Welcome to global dis:connect, the podcast that takes you on a captivating journey through the intricate web of connections and disconnections that define our world. We unravel the multifaceted dimensions of globalization, exploring its profound impact on our lives beyond conventional narratives.
Hosted by the Käte Hamburger Research Centre global dis:connect, a research institute at Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, this podcast is your passport to understanding the simultaneous and interrelated nature of globalization and deglobalization.
All our episodes are based on current research done at the centre and delve deep into the social significance of these global processes, challenging preconceptions and uncovering the true complexity that lies beneath the surface. Join us as we go beyond borders, exploring the fascinating spread of ideas and the nuanced experiences of individuals navigating the intersections of diverse cultures.
From the grassroots to the global stage, we examine how globalization shapes our perceptions, relationships, and the very fabric of society. As we navigate the twists and turns of this global tapestry, our aim is to foster a deeper understanding of the forces that connect and separate us.
How can we shape these processes for a more inclusive world? Each episode is a thought-provoking exploration that encourages you to question your perspectives and reconsider the dynamics of our interconnected world.
The global dis:connect podcast is hosted by the Käte Hamburger Research Centre global dis:connect at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München and funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research.
Original idea: Roland Wenzlhuemer & David Grillenberger (global dis:connect).
Concept: Roland Wenzlhuemer (global dis:connect) & Daniel Fürg (48forward)
Production: The 48forward Studios
Architecture, Ecology, and the Changing Nature of Dwelling in the Indian Himalayas
This episode explores the intricate relationship between architecture, ecology, and the changing nature of dwelling in the Indian Himalayas. Based on research conducted by Dr Siddharth Pandey, it first draws listeners’ attention to the common representation of a mountainous scenery in Indian culture, emphasizing its significance in conveying the concept of ecology. The physicality of the mountains, ranging from 400 to 4000 meters above sea level, has played a crucial role in shaping the materiality of human-made dwellings.
The Lost Cities of the Taklamakan Desert
This episode explores how Central Asia's desolate Taklamakan Desert became a focal point in imperial theories of climate stability during the late 19th century. Imperial explorers, including Aurel Stein and Sven Hedin, sought out the region's “lost cities,” uncovering a complex interplay of environmental change, geopolitical intrigue, and multicultural narratives.
The Telegraph and Globalisation
In this episode of global dis:connect, we dive into the late 19th century to unravel the complexities of globalization through the lens of telegraphy. The episode begins with a frustrated businessman's attempt to send a telegram from London to Calcutta in 1870, setting the stage for a deep exploration of the history of globalization.