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Interview on Berlin’s infrastructure futures

Interview

In this video interview Tim Moss talks about the relevance of his recent book “Remaking Berlin” for infrastructure futures in the Berlin city region. The interview is hosted by the BB2040 project, a collaborative platform exploring transformation processes in Berlin-Brandenburg from the perspective of infrastructures coordinated by the Habitat Unit at the Technical University of Berlin.

Book profile in The MIT Press Reader

Article

Tim Moss‘ book “Remaking Berlin. A History of the City through Infrastructure, 1920-2020” is profiled with an article in The MIT Press Reader, a digital magazine-style publication that produces excerpts, interviews and original essays for a general audience. The piece, drawing on his chapter on Nazi Berlin, is featured here.

Shades of Conflict in Kyrgyzstan with Beril Ocaklı

Podcast

THESys Doctoral Researcher Beril Ocaklı was interviewed on the In Common podcast. Editor-in-Chief Frank van Laerhoven and member of the Editorial Board Maria Claudia Lopez of the International Journal of the Commons speak with her recent contribution to the Journal where she co-authored a recent contribution to the International Journal of the Commons.

The Grid

Video

THESys Member Gretchen Bakke appeared on the new show EarthxTV’s E4: Transforming Power. She joined host Trevor Jones to talk about how the history of the grid in the United States and explains how electricity market deregulation played a major role in the recent Texas and California blackouts.

Theory of science and transdisciplinarity

Podcast

On the In Common podcast, THESys Director Jörg Niewöhner discusses with host Stefan Partelow—current member of the the third cohort of the Postdoc Academy for Tranformational Leadership— the current and future challenges with inter- and trans-discipliarity, as well as the the significance of the theory of science within academia and beyond.

Klimaschutz ist am Ende des Tages eine moralische Frage

Podcast

THESys Member Christoph Schneider talks with radio journalist Cora Knoblauch on the Humboldt Hören podcast about glaciers and the political and social efforts that are needed to achieve a CO2-neutral economy, and why climate change is ultimately a moral question.

Hitler wollte Alpenwasser

Interview

In an interview with Frank Thadeusz for the Spiegel, THESys Member and historian Timothy Moss explains how infrastructure helped Berlin become the metropolis it is today.

More extreme than good: What climate change has to do with pandemics and environmental protection with culture

Podcast

THESys Director Jörg Niewöhner and Prof. Christian Drosten from the Charité were featured on the the rbb podcast Talking Science. It was part of a special live-recording at the World Health Summit and discussed the connection between the COVID-19 pandemic and climate change, the intersection of virology and transformation research and the importance of science communication.

Chemistry in context: New social science fields are exploring how chemists and chemicals affect society

Article

The popular Chemistry World featured THESys Member Gretchen Bakke’s 2013 study on lubricants and lubrication which traces the history- starting with the trade in whale fat, which was superseded by the development of petroleum jelly in the 1860s. The article explores how chemists and chemicals affect society, for instance the emerging subfield of chemo ethnography.

Three Questions for Communicator-Prize Winner Robert Arlinghaus

Video

THESys Member Robert Arlinghaus was featured on the Humboldt University’s  Drei Fragen, Drei Antworten Series. In the interview Arlinhouse explaines the significance of winning the German Communicator Prize from the German Science Foundation (DFG) and the Stifterverband. When asked what made it possible to focus on science communication, he outlines key points including government funding, as well as institutional support from the Albrecht Daniel Thaer-Institute for Agricultural and Horticultural Sciences and IRI THESYS.

Es macht mich traurig, wie dumm wir sind

Interview

THESys Member Christoph Schneider was interviewed by Sophia Schirmer for Zeit Campus. In the interview, Christoph talks about Scientists for Future and the everlasting wait for societal and political transformations in light of climate change.

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