Climate Story Lab Berlin

Neue Strategien für exzellentes Klima-Storytelling

Klimakommunikation ist wichtiger denn je: Wir brauchen das beste Storytelling, um auf Ursachen und Lösungen der Klimakrise hinzuweisen und ein Publikum zu erreichen, das nachhaltige Änderungen fordert. Aus dieser Überzeugung heraus holen wird das Climate Story Lab nach Berlin und wollen gemeinsam mit Expert*innen innovatives und nachhaltiges Storytelling zum Thema Klimakrise entwickeln. Wir stellen die Frage „Wie erzählen wir die Klimakrise?“ in den Mittelpunkt.

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Konzept

An drei Tagen (06. bis 08. Oktober) kommen Storyteller*innen, Aktivist*innen, Expert*innen und Vertreter*innen von NGOs zusammen, um die Ansätze zur Klimakommunikation umfassend zu erneuern. Wir fördern einen ganzheitlichen Ansatz und vereinen Medienschaffende, Aktivist*innen, Künstler*innen, Expert*innen, Wissenschaftler*innen und Entscheidungsträger*innen. Gemeinsam soll ein wirkungsvolles Storytelling entwickelt werden, das einerseits durch Weltuntergangsszenarien die gebotene Dringlichkeit aufzeigt, andererseits durch Visionen zum Handeln anregt, ohne die Thematik zu verharmlosen. Am Ende sollen konkrete Kommunikationskonzepte stehen, die die Zivilgesellschaft inspirieren und zum eigenen Engagement motivieren sowie Politiker*innen und Entscheidungsträger*innen ermutigen, sich den großen Lösungsansätzen in Bezug auf die Klimakrise zuzuwenden.

Zum VOLLSTÄNDIGEN PROGRAMM geht es hier.

Das Climate Story Lab Berlin ist nach New York und London die dritte Ausgabe des erfolgreichen Formats, das von DocSociety und Exposure Labs entwickelt wurde.

Referent*innen beim Climate Story Lab Berlin (Auswahl)

Eingereichte Projekte

Im Rahmen eines öffentlichen Call for Projects haben wir Storyteller*innen dazu aufgefordert, klimabezogene Projekte einzureichen. Wir haben sechs dieser kreativen Storytelling-Projekte ausgewählt, die im Rahmen des Climate Story Labs vorgestellt werden.
In Brainstorming Sessions, an Open-Tables und Co. werden Input, Expertise, Partnerschaften oder Förderungen angeboten. Gemeinsam soll an den eingereichten Projekten gearbeitet und das beste Storytelling kreiert werden.

PROGRAMM ÜBERSICHT

Tuesday 06.10.2020

09:00 - 09:30: Welcome

Introduction by Anna Ramskogler-Witt (Human Rights Film Festival Berlin) & Vivian Schroder (Impact Producer).

09.30 - 10:20: Key-Note: Climate and Human Rights

Andrew Gilmour (Director of Berghof Foundation) will speak about the effects of the Climate Crisis on Human Rights.

His presentation is followed by a Q&A.  

10:20 - 11:00: Climate, Conflict & Hunger

This panel will give a deeper insight into the correlation between the climate crisis and its resulting conflicts and hunger.

BREAK

Networking, Coffee and Cake.

11:15 - 11:30: Quick Intro: Projects 1-3

The creative minds behind the projects are going to give a short insight into their ideas for sustainable climate communication.

11:30 - 12:00: Climate Storytelling & Impact

Amazing Beadie Finzi of our partner DocSociety will give you an insight into the concept of Impact Producing.

12:00 - 13:00: Climate, Race & Gender

When it comes to the climate crisis, women and girls⁠ - especially those living in rural areas and those living below the poverty line - are most affected by natural disasters, pollution, oil spills, and more and most vulnerable to the climate catastrophe. As a result, the effects of such disasters generally further exacerbate existing inequalities. For women and people of colour, structural and institutional racism has placed them at the center of environmental injustices. Particularly POC and indigenous people often face higher rates of exposure to unclean water, pollution, and many have been stripped of their land and resources in the name of modernisation. At the same time, the inclusion of the most vulnerable groups of our global society and the representation of their voices, perspectives, and demands in the media, at climate conferences is desperately lacking. Together with Tonny Nowshin (Climate Activist, Urgewald eV) and Juan Auz (Hertie School of Governance), we want to discuss the reasons and ways to change this (to integrate gender and race considerations into climate communication, policies, plans, and actions).

LUNCH BREAK

Network and enjoy a delicious vegan or vegetarian lunch.

13:45 - 14:25 Impact

What does impact mean across sectors?

What is the common denominator?

14:25 - 15:00: The Logic of Impact

How can impact be measured, how can we create sustainable campaigns and projects with mesurable impact. Elias Schneider of the Berlin based organisation Phineo will give a short overview on how to develp an impact logic.

15:00 - 15:15: Quick Intro: Projects 4-6

The creative minds behind the projects are going to give a short insight into their ideas for sustainable climate communication.

BREAK

Networking, Coffee and Cake.

15:30 - 16:30: Art, Activism & Climate Change

What role can art and activism play to shake people up, to urge large cooperations corporations to act and motivate politicians to adopt sustainable legislation? We will discuss these questions with the amazing Yes Men, the Peng! Collective and members of Fridays for Future and Extinction Rebellion. The discussion will be followed by in-depth breakout sessions.

16:30 - 17:00: Best Case: Agents of Change

Brighton Kaoma has started a radio show at the age of 14 to discuss climate change in his home country Zambia. In 2015 he co-founded the Agents of Change Foundation and throughout Africa, they are now training teenagers to become journalists and to host their own radio shows. Today he is an Associate of Columbia University, WWF Presidents’ Awardee, and Queen Elizabeth II Youth Leadership Awardee.

17:00-17:30: Climate & Psychology

Our psychology plays a major role in our perception and action. With Stephen Lewandowsky, Professor of Cognitive Psychology (University of Bristol), and Dr. Julia Kim, the Director of GNH Center Bhutan, we want to find out why it is so hard for many of us to change our behavior towards a more sustainable future. We will also explore how communication and storytelling of the climate crisis can inspire and motivate people to change their behavior with the importance of personal fates and emotions to make the abstract topic of the climate catastrophe more tangible.

17:30 - 18:00: Impact

We end the day with a group work on impact. Taking everything into account what we learned during todays sessions. Thinking about how we can create impact with our tools for our 6 selected projects.

Guests meet Guests

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Wednesday 07.10.2020

9:30 - 9:45: Welcome & Recap

Anna and Vivian will give a short overview of their learnings of the first day and summerise the highlights.

9:45 - 10:20: Dramaturgy & Form

Form follows function – this can also be said for the dramaturgy of your project. Each media form needs to think differently about approaches. You can just create one concept that fits all. Together with Inga von Staden of the Interactive Media Foundation and media scientist William Uricchio we will dive deep into this question.

10:20 - 11:00: Project I

Information follows soon

BREAK

Networking, Coffee & Cake

11:15 - 12:30: Climate & Activism

First we gain insight into the extensive campaignwork (of Greenpeace before we discuss in smaller groups how different forms of activism can create long-lasting change in break-out-session. Amongs the experts are colleagues from Patagonia, klimafakten.de.

1. Campaigns & Activism

by Kirsten Brodde from Greenpeace

2. Social Business & Activism

by Roos van de Weerd from Patagonia

3. Politics & Activism

by BMZ

4. Facts & Activism

by Carel Mohn from klimafakten.de

12:30 - 13:10: Project II

Information follows soon

LUNCH BREAK

Network and enjoy a delicious vegan or vegetarian lunch.

14:00 - 14:15: Introduction Climate & Facts

Chief Editor of klimafakten.de Carel Mohn will give insights into his years of experience with communicating facts, scientific evidence and how these scientific results can play a crucial role in informing people on the one hand and can discourage people on the other hand. A tightrope act.

14:!5 - 15:00: Petra Pinzler «Vier fürs Klima»

ZEIT journalist and author Petra Pinzler has written a book in 2018 about her family trying to live CO2 neutral for a year. A lot has happened since. What has she learned?

15:00 - 15:30: Climate & Future

Together with our partner Save the Children, we will venture a deeper look into the future and see how the Climate Crisis will continue to affect our future (and the one of the following generations) in a even more disastrous way. Together with climate activists from India, Kenya, Ecuador and Germany, we will hear about their hopes and fears.

15:30-16:15: Project III

Information follows soon

BREAK

Networking, Coffee & Cake

16:30 - 17:00: Best Case: 10 MILLIARDEN WIE WERDEN WIR ALLE SATT

With his film 10 MILLIARDEN WIE WERDEN WIR ALLE SATT German Director Valentin Thurn not only started a NGO but also raised nation-wide awareness for one very pressing issue: 10 billion people on planet earth, how will we all be fed? Not only by releasing the film in cinemas, but by implementing a carefully composed impact strategy accompaning it.

17:00 - 17:30: Climate Crisis Prediction & Comedy

Together with an international renown expert we will talk how the prediction of the climate crisis and comedy can go hand in hand and why as a scientist, storytelling is extremely important.

17:30 - 18:00: Climate Crisis & Refugees

Kira Vinke from the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) will introdcue the idea of the climate passport, how the idea was born and has gathered voices around the world.

Guests Meet Guests

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Thursday 08.10.2020

09:00 - 09:15: Welcome & Recap

Anna and Vivian will give a short overview of their learnings of the previous day and summerise the highlights.

09:15 - 09:45: Climate & Literature: In conversation with Ilija Trojanow

Jan Sebastian Friedrich-Rust (Aktion gegen den Hunger Germany) will be in conversation with renowned Author Ilija Trojanow on Climate Fiction and on the impact that literature can play.

10:00 - 10:40: Project IV

Information follows soon

BREAK

Networking, Coffee & Cake

11:00 - 11:20: Climate Justice

Together with Juan Auz (Hertie School of Governance) we will discuss the meaning of climate justice and why is it so imporant to talk about it.

11.20 – 12.00: Connecting with Others: India & Kenya

Our lovely friends & colleagues in India and Kenya are also hosting shortly climate storytelling conferences and workshops around the time of our lab in Berlin. In this session we will talk about the differences and similarities in the approaches of climate storytelling.

12:30 - 13:10: Project V

Information follows soon.

LUNCH BREAK

Network and enjoy a delicious vegan or vegetarian lunch.

14:00 – 15:00: Climate Intervention / Litigation

Discursive, legal, financial and artistic interventions can be effective tools to change the mindset of people and even lead to long-lasting policy changes. After a short info-session, we will have the chance to discuss these approaches with experts in break-out-sessions.

15:00 - 15:40: Project VI

Information follows soon.

16:00 - 16:30: Climate & Comedy

The wonderful Belina Raffy gives us a crash course in sustainable stand-up and the power of humor. 

16:30 - 17:00: Volle Halle

It all started with trying to bring the debate around climate crisis into theatre and «Volle Halle» was born. Kai Schächtele and his team have learned a lot on their way to finding a set-up that works and reaches the people. Finding the right balance between not leaving people deflated after the show, but rather inspired has not always been a smooth path. 

17:00 - 17:40: Wrap Up

Anna & Vivian will sumerize the last three days for you.

17:00 - 17:40: Public reading by Ilija Trojanow

Information follows soon.

Guests meet Guests

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Das erste Climate Story Lab fand im Juli 2019 in New York statt, gefolgt vom Climate Story Lab UK in London im März 2020. Beide Labs wurden von DocSociety und Exposure Labs konzeptioniert und organisiert.

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