Jona Schwerer

Research Associate

Jona Schwerer vor neutralem Hintergrund
Foto: Marc Volk

I explore the question of how practices of violence are dealt with in and through urban spaces.

In my research, I am con­cerned with the reciprocal relationships between political violence and urban (public) spaces. I am in­terested in how urban spaces are trans­formed by acts of violence materially, symbolically, and in terms of social practices. Further­more, I investigate how these urban spaces are inter­preted differently by actors, which different con­ceptions and constructions of public spaces are made relevant and the different forms of memory of these acts of viol­ence. In this way, I would like to con­tribute to the spatial analysis of political violence.

Research Area Interpretations: 3.3 Interpretation of Violence in the City