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AnthropoScenes. Making Sustainable Futures Public

Principal applicant: Prof. Dr. Jörg Niewöhner, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Department of European Ethnology

Through a process that entwines theatre and science, the project AnthropoScenes aims to make sustainable water futures a public matter of concern. It will develop performative formats at the intersection of transdisciplinary research and knowledge exchange through a close collaboration between the Theatre of the Anthropocene, the Museum for Natural History, the Humboldt Labor and a cross-institutional water research consortium in the Berlin-Brandenburg region. These collaborative methods will include participatory salons, theater pop-ups, staged productions and performances, digital and online platforms, as well as a grand-finale game show. The objective is not only to broaden the knowledge and experience base from which to co-produce sustainable water futures, but to engage a wide range of publics in Berlin and Brandenburg in the transformations of nature-culture relations in the Anthropocene. The AnthropoScenes novel and unique approach will be continuously evaluated and aims to be transferable to other fields of social-ecological research and beyond.