The research project CRC 1187 investigates media as cooperatively worked out conditions of cooperation, whose practices and techniques arise from the mutual production and provision of shared means and processes. The CRC is divided into three project areas that, in interrelation, each focus on different aspects.
Project area A focuses on media infrastructures, and project area B on media public spheres. Technological infrastructures and media infrastructures lead to public controversies about their regulation and shaping; public media are based on technological infrastructures and their institutional negotiations. The two project areas of the CRC conduct research on and shape this reciprocal constituting of media infrastructures and public spheres.
Project area P is devoted to a new perspective on the history and analysis of media that prioritizes practice over all other dimensions and therefore foregrounds production and work processes.