S.O.S. – Schools of Sustainability

Can Schools Save the Climate?
2021/2022

anthropocene-curriculum.org | An Offshore Campus for Cities in Transformation, 2018, Floating e.V., www.floatinguniversity.org | Photo: Daniel Seiffert

anthropocene-curriculum.org | An Offshore Campus for Cities in Transformation, 2018, Floating e.V., www.floatinguniversity.org | Photo: Daniel Seiffert

The climate crisis demands rapid action and rethinking at all levels. Together with three Berlin schools and eight artists, the Haus der Kulturen der Welt is taking a look at the school system in order to initiate sustainable change processes: How can we live sustainability and make it tangible inside the classroom, inside and outside the building and in other resources? The focus is on artistic research as a method for opening up new perspectives on the world and its complexities in an open and participatory process. This process will be supervised by experts from education, ecology, politics and the social sciences. The end result is the draft of a new, revised curriculum, a contemporary type of school that is forward-looking in its architecture and its technologies. In addition to workshops and discussions, the artistic projects will be presented at a closing congress on September 22, 2022. In the fall of 2022, two teacher training courses will draw on the experience of the project work to provide recommendations for action in school teaching practice.

Participating schools:
Wedding-Grundschule, Heinz-Brandt-Schule, Gerhart-Hauptmann-Gymnasium

Participating artists:
Aïcha Abbadi, Jana Engel, Erik Göngrich, Franziska Pierwoß, Ursula Rogg, Julia Jasmin Rommel, Johanna Schwab, Margo Zalite

A group of students of the arts and sciences from the University of Duisburg-Essen under the direction of Maren Ziese and Sarah Wenzinger are monitoring the project.

School projects, workshops, closing congress, teacher training courses

Jun 2021–Dec 2022

Dates
Sep 22, 2022: Closing congress at HKW
Fall 2022: Teacher training courses

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