Between Green Growth and Sufficiency

Virtual Summer School on Green Business and Sustainability 2021

  • Events 23.08. - 03.09.2021
  • Location Online

Sustainability means to deal with the earth's finite resources and creatures in a responsible way. If the next generations should be able to live in an intact habitat, innovative thinking for a green economy is needed. But what role plays design and innovation on the scale from green growth to sufficiency? How can sustainable approaches optimise technical innovation and personal patterns of action?  

The "Virtual Summer School on Green Business and Sustainability 2021" explores how to create an economy balanced out between green growth and sufficiency. The Summer School  examines the interrelations between ecology, economy, and sociology with students from different countries and various disciplines. Topics such as climate change mitigation and adaptation, use of precious space, the transformation from a linear to a circular economy, and ecological challenges will be discussed.

The Summer School will take place from 23 August to 3 September, 2021 in virtual rooms via Zoom from 9 am to 5 pm (CEST). All international students are invited to take part. The days will start with input talks and interdisciplinary exchange, the afternoon sessions offer workshops to put theoretical input into practice. The participants will work in groups on concrete solutions that open new opportunities also for future projects.

The six-day Workshop  "Practice what you preach. A future place of science implemented in the city", is hosted by the Folkwang University of the Arts and the Wuppertal Institute. The goal of the workshop is to develop a vision of a sustainable and innovative science where ideas can be implemented, tested, and lived with a holistic approach. The workshop will look into the fields of sustainability research, the living lab approach, system-thinking, prototyping, placemaking, and smart cities.

Further information on the Summer School and the programme can be found in the link below.

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