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#AskDifferent – the Podcast of the Einstein Foundation

#AskDifferent – the Podcast of the Einstein Foundation
#AskDifferent, the Einstein Foundation’s podcast series, offers a unique behind-the-scenes opportunity to learn more about the pioneering minds affiliated with and funded by the Foundation, and to find out how their outstanding careers were shaped both by chance and circumstance. What is it that drives them to ask differently, to perpetually ask new questions, and explore the world in all its detail?

#17: Talja Blokland

Where Our Paths Cross

What do sports clubs, cafés, shisha bars, and football stadiums tell us about society? Talja Blokland, urban sociology professor at Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, has answers. As a member of the Einstein Circle ”Large-Scale Organization”, she has studied a wealth of locations seeking to understand how urban space is structured, and how inequalities are perpetuated. Our community lives are shaped by unpredictability, neighborhood gossip, and new acquaintances, she explains, highlighting the effects of gentrification in urban centers. Photo: HU Berlin/Falk Weiß. Language: German