Donnerstags, 9.30-11.00 Uhr als Video-Konferenz
Prof. Gesche Joost
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.