Kulturstiftung Schloss Wiepersdorf

Rethinking Resources: Humboldt-Foundation in Wiepersdorf

Humboldt-Residency 2023 in Schloss Wiepersdorf

© Humboldt-Stiftung/Philipp Arnoldt

Our Precious Resources

This year, the Humboldt Foundation's residency programme is exploring common paths to a secure and sustainable future. The international group spent the first working phase at Schloss Wiepersdorf.

From the Humboldt Foundation's press release:

The ten participants of the Humboldt Residency Programme 2023 have started their work. Under the guiding theme "Our precious resources", they are discussing new ways of sustainable change.

How do we understand and use natural resources? How do we want to deal with them in the future? Within the framework of the Humboldt Residency Program, a water expert from Kenya, a waste researcher from China, an artist from Uruguay and an Indian architect, among others, are jointly seeking solutions for sustainable living spaces. For these must be considered holistically - from energy production to our consumption behavior.

With the Humboldt Residency Programme, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation annually brings together scientists, artists, civil society actors and journalists to work on a current social issue during a six-week residency in Berlin/Brandenburg. The 2023 motto: "Our precious resources: pathways to a secure and sustainable future". Experts from Belize, Brazil, China, Germany, Great Britain, India, Kenya, the Netherlands, South Africa and Uruguay exchange ideas on how we can understand, use and protect resources.

After an intensive two-week phase of getting to know each other and working at the Kulturstiftung Schloss Wiepersdorf in Brandenburg, the participants will set off for Berlin's urban diversity in mid-August.

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