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.

A - Infrastructures
Contemporary and historical digital media involve and combine cooperative tools, platforms and infrastructures. Project area A of the CRC ‘Cooperative Media’ therefore focuses on practices of infrastructuring.
B - Publics
Digital data and infrastructures constitute specific publics. With its claim to pluralize the concept of publics, project area B of the CRC ‘Cooperative Media’ analyzes intimate, fragmented, staggered, and global publics. Central here is the cooperative production of mediated and data-driven publics.
P - Praxeology
Project area P reevaluates the ethnomethodological understanding of praxeology. The three subprojects “Media of Praxeology I-III” contribute to the historicization of Science and Technology Studies as well as to the reflection of methods in Media Studies and Social Sciences. The subprojects therefore complement and support project areas A and B.
Transfer Projects
The program modules INF and MGK expand the research program by integrating the development of digital research infrastructures (INF), by offering a structured training program for doctoral students of the CRC in form of an integrated Research Training Group (MGK) and prepare the findings of the SFB for a broad public (Ö).
Finished Projects
Archive Phase 2