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A common reaction to the climate crisis is anxiety.

Even though we don't want to admit it.

We don't read the news any more.

It's just too straining.

We feel a bit guilty.

But first we have to focus on our studies anyway.

It can't be that bad.

But what if?

These feelings will paralyze us, if we don't confront them.

That's what we are going to do in this seminar.

What kind of seminar is this?

In the "Climate Anxiety X Climate Anxiety" Seminar we look at our emotional coping with the climate crisis. We look at our anxiety about increasing natural catastrophes, and our fear of our perceived helplessness.

At the same time we also look at phenomenons in the political discourse around the climate crisis, and which emotional coping may underlie them. From the phenomenon that fewer and fewer young people follow the news, to the activism of civil disobedience to outright denial of the climate crisis and the science that describes it.

We work on these topics by reading texts together, going to the museum and simply opening up a space where we can give rooms to these feelings.

Syllabus summer semester 23

Code of Conduct

frequently asked questions

And who are you??

This seminar is hosted by the Leselabor, a student initiative that has organized interdisciplinary seminars at Goethe university since 2021.

Every semester we take a closer look at a topic together with students from other faculties, in order to challenge the narrow scope of our own academic disciplines and formulate an interdisciplinary perspective, that can guide our actions.


Just write us an email:
leselaborantin {├Ąt} posteo {dot} de

Everyone is talking about being interdisciplinary
We are acting on it.

Leselabor Logo, Petrischale mit Bakterienkultur.

Every Wednesdays 16.00
Room will be announced shortly
Starting on 19.04.2023