Every Wednesday this November

exciting events at the Herderbau




is the second edition of the Science, Sustainability and Art Series: a combination of lectures, workshops and art installations which bring sustainability scientists, practitioners and artists to the Herderbau building to explore how art can be used as a tool for sustainability.


The aim of the series is to uncover aspects of sustainability, such as sensory and emotional experiences, which are strengths of aesthetic enquiry but often neglected by traditional research frameworks. Inspired by the upcoming COP21 negotiations, the focus of this autumn edition is Climate Change -and we don’t just want to talk about it, we want to act it out!


From a live role-play on climate conflicts to using theatre as a research tool; from using science to create a photo-exhibition, to collectively creating a giant word-sculpture out of our thoughts on climate change, you’re warmly invited to come along to the Herderbau this November to discuss, feel and experience first-hand the innovative ways in which art can be used to make research truly transformative.







Wednesday 4 Nov. 13-15hSensing Internal and External Climate Conflicts. Role play facilitated by Friederike Gezork and Ida Wallin, Freiburg Scientific Theatre e.V.


4-23 Nov. (open all day)Reflections on People and the Biosphere. Photo-book exhibition by Prof. Carl Folke (Science Director of the Stockholm Resilience Centre) and Lars Hall (Designer and Art Director)


Wednesday 11 Nov. 19:30hLet’s Play Transformations! Performative methods for sustainability learning. Evening workshop by Dr. María Heras, ICTA – Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona


Wednesday 18 Nov. 19:30hSoil Soul and Society. Theatre performance and discussion with the audience by the Freiburg Scientific Theatre e.V.


Wednesday 25 Nov. 19:30hArt&Science LABs on Climate Change – Sharing Visions about Problems that Matter. Lecture-performance by Dr. Stella Veciana, Founder Research Arts Platform, Lecturer Leuphana University


25-26 Nov. 10-17h – EQUIL I BRIUM – Drop-in participation sessions – Explore the nuances of sustainability by participating in the creation of a huge, delicately balanced mobile sculpture for the Herderbau. Participative art installation by “Polyp” (activist, prop builder and political cartoonist) and Eva Schlunke (activist, prop builder and painter), Manchester


28 Nov. 19h – Opening Night of EQUIL I BRIUM and ACT TWO finale.

The ACT TWO series will finish off with a special event to hang the EUQUIL I BIUM sculpture at the Innenhof of the Herderbau. All welcome -live music, drinks and refreshments!


All events take place at the Archäologische Sammlung der Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg and at the Innenhof of the Herderbau
Tennbacherstr. 4

FREE ENTRANCE, No need to register!



ACT TWO is part of the Science, Sustainability and Art series, organised by the Freiburg Scientific Theatre e.V. and hosted by the Chair of Environmental Governance at the Faculty of Environment and Natural Resources, University of Freiburg. It is funded by an Innovation Fund grant designed to encourage inventive and original teaching methods.


ACT TWO events are part of ArtCOP21 – Cultural Programme for Paris Climate 2015