By Elmar Ujszaszi-Müller
Every year in late September, the atmosphere in Munich becomes thicker when Oktoberfest takes place. The intense odors of roasted almonds and grilled chicken mingle with those of specially brewed lager and the sweat of thousands of people roaming the festival grounds.
By Daniel Dumas and Carolin Maertens
The Urban Environments Initiative (UEI) held its third workshop entitled Re:Thinking the Urban on 22 January 2021.
Conference Report Dates: 28–29August, 2020. Organizers: Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society (RCC) Conveners: Andrei Vinogradov (RCC) and Professor Julia Herzberg (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München). The online workshop started with welcome remarks by the conveners, who outlined the key methodological framework of the event. Pollution… Continue Reading “Flows, Histories, and Politics of Pollution in Europe (17–20 Century)”
By Vidya Sarveswaran The Indian village of Piplantri celebrates the birth of every newborn girl by planting 111 trees. In her new film, Under Another Sky, RCC alumna Vidya Sarveswaren tells the story of the village, which has so far planted a quarter of… Continue Reading “Under Another Sky”
A residential view of Naples, Italy. Photo by Bertrand Gabioud via Unsplash By Carolin Maertens and Daniel Dumas The Urban Environments Initiative (UEI) is a collaborative venture between the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU), the Technische Universität München (TUM), the University of Cambridge, and New York… Continue Reading “Urban Environments Initiative: Virtual Workshop Report: Spaces of Living in Transformation—In Times of Uncertainty”
By Martín Fonck, Saskia Brill & Noemi Quagliati “Stuff happens off camera, the pen only moves so fast, you can only sit in one chair, not all the chairs in all the room. This is good, honest objectivity because it has good, honest limits.… Continue Reading “Writing with Landscape—A Workshop with Laura Watts”
Workshop Report, 22–23 November 2019, Rachel Carson Center, Munich How should we teach a discipline that is still evolving? This question brought together more than 20 practitioners and scholars from five continents, all involved in teaching within the broad field of environmental humanities (EH).… Continue Reading “Teaching Environmental Humanities”
Workshop Report (12–13 December 2019, Kerschensteiner Kolleg of the Deutsches Museum, Munich) This workshop was organized by RCC’s doctoral candidate Kira J. Schmidt and codirector Helmuth Trischler at the Kerschensteiner Kolleg of the Deutsches Museum as part of the project “Issues with Europe: A Network… Continue Reading “European Infrastructures and Transnational Protest Movements”