In times of great crisis and change, it is important to maintain perspective. Society is changing and being changed at countless points. Specific knowledge and empirical studies on individual changes are needed. Knowledge about their interconnections is also indispensable. Only on this basis can developments be assessed.
These changes are not linear, but always contested by various social forces. So what different scenarios can be expected? And what options for strategic intervention then arise or can be developed? Who are the bearers of the developments we are observing? How are inequalities reproduced and new ones produced? What leads to the formation of new social groups, subjects, classes, and milieus? Which practices of emancipatory forces have proven to be sustainable, which less so? What can be learned from defeats? How can different social practices and forces be connected?