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Climate Class

Residency at Stechlin Institute Summer 2021

 source: Klasse Klima

Public Space Seminar 2020

 source: Klasse Klima

Climate Class Seminar 2019

 source: Klasse Klima

The Climate Class is an open, autonomous and interdisciplinary group of students at UdK Berlin who are committed to translating the climate crisis into teaching and design practice. Every semester we meet for a seminar and invite you to join (more info on this year's seminar below). This summer we also laid the foundation for an association and a decentralized, transnational network of initiatives calling for structural, ecological change in creative education and beyond.

If you are interested in learning more, we invite you to join us for a Meet&Greet on 10/19 at 19:00 in our digital seminar room.

Climate Class | Winter Semester Seminar

Hacking European Politics for Climate Justice

What possibilities of action does artistic freedom offer to achieve radical transformations in European politics?

Mondays 10 am to 12 pm (theory) - every two weeks 10 am to 2 pm (practice & workshops)
Classroom seminar (information to be announced)

Time is short, the party programs and the results of the federal election have shown us that there is still a lot to come. But we don't let the frustration get us down, we join forces for a pro-climate Europe.

But what exactly is happening right now? And how can we get involved? How can we develop a critical view of climate policy and constructively formulate new approaches? What does it mean to think realpolitik? How can we deconstruct institutional models of action and reveal dependencies that promote or hinder climate activism? How can the design disciplines bring clarity to political and legal processes? And in doing so, how can we use artistic freedom and push its limits to make ourselves heard and visible?

This semester, we want to take a critical look at the European Green Deal and the New European Bauhaus, while also highlighting the possibilities of artistic intervention. To do this, we will invite people from activism, art, and academia to share and exchange their experiences and perspectives. In practical sessions and workshops, the insights will then be elaborated and realized in our own artistic ideas and concepts with external feedback.

To register, simply come to the first meeting 10/25/2021 Location to be announced.

Questions about the seminar to: wise2122_