Border Transcending Assemblages of Medical Practices

Project B05 – Collaborative Research Centre (SFB) 1199: Processes of Spatialization under the Global Condition

This project investigates cross-border medical practices as an effect of Europeanization. It is planned to carry out two case studies dedicated to the provision and usage of cross-border medical care as well as to the conflictive regulations and demands for organ and tissue transplants. The main objective is to enquire into the role of strategic and tactical spatializations by the means of transnational assemblages of medical practices by different (groups of) actors. The supply and the usage of cross-border therapeutic services transcend the bio-political order established by national regulations in European welfare states and provoke dialectic processes of de-and reterritorialization. These de-and reterritorialization simply the (re)production of place, scale, networks, and territories while emerging – that is our hypothesis – through multiple individual medical care practices and demands. Therefore, their reconstruction will be the main target of our research.


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Project information

Researcher/Research team

Dr. Judith Miggelbrink, Frank Meyer, Tom Schwarzenberg



Duration of project

01/2016 – 12/2019

Project sponsorship

German Research Association (SFB 1199)

Further information

Dr. Judith Miggelbrink
Tel. +49 341 600 55-109

Frank Meyer
+49 341 55-166

SFB 1199