Syllabus Summersemester 23
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Introductory Session. The Seminar introduces itself, our discussion consenus and our rules for debating.
What is “Climate Anxiety”? What is “Climate Resilience”? Outlining together: what emotions do we have toward the climate crisis?
psychologists for future, Climate Anxiety (text in German)
psychologists for future, Climate Resilience (text in German)
We read Lauren Berlant's "Cruel Optimism" and discuss how Berlant's concept of "cruel optimism" can be applied to the climate crisis.
Lauren Berlant "Cruel Optimism" (text in English)
What are we angry about in the context of the climate crisis? Politics, society, inaction, etc. Afterwards, we turn our anger into memes.
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Communicating the Climate Crisis
Joint visit to the KLIMA_X exhibition at the Museum für Kommunikation Frankfurt
KLIMA_X Ausstellung im Museum für Kommunikation Frankfurt (exhibition in German, maybe English?)
News, news, news
We read together daily news about the climate crisis, reflect together on the feelings it triggers and critically discuss the way it is reported.
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Neurodivergence & Crisis
We read short stories together about people with disabilities or neurodivergence and their resourceful handling of an apocalyptic setting.
Tsana Dolichva(Editor), Holly Kench(Editor)
“Defying Doomsday” (text in English)
a refusal of hope
Apocalypse and world-saving fantasies as escape, refusal of hope as coping.
anonym, Desert (text in English)
We invite guests who are active as climate activists to a conversation about the emotional side of political engagement.