Nature and the Transformation of Production,
Reproduction and Politics in the High-Tech Bioeconomy
BIOMATERIALITIES is a five-year research project focusing on the materialities of living nature and their economic valorization in the high-tech bioeconomy. The research group is composed of six doctoral and post-doctoral researchers who analyze how biophysical processes intersect with and are changing social relations pertaining to production, reproduction and politics. The research group will trace commodity networks guided by an analysis of political economy, political ecology, politics of care, feminist theory and critical geography.
The research group is based at the Department of Agricultural Economics, Agricultural and Food Policy, Albrecht Daniel Thaer-Institute, Faculty of Life Sciences at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. It is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) within the program „Bioeconomy as Societal Change“ (under the FKZ 031B0750).