Events | Everything will change. Narrating Extinction: With Ursula K. Heise, Mojib Latif, Randy Olson, Carla Reemtsma & more

Online | June 7, 2021 | 10:30 AM (PDT)

The COVID-19 pandemic has thrown us into a state of emergency. However, from the distant future, our time will not primarily be remembered as the 'virus years', but as the era of mass extinction of wildlife. What disappears now will be gone forever and future generations will judge us by our ignorance. We are writing natural history and should be aware of our responsibility. But what if we could manage not to pass on poverty and chaos, but a renaissance?

This event is based on Marten Persiel’s new movie “Everything will change” (Flare Film, 2021) with participation of Ursula K. Heise (Marcia H. Howard Chair in Literary Studies at the Department of English and the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability at UCLA), Mojib Latif (Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel, Chairman of the Board of the German Climate Consortium – DKK), Randy Olson (Filmmaker, Producer & Marine Biologist) and Carla Reemtsma (Activist, Fridays for Future, Germany). Villa Aurora Alumnus Marten Persiel (filmmaker and director of the documentary feature “This Ain’t California”) will moderate the event. Welcoming remarks by Heike Catherina Mertens (VATMH) and Johannes Vogel (Museum für Naturkunde).

Send your questions on biodiversity and species extinction via Slido. (No Registration Needed)

This event is part of the Long Night of Ideas 2021 by the Federal Foreign Office of Germany.

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