Megacities in Art and Climate Science

Exhibition. Lectures. Symposiums

7 May – 26 July 2014


7 May – 26 July 2014

Opening Hours:
Saturdays, 11 am – 5 pm and by appointment

Admission free


Georg Aerni, Peter Bialobrzeski, Adam Magyar, Ton Matton, Marjetica Potrč, Reynold Reynolds, Urban-Think Tank, Mark Wallinger, as well as architectural concepts and designs from MVRDV, Rotterdam/Shanghai, WOHA Architects, Singapur and Vincent Callebaut Architectures, Paris, among others

Lectures and Dialogues

Wednesday, 07 May 2014, 7 pm

Prof. Dr. Gerhard Berz, LMU Munich, formerly with Munich Re’s Geo Risks Research
»Megacities: Chances and Risks - Natural Disasters, Climate Change and the Costs«

Ton Matton, artist, will talk about his project »Plants Liberation Forest«

Thursday, 22 May 2014, 7 pm (NightArt 2014)

Dr. Franz Hölker, Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries, Berlin
»The Impact of Light Pollution – Megacities Never Sleep«

Tuesday, 27 May 2014, 7 pm

Dr. Kerstin Krellenberg, Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research, Leipzig
»Facing Climate Change in Megacities: The Case of Santiago de Chile«

Friday, 30 May 2014, 7 pm

Prof. Dr. Gerhard Schmitt, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH), Director of the Singapore-ETH Centre and Senior-Vice President of ETH Global
»Singapore’s Urban Metabolism – How More Effective Cycles Can Improve the Global Climate«

Prof. Alfredo Brillembourg, Urban-Think Tank, ETH Zurich, Department of Architecture
»Radical Cities: The Case of Caracas/Torre David« (in English)

Wednesday, 9 July 2014, 7 pm

Prof. Dr. Frauke Kraas, Institute of Geography, University of Cologne
Prof. Dr. Wilfried Endlicher, Geography Department, Humboldt University of Berlin
»Megacities in Asia – Driving Forces Behind Global Change«

Georg Aerni, artist, will talk about his series of photographs »Promising Bay« (Mumbai) and »Slopes & Houses« (Hong Kong)

July 2014

We regret to announce that the lecture »The Urban Millenium – Opportunity or Threat to a Sustainable Development of a World of 9 Billion« by Prof. Dr. Dr. Klaus Töpfer, Executive Director of the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies, Potsdam – former German Minister for the Environment and longtime Director of the United Nations Environment Programme, has been cancelled.


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