Art & Science

IRI THESys aims to make research visible and forge links between science and the arts. Throughout the years, the THESys community has developed creative approaches to transformation research through diverse initiatives, projects and exhibitions. Many of these can be explored below.

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    Humboldt Labor

    The inaugural exhibition within the Humboldt Forum addresses the interactions between climate change and biodiversity loss, as well as the global challenges to democracy through an immersive and interactive display of research from IRI THESys.

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    Through 13 lenses

    The photo and exhibition project was initiated by THESys doctoral researcher Cecilie Friis as part of her fieldwork in  Ban Sirimoon, Laos in April 2015. The images from the field illustrate life changes of seventeen different farmers.

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    Theatre of the Anthropocene

    Through diverse performances and urban interventions, the Theatre creatively delves into the topic of ‘Man and Nature in the Anthropocene’.

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    My m² Earth

    This collaborative photo project visualizes transformation processes by capturing local aspects of global change.

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    THESys Workshop: Learning from and for the Corona Crisis in Research

    In November 2020, the THESys Community met to reflect on their research in relation to the Corona crisis and discuss how to turn the crisis into a creative advantage.

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    Beyond – Discovering society-nature co-evolution

    The photo and video project was created in September 2015 by a group of artists and researchers including  THESys Doc Contanze Werne within the SUBZERO – Thematic Network on Communicating Arctic Research.

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    Odyssey Later

    Developed in 2015 by an interdisciplinary research team including THESys Student Assistant Lisa Frach, the science fiction inspired SUBZERO project imaged what Earth will look like in the year 2115.

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    Chicken à la carte: Knowledge maps for more sustainability

    Together with the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam, IRI THESys offered an interdisciplinary seminar which brought science and design together to creatively explore alternatives in modern food production.

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    Science Comic: ‘Trapped between barriers OR Flowing despite barriers?’

    Created by THESys Doc Nadine Schröder and comic artist Nikhil Chaudhary, the comic visualizes the existing local barriers for the implementation of the EU Water Framework Directive in six German states.

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