anthropocene-curriculum.org | An Offshore Campus for Cities in Transformation, 2018, Floating e.V., www.floatinguniversity.org | Photo: Daniel Seiffert
The climate crisis is the greatest challenge of our era. For this reason, sustainability has to play a key role in the education of young people. For years, politicians and activists have tried to anchor the subject in education for the long term. But is that enough to meet young people’s need for a livable future?
How can the experiences that young activists of the Fridays for Future movement gather outside of school can be taken back to school? Artistic approaches can open mental horizons for sustainable schools and lessons that the students help to shape themselves. When they develop their own new ideas for a climate-neutral school infrastructure, for social and ecological school management, it can result in a new, shared ability to take action.
HKW is initiating a two-year process in which students from two Berlin schools will develop ideas, methods and measures for school infrastructure with teachers, artists and experts from education, ecology, politics and social sciences. This will result in the draft of a new curriculum, a contemporary form of school that is pioneering in its architecture and technologies as well as in revised courses.