Thursday, 22.9.

19:00 Informal dinner (Cafe Ruef, Kartäuserstraße 2)

Friday, 23.9.

Venue: Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies (FRIAS)
Route from The Alex Hotel, Route from Motel One

8:30–9:00 Coffee and registration (FRIAS cafeteria)
9:00–9:30 Welcome & Introduction (Thilo Wiertz & Jason Dittmer)
9:30–10:30 Session 1 (Chair: Annika Mattissek)
Recursive Terrains of Media and Politics (Andrew Dwyer)
Non-representational Politics of Virtual Environments
(Claire Fitch)
10:30–11:00 Coffee break (FRIAS cafeteria)
11:00–12:30 Session 2 (Chair: Thilo Wiertz)
Digital Sovereignty: The Influence of Chinese Digital Governance
Discourse on Iran (Azadeh Akbari)
Political Geographies of Digital Media (Georg Glasze)
The Visual as Infrastructure: Securitization and Popular Geopolitics
(Vlad Strukov)
12:30–13:30 Lunch break (FRIAS cafeteria)
13:30–15:00 Session 3 (Chair: Elisabeth Militz)
Digital Geopolitics of the Far-right and the Role of Conspiracy Myths (Tobias Schopper)
The Territorialisation of Digital Space. Evidence from the
“Gulfinization” of the Arab Twittersphere (Laura Schuhn)
The Networked Imaginaries of the Far-right:
Translations, Hybridizations, and Spatializations (Jason Luger)
17:00–19:00 Walk through the city and to the Kanonenplatz
19:00 Workshop dinner at Erste Liebe, Kaiser-Joseph-Straße 264

Saturday, 24.9.

Venue: Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies (FRIAS)
Route from The Alex Hotel, Route from Motel One

9:30–10:30 Session 4 (Chair: Georg Glasze)
Re-rooting ‘critical’ digital geographies:
Digital mediations as a politics of abundance (Sarah Elwood)
Feminist political geographies on Instagram - examples from Kyrgyzstan
(Elisabeth Militz)
10:30–11:00 Coffee break
11:00–12:00 Session 5 (Chair: Azadeh Akbari)
Propaganda as a Service: Psychopower and the Political Geographies
of Digital Advertising and Disinformation on Facebook (Bharath Ganesh)
Disentangling: sociospatial strategies and surveillance capitalism
(Paul Adams)
12:00–12:30 Lunch break (FRIAS cafeteria)
12:30–13:30 Concluding discussion, next steps, farewell
For those staying the day:
16:00 Trip to the black forest and dinner, either at St. Ottilien or at Berggasthof Gießhübel (depending on the weather)

Travel information

Below you find information on travel arrangements and reimbursement. Note that we can usually only reimburse you for second/economy class tickets on public transport occuring for direct travel to the workshop and back (for extending/combining trips see below). Please consider booking your flights and train tickets early to keep costs low, but prefer refundable options in case there will be renewed restrictions due to the covid-19 pandemic.


The workshop will take place at the Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies (FRIAS). The FRIAS is located at Albertstr. 19, 79104 Freiburg.


We will reserve a room for you in a hotel within walking distance to the FRIAS. If you haven't done so already, please let us know whether you plan to stay two or three nights in Freiburg.

lf you need to cancel your stay, please make sure to inform us at least 48 hours in advance. In case of later cancellations, the University may not be able to cover the cancellation fees.


Freiburg main station is well connected and about 1 km from the FRIAS. Train tickets can be booked at

We can refund second-class tickets. First-class tickets can be refunded if you attach a comparison quote showing that it was cheaper than travelling in second class.

Air travel

Nearby airports are Basel/Mulhouse, Zurich, Frankfurt and Stuttgart.

We can refund economy class flight and second-class travel on public transport to/from the airport. Refunding is restricted to particlar modes of transport for the following airports: Basel/Mulhouse (shuttle bus); Frankfurt, Stuttgart and Zurich (train). Air travel within Germany cannot be reimbursed – please take the train.

Taxi, car and other modes of transport

Taxi costs can only be refunded in particular circumstances and if no alternative mode of transport was accessible. If you would like to travel by car or use another mode of transport, please get in touch beforehand about reimbursement regulations. Costs of a rental car are not refundable.

Combining trips or extending your stay

We can only reimburse you for traveling directly from your home or workplace to the workshop and back on the dates 22.-25.11.2022. In case you plan to stay longer or combine your trip to Freiburg with a detour or stopover, please make sure to get a comparison quote for a direct trip to the workshop and back. We can then refund the costs that would have been incurred if you had traveled directly to/from the workshop on the abovementioned dates, or the costs of the booked trip if the latter are lower. Please make sure that the comparison quote is from the same date as the booked trip.


Please keep all your tickets and receipts and fill out this form. The form needs to be filled out electronically, signed by hand and submitted by post together with all original documents (boarding passes, train tickets, etc.) as soon as possible after your return to:

Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg
Wirtschaftsgeographie und Nachhaltige Entwicklung
Tanja Hohwieler
Schreiberstr. 20
79085 Freiburg

List of Participants

Adams, Paul (University of Texas at Austin)
Akbari, Azadeh (University of Twente)
Dittmer, Jason (University Collage London)
Dwyer, Andrew (Royal Hollow University London)
Elwood, Sarah (University of Washington)
Fitch, Claire (University of Texas at Austin)
Ganesh, Barath (University of Groningen)
Glasze, Georg (FAU Erlangen)
Luger, Jason (Northumbria University, Newcastle)
Mattissek, Annika (University of Freiburg)
Militz, Elisabeth (University of Guelph and University of Innsbruck)
Reuber, Paul (University of Münster)
Schopper, Tobias (University of Freiburg)
Schuhn, Laura (FAU Erlangen)
Strukov, Vlad (University of Leeds)
Trautmann, Friedrich (University of Freiburg)
Wiertz, Thilo (University of Freiburg)