SFB 1187 ›Medien der Kooperation‹ an der Universität Siegen

FM - Bicycle media: analyses of a cooperatively moving medium

 

Former Mercator Fellow:

Prof. Dr. Julia Bee

 

The associated subproject explores practices and media of cycling as well as cycling collectives. Cycling is understood as a mobile as well as media practice. The project aims to show how, within a sustainable transport shift, images and practices become techniques of cooperation: Bicycling has a specific "social aesthetic" (Born et al., McDougall) that is not exhausted in riding itself. Aesthetic practices co-form bicycle culture and mobile practices. Media practices can so shape mobility; they therefore have an important function in sustainable transport transformation.

The project explores bicycle cultures as collaborative collectives in which people, bicycles, images, social media, repair practices, and geo media interact. Analyses of bike vlogs and bike culture are used to examine how images generate embodiments and techniques of cycling.

Cycling produces specific cooperative publics. Through participant observation, participatory processes with cycling communities, image and film analysis, strategies of appropriation and production of public space by cycling collectives are explored. Individual practices, body techniques, and socio techniques are linked in the analysis of images and practices to show how media play a central role in the media-cultural shift in transportation.

Forthcoming

Bee, Julia. 2022. “‚Das braucht ein Gesicht!‘ Medialität und Praxis des Beinahe_Unfalls”. Edited by Dominik Maeder. Navigationen. Zeitschrift für Medien- und Kulturwissenschaften. Unfälle. Kulturen und Medien der Akzidenz.
Bee, Julia. 2022. “Feministischer Fahrradaktivismus, Fahrradmedien und das Recht auf Stadt”. In digital gender, de:mapping politics, Spekulieren mit 30 Objekten, edited by Julia Bee, Kat Köppert, and Irina Gradinari. Leipzig: Spector.

2022

Bee, Julia. 2022. “Radvlogging und Radcommunities. Ästhetik des Radfahrens zwischen Alltag und (digitalen) Medien”. In Fahrradutopien: Medien, Ästhetiken und Aktivismen, edited by Julia Bee, Ulrike Bergermann, Linda Keck, Sarah Sander, Herbert Schwaab, Markus Stauff, and Franzi Wagner, 39-76. Lüneburg: Meson Press. https://doi.org/10.14619/1952.
Bee, Julia, Ulrike Bergermann, Linda Keck, Sarah Sander, Herbert Schwaab, Markus Stauff, and Franzi Wagner. 2022. Fahrradutopien. Medien, Ästhetiken und Aktivismen. Lüneburg: Meson Press. https://doi.org/10.14619/1952.
Bee, Julia, and Isabell Eberlein. 2022. “Fahrradfahren ist politisch! Gespräch mit Isabell Eberlein von Changing Cities”. In Fahrradutopien. Medien, Ästhetiken und Aktivismen, edited by Julia Bee, Ulrike Bergermann, Linda Keck, Sarah Sander, Herbert Schwaab, Markus Stauff, and Franzi Wagner, 107-25. Lüneburg: Meson Press. https://doi.org/10.14619/1952.
Pinzuti, Pinar, and Julia Bee. 2022. “Fancy Women Bike Ride, Gespräch über Feminismus und Fahrradaktivismus mit Pinar Pinzuti”. In Fahrradutopien: Medien, Ästhetiken und Aktivismen, edited by Julia Bee, Ulrike Bergermann, Linda Keck, Sarah Sander, Herbert Schwaab, Markus Stauff, and Franzi Wagner, 173-84. https://doi.org/10.14619/1952.