English Program of the Conference Week 2021

The Conference Week reinvents itself every year. This time it is undoubtedly also due to the pandemic. All formats will be designed digitally this time. But it is also due to the protagonists of the conference - the students in the Leuphana Semester: they are the ones who programme the project group sessions and seminar plenaries even in these times. And they accept the balls that are passed to them by guests and lecturers in the arenas and workshops. Under the title "Power to the Cities?", they are searching together for the rules of the game of responsible science.

Program ©Leuphana

Tuesday February 23

TimeProgram

4 pm

Opening of the Conference Week

  • Opening speech by Ulrike Guérot (political scientist and pioneer of a European Republic)
  • Sascha Spoun (President of Leuphana University Lüneburg)
  • Steffi Hobuß (Director of the College)
  • Matthias Barth (Module Leader "sustainability & responsibility")
  • Pia Steinrücke (City Councillor for Education, Youth and Social Affairs in Lüneburg)

 

Wednesday, February 24

TimeProgram
1 pm

Lunch!Show

Guest: Rob Hopkins (Environmental activist and founder of the Transition Towns movement)
Expert*time: Transition Towns 

2 pm

Hong Kong under pressure: How China takes away the freedom of a city (Seminar plenary)
Norman Laws and Benedict Rogers 

2 pm

From Ecovillages to Sustainable City Quarters: A Panel Discussion (Seminar plenary)
Senan Gardiner, Declan Kennedy and Anneli Karllson 

2 pm

Sustainability in African protected areas (Seminar plenary)
Jacqueline Loos and Rhoda Kachali

2 pm

Understanding Culture Climate Connections to learn about sustainability: Fostering inter and intra culture understanding using examples from India and Germany (Seminar plenary)
Lina Bürgener, Deepika Joon und Gaurav Shorey 

 

Thursday, February 25

TimeProgram
2 pm

Understanding Culture Climate Connections to learn about sustainability: Fostering inter and intra culture understanding using examples from India and Germany (seminar plenary)
Lina Bürgener, Deepika Joon and Gaurav Shorey 

2 pm

How I met sustainability: the stories we tell ourselves of our own engagement with sustainability (seminar plenary)
Senan Gardiner

 

Friday, February 26

TimeProgram
9 am

Future city?! Exploring impacts of technological breakthroughs on cities through “Future Wheels”.
Workshop by Max Irmer

1 pm

Lunch!Show

Guest: Georg Diez (author and journalist)
Expert*Time: Technology makes participation?

2 pm

Gender on screen – Desperation day, short skirts and more (seminar plenary)
Anne Barron

2 pm

Negotiating an International Agreement (seminar plenary)
Thomas Schomerus and Jelena Bäumler