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You can find general information on RIFS events here.

How to become a RIFS Fellow

Webinar with Q&A

The Research Institute for Sustainability (RIFS) conducts research with the aim of investigating, identifying, and advancing development pathways for transformation processes towards sustainability. Its research approach is transdisciplinary, transformative, and co-creative.

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Conference

Real Deal Summit - Placing People and the Planet at the Heart of the Green and Just Transition

The "Real Deal Summit - Placing people and the planet at the heart of the green and just transition" will be held at Central European University, Budapest, Hungary, 19-21 June 2024. Academics and researchers, civil society representatives, practitioners and other stakeholders are invited to come together for a three-day conference and project summit on deliberative democracy and effective citizen engagement in the context of the European Green Deal.

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How to become a RIFS Fellow

Webinar with Q&A

The Research Institute for Sustainability (RIFS) conducts research with the aim of investigating, identifying, and advancing development pathways for transformation processes towards sustainability. Its research approach is transdisciplinary, transformative, and co-creative.

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Podcast Launch

Shifting Basslines - Club Culture & Sustainability

Shifting Basslines is a collaborative and creative research project by research fellow Kerstin Meißner, that links climate change and raving. A storytelling podcast series at it´s core the project is dedicated to understanding the socio cultural relevance of dance floors as spaces for connection, exploration and change. The podcast covers topics ranging from mobility and spaces, to data and digitalisation and the body and emotions - a journey from the outside in. We are inviting you to celebrate the podcast release together with the production team. Kerstin Meißner will be in conversation with the three curators of each episode before we can all share the dance floor.

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Workshop

Polycrisis in the Anthropocene

On May 27-28, 2024, the Cascade Institute, the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK), the Research Institute for Sustainability - Helmholtz Centre Potsdam (RIFS), and the Centre for the Study of Existential Risk will co-host scientists from around the world to work together to better understand the growing interconnections between the world’s problems.

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Online-Diskussion

HOPE HOME - НАДІЯ: Earth, Wood, Natural Fibers. Circular Construction with Natural Building Materials

Lehmerden, Hölzer und andere Naturfasern gehen in der zeitgenössischen Architektur neuartige Verbindungen ein. Die Anwendungsfelder und ästhetischen Potenziale, besonders im Zusammenhang mit baulichen Reparationen im Bestand in der Ukraine erörtern u. a. Prof. Eike Roswag-Klinge, Leiter des Natural Building Lab an der TU Berlin, Sofiia Halat, Architektin und Expertin für Biomimikry an der Kyiv National University for Construction and Architecture, und Eugene Kuzmenko, Gründer des Bauunternehmens Geodesic.Life.

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Call for Abstracts

Methods in Risk Research

We are delighted to announce the call for abstracts for the upcoming "Methods in Risk Research" Conference, to be held on October 7 and 8, 2024, organized by the Research Institute for Sustainability - Helmholtz Centre Potsdam in partnership with the German Speaking (DACHL) Chapter of the Society for Risk Analysis Europe.

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