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Global Munich

Global Munich is a project that presents local-global interconnections with reference to selected places in the urban space of Munich, with special attention to dis:connectivity. This entails revealing the micro and macro-historical tensions in those locations. The guiding concepts of absences, detours and interruptions emphasise that local-global interconnections are not always linear and uniform but are complex and interwoven. By surveying urban spaces, new perspectives from the inhabitants can feed into our research.


In recent decades, Munich has evolved into a globally interconnected web of activities and relations. The globality of the city has a long history. Global Munich focuses on exploring the past and present of globalisation processes through their particular global and local connections. This interdisciplinary dialogue improves our understanding of the city as a global place and its impact on important current and future cultural, economic, political and social concerns.

Global Munich aims to make scholarship more accessible by encouraging staff and fellows to participate. Integrating partners and innovative approaches, we’re opening our work beyond the confines of academia and professionalising external participation. This project is strengthening connections between scholarship and society, ensuring that our research is received and used outside the academic world.

Management: Christian Steinau
Contact: c.steinau@lmu.de