Lecture Series SoSe 2023

Climate F(r)ictions
The history of our civilization has largely been defined by the stability in weather patterns that are associated with specific geographic locations. Cities were often created and developed according to how agriculture, livestock, resources and habitable conditions intersected. In turn, these also shape how our societies have evolved as well as social constructs that adhere to different systems of value. A new climate regime is currently playing out. There is no guarantee on the accuracy of climate predictions and no precedent for how we, at local and global scales, will adapt to these possible scenarios. The lecture will present the intersection of professional practice and academia through examples, case studies, projects and speculations, proposing ‘alternate endings’ to current projections and trends.