Center for Interdisziplinary Research
 
 

ZiF-Research Group "Communicating Disaster"

Closing Conference 

Dealing with the Disasters of Others

26-28 January 2012

Text?

Report, ZiF-Mitteilungen 2/2012

Presentations

Introducory Talk
Heike Egner (Klagenfurt) and Marén Schorch (Bielefeld)
(Abstract) (Manuscript) (Presentation)

Keynote: "Space matters" - The Spatiality of Risk
Valerie November (Lausanne)
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Keynote: Breaking News on a Restless Planet: Covering Disasters in a Networked Society
Nalaka Gunawardene (Sri Lanka)
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Closing Remarks: The Disastrousness of Disaster
Jörg Bergmann (Bielefeld)
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Program*

*as at 25 January 2012.

Thursday, 26 January 2012

12:30

Welcome Coffee and Registration

 

Greetings

13:00

Ulrike Davy (Bielefeld), Director of the Center for Interdisciplinary Research

13:15

Gerhard Sagerer (Bielefeld), Rector of Bielefeld University

 

Introductory Talk

13:30

Heike Egner (Klagenfurt), Marén Schorch (Bielefeld):
Communicating Disaster: Framing a New Research Program
(Abstract) (Manuscript) (Presentation)

 

Session 1
Communicating Disaster in Space and Time 
Chair: Heike Egner (Klagenfurt)

14:15

Keynote Valerie November (Lausanne):
“Space Matters” – The Spatiality of Risk (Abstract)(Presentation)

15:00

Coffee Break with Cake

15:30

Michael Bründl (Davos): 
Visualization of Hazard and Risk - New Ways for Improving the Communication Between Science, Practice and Citizens (Abstract)

16:15

Dieter Neubert (Bayreuth) / Elísio Macamo (Basel):
Will this Flood be Dangerous? Risk Communication and the Tension between Expert Systems and Local Knowledge in Mozambique and Germany (Abstract)

17:00

Stephen Mosley (Leeds):
A Disaster in Slow Motion: The "Smoke Menace" in Urban-Industrial Britain
(Abstract)

17:45

Short Break

18:00

Xperiment! (Vienna, London):
Out of the Sandbox. Frederick’s Disaster Scenarios and Emergency Provisions. (Abstract)

19:00

Conference Dinner (ZiF Cafeteria)

 

Friday,  27 January 2012

 

Session 2
Media and the Micro Order of Disaster
Chair: Jörg Bergmann (Bielefeld)

9:00

Ruth Ayaß (Klagenfurt):
Pictures of Pain - Photographs of Disasters (Abstract)

9:45

Gebhard Rusch (Siegen):
The Public Eye on Disasters - Journalists' Views at the Disasters of
Others.

10:30

Coffee Break

11:00

Stephan Habscheid (Siegen):
Relating Disasters to Space and Time, Practice and Identity: The Contribution of Situated Texts (Abstract)

11:45

Keynote
Nalaka Gunawardene (Sri Lanka):
Breaking News on a Restless Planet: Covering Disasters in a Networked Society (Abstract) (Presentation)

12:30

Lunch Break (ZiF Cafeteria)

 

Session 3
Technologies and Social Media for Dealing with Disasters
Chair: Volker Wulf (Siegen)

14:00

Monika Büscher, Lisa Wood, Sung-Yueh Perng (Lancaster):
Altruistic, Augmented, Agile: Public Crisis Response. (Abstract)

14:30

Volkmar Pipek (Siegen):
Working Together in Crisis
(Abstract) (talk had failed unfortunately)

15:00

Kate Starbird (Boulder):
Digital Volunteerism: How Social Media Enables and Structures Collective Action during Disaster
(Abstract)

15:30

Coffee Break with Cake

16:00

Gunnar Stevens (Siegen):
User-Centered Design of Smart Grid Security

16:30

Stefan Morley (Dräger, Lübeck):
Industrial Safety Research - From Customer Need to Product (Design) (Abstract)

16:45

Reinhold Friedrich (BMBF, Bonn):
New Perspectives of Research for Civil Security

17:00

Short Break

17:15-
18:00

Panel Discussion: “Analysing Practices – Designing Futures?”
Contributors of Session 3 and Peter Ladkin

19:30

Dinner (Dinner in town, direct payer)

 

Saturday,  28 January 2012

 

Session 4
Organisation and Management of Disaster Communication
Chair: Wolf Dombrowsky (Berlin)

 9:00

Stefan Strohschneider (Jena):
Heedful Interaction and Affiliation in Emergency Management Teams
(Abstract)

 9:45

Norbert Reez (BBK, Bonn):
White-Collar Crisis Communication.
Strategic Exercises and Top-Level Media Management Training in Germany.
(Abstract) (Presentation)

 10:15

Birgit Velte (German Red Cross, Berlin):
The Role of Information in Disasters: What Can We Learn from the 2011 Japan Earthquake? (Abstract)

 10:45

Coffee Break

 11:15

Andrew Collins (Northumbria):
What next for Disaster Education and Communication?
(Abstract) (Presentation)

 12:00

Jörg Bergmann (Bielefeld): The Disastrousness of Disaster
(Presentation)

 12:30

Convenors of the Research Group
Final Comments and Conference Close

 12:45

Lunch (ZiF Cafeteria)

 

End of Conference

Departure

Participants:
Ilkka Arminen (Helsinki), Gabriel Arnold (Leipzig), Ruth Ayaß (Klagenfurt), Benigno C. Balgos (Manila),
Marie-Luise Beck (Berlin), Benedikt Birkhäuser (Wuppertal), Philippe Blanchard (Bielefeld),
Michael Bründl (Davos), Monika Büscher (Lancaster), Barbra Campbell (Epping),
Dominik Collet (Göttingen), Andrew Collins (Newcastle-upon-Tyne), Christoph Dennenmoser (Laufenburg),
Wolf R. Dombrowsky (Berlin), Carsten Felgentreff (Osnabrück), Frank Fiedrich (Wuppertal),
Reinhold Friedrich (Bonn), Michael Guggenheim (London), Nalaka Gunawardene (Sri Lanka),
Stephan Habscheid (Siegen), Nicolai Hannig (München), Helmut Hauptmeier (Siegen),
Holger Herkle (Duisburg), Sarah Hitzler (Bielefeld), Matthias Hofmann (München),
Katharina Inhetveen (München), Ryotaro Kajimura (Bielefeld), Stefan Kaufmann (Freiburg i.Br.),
Andrea Kavanaugh (Blacksburg, VA), Ilan Kelman (Oslo), Thomas Kox (Berlin), Bernd Kräftner (Wien),
Judith Kröll (Wien), Peter Ladkin (Bielefeld), Christoph Lamers (Münster), Antonia Langhof (Hannover),
Thomas Ley (Meiningen), Daniel F. Lorenz (Berlin), Elisio Macamo (Basel), Matthias Max (Berlin),
Andreas Metzner-Szigeth (Münster), Stefan Morley (Lübeck), Stephen Mosley (Leeds),
Dieter Neubert (Bayreuth), Valerie November (Lausanne), Sung-Yueh Perng (Lancaster),
Marla Petal (New York, NY), Valentin Rauer (Frankfurt am Main), Norbert Reez (Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler),
Tilmann Rhode-Jüchtern (Jena), Jakob Rhyner (Bonn), Gebhard Rusch (Siegen), Marén Schorch (Bielefeld),
Ulrike Schröder (Bielefeld), Anita Schroven (Bielefeld), Stefan Schulz (Frankfurt am Main),
Rena Schwarting (Bielefeld), Kate Starbird (Boulder, CO), Gunnar Stevens (Siegen),
Stefan Strohschneider (Jena), Birgit Velte (Berlin), Hendrik Vollmer (Bielefeld), Martin Voss (Berlin),
Tricia Wachtendorf (Newark, DE), Angela Wagner (Mainz), Ska Wiltschek (Lollar-Odenhausen),
Lisa Wood (Lancaster), Michele Wood (Fullerton, CA)

 



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