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Dr. phil. Bastian Lange

Former Research Fellow

Bastian Lange, Dr. phil., private lecturer at the University of Leipzig. He studied geography and cultural ethnology in Marburg/Lahn and urban planning in Edmonton (Canada). He taught as a visiting professor (2011-2012) at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (2011-2012) and the University of Vechta (2018-2019). Between 2015-2018, he conducted research in the COWERK network, using open workshops as an example to investigate how collaborative economic forms develop in production. Since 2017 he has been a research and knowledge partner in the INTERREG Europe project Urban Manufacturing and investigates collaborative policies for maker spaces in Europe. Since 01.10. 2019 he represents the COST network "The Geography of New Working Spaces and the impact on the periphery" in Germany.  

In 2008 he founded the research and consulting office Multiplicities in Berlin. For 15 years Multiplicities has been supporting politics, business and creative scenes in the European context on ways to sustainable urban regions. Multiplicities advises municipalities, cities, states and EU programmes on the development of innovative locations with collaborative participation processes.

Positions at Weizenbaum Institut

Former Research Fellow

Research Group "Inequality and Digital Sovereignty"

November 2019 - January 2020



Erdmann, Lorenz / Lange, Bastian (2019): Technikfolgenabschätzung für die Gesellschaft der Singularitäten. In: TATuP Zeitschrift für Technikfolgenabschätzung in Theorie und Praxis 28, Vol. 1: S. 65-70.

Lange, Bastian / Schüßler, Elke (2018): Unpacking the middleground of creative cities: spatiotemporal dynamics in the configuration of the Berlin design field. In: Regional Studies 52, Vol. 11: S. 1548-1558.

Lange, Bastian / Domann, Valentin (2018): Aus der Nische in die Welt? Lokalität, Kopräsenz und widerstreitende Transitionsgeographien bei offenen Werkstätten. In: Berichte. Geographie und Landeskunde 92, Vol. 1: S. 47-64.

Lange, Bastian / Bürkner, Hans-Joachim (2018): Flexible value creation: Conceptual prerequisites and empirical explorations in open workshops. In: Geoforum 88: S. 96-104.

Lange, Bastian (2018): Kreative Interventionen. Innovationswerkstätten als beispielhafte Impulsgeber für Kollaboration in der Peripherie. In: Katja Wolter / Daniel Schiller / Corinna Hesse (Hrsg.), Kreative Pioniere: Innovative Ansätze (auch) für den ländlichen Raum? Stuttgart, S. 440-464.

Lange, Bastian / Bürkner, Hans-Joachim (2017): Open workshops as sites of innovative socio-economic practices: approaching urban post-growth by assemblage theory. In: Local Environment 23, Vol. 7: S. 680-696.


Universität Leipzig