Episode 2: Imagination

In the second episode of season 3, hosts Dr. Tessa Diphoorn and Dr. Brianne McGonigle-Leyh are joined by Dr. Peter Pelzer, an Assistant Professor in Spatial Planning and Urban Futures at the Department of Human Geography, and Dr. Dan Hassler-Forerst, an Assistant Professor in the department of Media and Culture Studies, to discuss the concept of ‘Imagination’.

What is imagination and how do they use the concept in their respective fields? Questions are raised how imagination and politics are intertwined and how we can come up with different imaginaries of the future. And what are the differences between ‘imagination’ and ‘imaginaries’? While talking about the concept of ‘imagination’, a wide range of subjects are mentioned: from John Lennon to Albert Speer to science fiction.

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