A symbol of the threat to humanity posed by environmental degradation: a plastic bag that floats in water. “If you believe that the world can stay as it is, the laws of nature will show you the limits. Change is omnipresent, is the new constant. Whether we shape this change or surrender ourselves to it will decide our future,” comments Carl-Friedrich Schleussner from the Integrative Research Institute on Transformations of Human-Environment Systems (IRI THESys).
Foto: (c) HU Berlin unter Verwendung von Motiven von will terra (unsplash) und Isa Soysal
Approaching phenomena from their edges (vp, Rande) is like reading against the grain. It brings into view the relationship between "edge" and "center", as well as their respective dependencies on each other. Thinking "from the edge" can also mean challenging the canon and questioning supposed self-evident things.
The picture shows an irrigated stone desert and an avocado.
(c) HU Berlin Collage unter Verwendung von Motiven von google maps und Stefan Babanin
Doubt is a key element of science. It is therefore also one of the terms used to describe the basic attitude of critical thinking in the exhibition in the Humboldt Laboratory. The picture shows the installation "Zweifel" (Doubt) by Lars Ø. Ramberg on the Palast der Republik and the dome of Berlin Cathedral.
(c) HU Berlin using motifs from concoon and Wolfgang Pehlemann (wikimedia)