Introducing #DossierCorona #workingfutures

The Corona crisis challenges our societies, and within them the field of work, in various ways. In their contributions to the #workingfutures thread of the #DossierCorona on the TRAFO Blog, members of the Working Futures network, as well as former and current Fellows of the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin share their reflections on the effects of the pandemic on our social life, the future of work, and related public and academic debates.

“Vers un autre monde” © Alain Vaissiere

Founded in 2018, the network “Working Futures” aims to create a space for the mutual understanding and analysis of the future of work among scholars from different countries and disciplines, including history, sociology, political science, philosophy, economics and law. The future of work is driven by transformations that affect society as a whole, and have become all the more salient in times of crisis like the Corona pandemic. These mutations require empirical analysis, while also calling for a renewal of the academic approaches and methods used to make sense of them.

“Working Futures” is a project of the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin, which has been a place of lively intellectual exchange since 1981. Every year, an international group of Fellows from a wide variety of disciplines come together to pursue and discuss their academic work in an intellectually heterogeneous and inspiring atmosphere. The network is jointly coordinated by Bénédicte Zimmermann (Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin and EHESS, Paris), Andreas Eckert (re:work, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, and Forum Transregionale Studien) and Lisa Herzog (University of Groningen).

The first contribution to the #workingfutures thread can be found here.

Citation: Introducing #DossierCorona #workingfutures, in: TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Research, 14.05.2020,

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