From 06 to 07 November 2019, an international conference of the Regional Studies Association took place in Leipzig. Ann Hipp has participated in the conference by presenting current research results from the Mod-Block-DDR project. The Regional Studies Association hosted a workshop about „Future directions of resilience research in economic geography”, which invited international researchers from multidisciplinary fields for discussions. The workshop was organized by the Leipzig University of Applied Sciences (HTWK).
Ann Hipp gave a presentation entitled “East Germany’s resilience in the context of productivity and innovation: What are historical legacies, what lies ahead?” (co-authors: Jutta Günther und Udo Ludwig). The research results were developed in the realm of the project “Obstacles to Modernization in the Economy and Science of the GDR” (Mod-Block-DDR): https://www.uni-bremen.de/modernisierungsblockaden-in-wirtschaft-und-wissenschaft-der-ddr/.