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Science and Community: Ways of mediating science related to "Good Work"

Research Fields
Labor and Labor Market

This transfer project transfroms the doctoral program 'Good Work' into a communication lab. Together with the PhD students science goes public. The exchange of knowledge thereby is a strong part of the overall research process and important within the doctoral program. That's why this exchange with the public is right from the start integrated in all dissertation projects and equally important.

There will be two transfer moduls to enable this:

(1) Science in Practice. Practical experiences are directly integrated into research and will be adapted together with the corresponding actors.

(2) Transformation and Visualization. This modul will be executed together with the University of Arts Berlin (UdK). Students from the UdK work to gether in project teams with the PhD students from the doctoral program.

Currently these following projects are in operation:

Vizualising the changing working world (Lisa Basten)

Together with a team of freelance designers a variety of infographics are being developed that illustrate the change of work under different aspects such as structural change of employment, the challenges of negotiating work and the change of value added chains.

The infographics will be available either in print as posters or fully animated in web versions in social medias. A selection of infographics illustrating the "Work in the Future“ will be printed in the final publication of an expert commission of the Hans-Böckler-Stiftung.  

Risk assessment of psychic strain (Franziska Kößler)

Within this transfer project Franziska Kößler is going to assess psychological risks in the companies where she is going to conduct her research. She will use questionnaires to examine stressors and resources the employees face. Those factors might be part of their tasks, the organization of their work, or their social relationships at work. By interviews and observations she is adapting the questionnaires to the respective occupation.

Digitalisation and Discrimination - Good work goes public (Esther Kroll & Kathleen Warnhoff)

In a close collaboration with the UdK, this innovative project is being devoped. The aim is a format that makes the chances and risks of network technologies available to a broad audience and raises expert discussions.

Social Science Meets School (Friederike Molitor)

The aim of this project is to share insights from sociological research  with students from Berlin high schools. Seminars are planned on different topics to acquaint students with sociological insights that are also of particular relevance to students‘ everyday lives. The first seminar focused on persistent gender inequalities on the labour market, while the second seminar will discuss the use of statistical and graphical representations in media outlets.

Job-sharing from the perspective of scientists and practitioners - A radio report (Nicolas Morgenroth)

The concept of job-sharing is gaining increasing attention again. Is it a possibility to combine part-time work with career and enhance the work-life-balance? In a short radio report voices from scientists, practitioners and human relation professionals give their answers to this question.

Participation within digital offices - Discussion on new srategies and Concepts (Setareh Radmanesch)

The work within digital offices has cleary led to a higher working speed. Almost daily the layout of work is negotiated again. What does this mean for workers' participation? How can participation accompany these changes and become an active part of it? These question will be looked into together with practicioners.

Welfare of Resistance: A Photographic Project on Daily Practices of Resistance to Social and Employment Precarity (Giulia Tattarini)

The project aims to show the contrast between a dysfunctional  welfare state that reinforces insecurity and precarity by means of its institutional appendix, the Job Center, and a network of ‘Beratung’ organized by associations and political collectives in Berlin where practices of solidarity and resistance to precarity take place every day. The photographic project will focus on these practices of resistance, to document the perspective of the precarious workers.