Avatar. Ethics and the Culture of Sustainability
Using the popular movie ‘Avatar’ as an example, the talk elaborated on three theses: ‘Sustainability’ is a cultural entity, a notion consisting of concepts, symbols and images (1). Culture is never just an instrument or an element but also a pool or horizon of concepts and images as well as an agonal arena – this is also true in the context of sustainable development (2). Cultural and, among it, religious articulation can’t replace political and technical efforts to achieve sustainable development, but it has to go along with those (3).