Headline: Events

To reduce the environmental impact of our events as far as possible, we consider sustainability aspects during all stages of the organization. You can find more information here: IASS Events & Sustainability.

#CEC21 virtual

Climate Engineering in Context Conference

Building upon the success of the first two CEC conferences held in 2014 (CEC14) and 2017 (CEC17), the organisers of the CEC conference series hope to once again provide a forum for critical global discussions and reflections, vigorous exchange and creative dialogue by research, policy and civil society communities.

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"jatun yacu – Amazon of Rights" - Movie screening and new avenues to reflect on rights of nature

The Democratic (Re)Configurations of Sustainability Transformations research group of the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies e.V. (IASS Potsdam) is pleased to invite you to a screening and discussion of the documentary film: jatun yacu – amazon of rights. This documentary film traces the ebb and flow of rights in and of the Amazon across space and time, ethnographically exploring the question of what it means for a river to have rights, where these rights come from and what they might look like visually.

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Event Series

IASS Tuesday Talks

Our Tuesday Talk Series provides a platform for international scientists, stakeholders and experts from policymaking and public administration as well as business, the arts and civil society. They will share their knowledge and insights and discuss frontier (research) questions on future sustainable development. In our next Talk Artur Sgambatti Monteiro will speak about “Artistic transitions and scientific knowledge – Paths to a more subjective communication.”

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Buchvorstellung: „Wir machen das schon“

Der Strukturwandel in der Lausitz ist nicht mehr zu übersehen. Menschen, die hier leben, forschen, arbeiten und sich engagieren, wissen das längst, und zwar nicht erst seit dem verabredeten Kohleausstieg. Nun werden wieder massive Veränderungen stattfinden, die Unbehagen und Zukunftsängste auslösen, aber auch Hoffnung machen und Chancen auf Mitgestaltung bieten. In dem Buch „Wir machen das schon“, herausgegeben von Johannes Staemmler (IASS Potsdam), erzählen 15 Autorinnen und Autoren aus der Lausitz über die Vielschichtigkeit des Landstrichs in Brandenburg und Sachsen.

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Exhibition CB Dieselkraftwerk Cottbus

Sven Gatter: "Echo Tektur" - Ruins and Models

Artist Sven Gatter has been exploring the theme of vanishing architecture in rural areas since his residency at Brandenburg's Wiepersdorf Palace. He refers to the resulting works as "Echo Tektur". A selection of his work will be showing at the CB Dieselkraftwerk in Cottbus from 4 September 2021.

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Potsdam Summer School 2021 (online)

Water: Our Global Common Good – The Hydrosphere across Land and Sea

From 9 to 18 August 2021 the seventh virtual Potsdam Summer School will explore the theme of “Water: Our Global Common Good – The Hydrosphere across Land and Sea”. Early-career scientists and young professionals from the private sector, governmental agencies, and non-governmental organisations are invited to apply till the end of March for an online-place at the Summer School 2021.

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