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Liveable Futures Festival: Transformative Change & Hope edition

From:Mo 22-04-2024
Until:Fr 26-04-2024
Where:De Beurs, Campus Fryslân, Leeuwarden
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In the week of 22 to 26 of April 2024, a new edition of The Liveable Futures Festival will take place at Campus Fryslân! This year’s theme is centered around transformative change & hope, which involves a fundamental reorganization of technological, economic, and social factors and structures, including our shared goals and values. Join us for a variety of exciting events - find out more below!

Date
Time
Activity
Location
Tuesday 23 April
16:00 - 17:30
Urban Movements and Climate Change
Climate Breakdown Meets Social Innovations
Living Lab
Ethemcan Turhan
Dr. Ethemcan Turhan

Dr. Ethemcan Turhan (UG - Faculty of Spatial Sciences) recently edited the collection Urban Movements and Climate Change: Loss, Damage and Radical Adaptation. In this engaging session, dr. Turhan will discuss his work together with two respondents: Iva Pesa, project leader Environmental Histories of Resource Extraction in Africa, and Lisa Hof, an environmental psychologist committed to working with farmers for better agriculture. There will be room for audience interaction, so do not hesitate and come learn more about these important topics!

Date
Time
Activity
Location
Wednesday 24 April
12.30 - 15:00
Eco-Emotions
Walk-in Tattoo Parlour and Poster Session
Living Lab
Poster presenters

Come get a hopeful tattoo and discover the work of scholars from the different faculties of the University of Groningen who work on eco-emotions. This interactive and informal session is open to everyone who would like to know more about the research behind eco-hope, eco-anxiety, and more - and your (temporary) tattoo will be a great souvenir of what you've learned!

Alifa Syamantha Putri
Fulya Kirimer Aydinli
Lena Hölzle
Marc Esteve Del Valle & Klara Matusewicz
Pro-environmental behaviour and mental wellbeing
Eco-emotions and mental health among students
Where does eco-anxiety come from?
The impact of climate change information on social media
Date
Time
Activity
Location
Wednesday 24 April
18:00 - 21:00
2040: Join the Regeneration
Documentary night
Auditorium
2040 poster

How can we ensure a safe and healthy future for not only ourselves, but our children as well? Filmmaker Damon Gameau interviews innovators who are developing local solutions to global issues. Written like a visual letter to his daughter, "2040" is a documentary that advocates for societal transformation, examining advancements in technology, shifts in economics, and changes in social structures. Join this documentary night and chat with fellow audience members to get inspired to take action towards a sustainable future!

The documentary will be shown in English, but there are Dutch subtitles. Please make sure to reserve a seat through the link below!

Date
Time
Activity
Location
Thursday
25 April
17:30 - 19:30
Wor(l)ds of Possibility
Workshop - Storytelling for Hope and Change
Room 2.32,
room 2.36,
Living Lab

What are the stories we tell ourselves and each other about hope and change? How can we use storytelling to give each other hope and move to action? This workshop will bring a wave of hope and positivity to the audience while equipping them with the skills to work on transformative change. The session consists of an introduction (30 minutes) and a workshop (90 minutes) to tackle different perspectives on narratives and transformative change.