Climate Action: Permaculture and local economies in urban areas

What measures can be taken to counteract the advancing climate crisis? How can permaculture in urban areas help to close local nutrient cycles and thus restore a sustainable balance? These questions were part of the interdisciplinary Bauhaus module »Climate Action: Permaculture and local economies in urban areas«, which was offered to students from all four faculties in the 2021 summer semester with the participation of various professorships at the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar.
The students worked in mixed teams to find solutions to the climate crisis and created an exhibition project for the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, Great Britain.

The project topic itself tries to think about something visionary: Permaculture has so far only existed in rural areas. With the student projects, however, we wanted to show the potential of permaculture in an urban context. Here, in addition to the circular idea of ​​material flows and energy, it is also about important questions of social coexistence. In addition, the students should be trained to be creative beyond the boundaries of their own subjects and to consider whether the urban space to be redesigned allows the cycle to be natural at all.

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Eckhard Kraft

Participating teachers:

Professorship Urban Design - Prof. Dr. Steffen de Rudder, Pola R. Koch
Professorship Arts and Research - Prof. Alexandra Toland;
Professorship of Biotechnology in Resource Management - Prof. Dr.-Ing. Eckhard Kraft;
Professorship Marketing and Media - Prof. Dr. Jutta Emes

Participating students:
Hans Kaspar Brandt, Julia Durkopp, Janina Hain, Dominik Heigener, Maren Kaczor, Henrike Kramer, Isabell Maria Lange, Nele Friederike Sophie Mangels, Sisu Satrawaha, Lukas Seifert, Philipp Tommrich, Lena Vogel, Emma Claire Von Helden, Suna Mathilde Yoo

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