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Goethe x Change

The library of the Goethe-Institut in Helsinki will become a space for change-making, open to existing initiatives and everyone interested in changing our society and its systems to enable us to deal with, and possibly avert the worst effects of climate change.

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Past events

Jan Lütjohann_Arbeit Kuva: Jan Lütjohann

Talk and workshop | FRI 01.11.2019, 5 pm | Goethe-Institut
Jan Lütjohann: Doing it ourselves

What are we to do with the many choices we face, our limited time and an uncertain global future?
In this talk, the sculptor and pedagogue Jan Lütjohann seeks answers within critical practices – those of doing, of craft and do-it-yourself.

Zugfahrt Photo: Inari Virkkala

Presentation and talk | FRI 04.10.2019, 5 pm | Goethe-Institut
Mobility in times of climate change

Inari Virkkala is an architect and urban designer focusing on the social impacts of design. She is one of the founders of the #MaataPitkin-matkamessut, land-based travel fair informing and inspiring people to find climate friendly ways to travel.

Woman in clubchair Photo: Erich Consemüller, around 1927/ © Klassik Stiftung Weimar/ © Stephan Consemüller

Discussion | WED 11.09.2019, 6 pm | GOETHE-INSTITUT
BAUHAUS BEING BENIGN – GENDER MEETS ECO

Julia Lohmann and Julia Meer tallk on how the situation of women has changed in the past 100 years, and what challenges we are facing today (i.e. intersectionality).

Sonnenblumen_marko-blazevic Foto: marko blazevic/ unspalsh

The Forest of Foci – Thinking Post Fossil

The philosopher and professor of literature Antti Salminen, author of the book 'Energy and Experience', challenges the fundamental principles that drive our society – and that have led to the situation we find ourselves in today.

Forest family Photo: Touko Hujanen

Touko Hujanen: Forest family

Photojournalist Touko Hujanen followed the life of Nordlund and Dorff in 2018 during four seasons, documenting the unique lifestyle of the family and the cycle of farming and the building of the self-sufficiency school with the help of volunteer work.

Flux Photo: Miki Yui & Nathalia Favaro

Nathalia Favaro & Miki Yui: FLUX

The short film is a poetic essay, tracing the journey of Nathalia Favaro through the Amazon Forest, and her meetings with protagonists from the forest and the river side.

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Towards Eco Literacy

This 2-hour group workshop is especially for those who are interested in finding ways to cope with eco-anxiety.


Further reading

In this column we collect interesting articles on topics like environment, sustainability and climate change. We also provide tips on how to live more sustainable and environmental-friendly.


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Contact information

The curators of the project:
Gero Grundmann (gerogrundmann (at ) gmail.com)
Website
Prof. Julia Lohmann (julia@julialohmann (at) co.uk)
Website 

for the Goethe-Institut Finnland:
Alexandra Stang (alexandra.stang@goethe.de)


Partner

The project is based on cooperation. Please contact us if you are interested in collaborating with us!

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