Summer School 2020: Climate and the City





ZÜRICH 2050 – FUTUREPROOF
Thursday August 27th, 11–13h, Frau Gerolds Garten

For years, the city of Zurich has been taking concrete measures to reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. It was the first Swiss city to commit itself to the goal of a 2000-watt society. However, much remains to be done. Martina Blum and Daniel Gerber show how the city of Zurich intends to achieve its climate goals and what a sustainable Zurich of the future could look like.
ROUNDTABLE: HEAT METHOD
Friday August 28th, 11–13h, Zentralwäscherei

The roundtable provides an opportunity to engage with and discuss issues around climate change in an informal setting. David Christie will present the HEAT method, developed to help individuals start their own personal climate action plan.

PANEL DISCUSSION: CLIMATE AND THE CITY. 
TRANSDISCIPLINARY APPROACHES TO CLIMATE CHANGE Friday August 28th, 17–19h, Zentralwäscherei.

The podium raises questions of language, responsibility, and participation in the context of “Climate and the City”.

Panelists: Roland Fischer (Science writer / Curator / Tech catalyst), Kaspar König (Artist / Sound designer / Researcher), Anaïs Tilquin (Evolutionary biologist / Ecologist rebelling against extinction
Hosts: Yvonne Schmidt, Benjamin Sunarjo, Tara Lasrado

ROUNDTABLE: OPERATION BETON Saturday August 29th, 11–13h, Frau Gerolds Garten
The roundtable provides an opportunity to engage with and discuss issues around climate change in an informal setting. Annina Boogen will present multi perspective and aesthetic approaches on the perception of energy infrastructure in (alpine) landscapes.

ECOARTLAB INTERVENTIONS
Saturday August 29th, 14–17h, Frau Gerolds Garten

At the end of the week, we share our transdisciplinary projects on climate change with the audience at Frau Gerold’s through artistic interventions