On September 21st the UN General Secretary Antonio Guterres addressed the international community with regards to climate change and surging inequalities – he warns that “we are on the edge of an abyss”.In the face of continuous crisis, we need to develop appropriate measures that identify the manifold roots and mitigate the effects of climate change. Effects that are no future possibility but which we are already experiencing today.
How do we respond to the multifaceted impacts of climate change – and how can we push back politically, artistically, and through design and activism? After all, climate change has long since evolved from “just” an ecological problem into a complex social, geopolitical, economical, and fundamentally cultural issue.For our colloquium we invite perspectives of various actors from different parts of the world in order to better understand the full scope of sustainable transformations of our societies, while considering quite different approaches, affordances as well as social and cultural implications. Together we want to reflect on our role as students, teachers, scholars and as the university as a potential space.
21. Oct 2021 | Gesche Joost – Kick-Off
28. Oct 2021 | Joana Moll – The Environmental Impact of Surveillance
4. Nov 2021 | Leo Fidjeland and Linnea Våglund – Nonhuman Nonsense
11. Nov 2021 | Klasse Klima – Climate-Just Design for Institutional Transformation
18. Nov 2021 | Cesy Leonard – Legal Stress
25. Nov 2021 | Rosaria Taddeo – Ethical Governance for Sustainable Artificial Intelligence
2. Dec 2021 | Daniel Irrgang – Critical Zones Study Group. Preparing a Thought Exhibition with Bruno Latour
9. Dec 2021 | Lily Grote – Transforming Universities Bottom-Up: Students as Change Agents for Sustainability
16. Dec 2021 | Maike Gebker & Anna Eckl
23. Dec 2021 & 06. Jan 2022 | winter break
13. Jan 2022 | Gitanjali Wolf – A Socio-Ecological Transformation Goes Hand in Hand with the Future of Work
20. Jan 2022 | Iva Čukić
27. Jan 2022 | tbd.
3. Feb 2022 | Andreas Unteidig
10. Feb 2022 | tbd.
17. Feb 2022 | Gesche Joost – Closing Session
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