SFB 1369 Cultures of vigilance

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Project Area B "Spaces"

Space and vigilance are, at times, mutually constitutive. Thus, all forms of vigilance, including prescriptive and reflective vigilance, are modulated by spatial constellations: dangers and opportunities can be positioned within these spaces, the degree and likelihood of attention/awareness calculated/established, and even states of accountability can be dependent upon where those or that which is affected are located. This relationship is however also potentially reversible and thus, in a significant fashion, temporally unstable. It can undergo substantial variation on social, performative and discursive levels (as well as on others), by the emergence of new information, the arrival of a new group or authority, or simply dusk becoming night.