issues and how
  • formulation of critical, feminist positions
  • review of existing manuals with regard to theory-practice transfer
  • formulation of positions to be included in other ARL strategic documents.

Building on the perspectives presented and discussed by the individual members, the key points for the work programme were formulated, to be discussed and decided in a next meeting (online) on 14 April 2023.


Go to the group's' webpage: https://www.arl-international.com/activities/gender-and-spatial-transformation


The group members at the kick-off workshop in Hanover; © Barbara Zibell.
The group members at the kick-off workshop in Hanover; © Barbara Zibell.