Ena Oppenheimer, EXACTNESS IS A FAKE, 2020-2023 (Art at CAS, WS 2023/24)


Discourses on Diversity and Uniformity

About the relationship between diversity and uniformity

In our intricate and interconnected world, the study of diversity has gained tremendous importance across academic disciplines and societal domains. As we face challenges like climate change and increased interactions among people from diverse backgrounds, understanding diversity is recognized as crucial. At the same time, homogenization strategies are relevant for the coherence of a society, both at the individual level and within social systems, including the scientific system.

The Research Focus “Dis/Similarities” thus aims to foster meaningful dialogues across diverse scientific fields, specifically analyzing the tensions that exist between diversity and uniformity. The participating scholars from the fields of psychology, economics, medicine, cultural studies and data science will enter into interdisciplinary dialogue and investigate whether and how the fostering of heterogeneity can contribute to a better understanding of social, political and academic processes. An additional focus will be placed on the origins of the tension in the relationship between similarity and difference, and on the question of whether diversity can be integrated as a paradigm in order to improve the results of academic research.


Prof. Dr. Francesca Biagini

Spokesperson of the CAS Research Focus “Dis/Similarities”


Working Group

Prof. Dr. Susanna Hofmann


Prof. Dr. Frauke Kreuter

Statistics and Datascience in Social Sciences and the Humanities

Prof. Dr. Markus Maier


Prof. Dr. Anna Meiser

Intercultural Communications

Prof. Dr. Andreas Peichl

Economics esp. macroeconomics and finance

Prof. Dr. Jelena Spanjol

Innovation Management

Advisory Board

  • Prof. Dr. Monika Betzler
    LMU, Philosophy
  • Prof. Dr. Vanessa Büchner
    University of Applied Science Fresenius, Psychology
  • Prof. Dr. Christine Falter-Wagner
    LMU, Psychology
  • Prof. Dr. Ali Aslan Gümüşay
    LMU, Management
  • Prof. Dr. Hella von Unger,
    LMU, Sociology
  • Prof. Dr. Monika Schnitzer
    LMU, Economics
  • Prof. Dr. Paula-Irene Villa Braslavsky
    LMU, Sociology
  • Prof. Dr. Christian Walter
    LMU, Law

Lecture Series "Talking about Dis/Similarities. Discourses on Diversity and Uniformity"

Further Events

Ena Oppenheimer: EXACTNESS IS A FAKE

The series EXACTNESS IS A FAKE was part of the exhibition BLACK HOLES AND WISHING MACHINES, which the artist Ena Oppenheimer showed at CAS in the winter semester 2023/24.

Ena Oppenheimer, EXACTNESS IS A FAKE, 2020-2023 (Art at CAS, WS 2023/24)
© Ena Oppenheimer, © Foto: Siegfried Wameser

Recordings of the Events