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Join LUCSUS at Sustainability week 17-22 April!

sustainability week. Illustration.

Join LUCSUS at this year's Sustainability Week. We are organising and participating in events on climate litigation, science and activism, and the role of the arts in the climate crisis.

Sustainability week is an annual event in Lund organised as a joint venture by Lund University and Lund municipality. The week serves as a platform for bringing together ideas, for cross-disciplinary collaborations, for raising public awareness and for inspiring sustainable change.

LUCSUS involvement in Sustainability Week.

17 April

08:30 - 09:40: Frukostsamtal: Klimatforskning och klimatjournalistik – hur gör man? Ett samtal om forskarnas och journalisternas roller, ansvar och utmaningar i klimatkrisen

Forskningens och journalistikens roll i klimatomställningen debatteras just nu flitigt. Forskare och journalister beskylls ofta för att vara för politiska eller för alarmistiska.  Men hur bedriver man egentligen klimatforskning och klimatjournalistik mitt i en klimatkris? Är det fel, eller faktiskt helt nödvändigt, att forskare och journalister blir mer aktivistiska?

Välkommen till ett samtal om forskarnas och journalisternas roller, aktivism, objektivitet och moral mot bakgrund av klimatkrisen.

Read more about the event and register here 

17 April

13:15 - 14:15: Infinite Growth on a Finite Planet? An Introduction to Degrowth. 

The paradox of infinite growth on a finite planet has repeatedly been stressed. Yet, sustainability is still often framed and understood through a growth paradigm. This impasse offers a unique opportunity to reimagine larger structures. What might the world look like if economic growth is no longer thought of as a means or an end? 

The need for deep, structural transformation is imminent, and alternative pathways are emerging. One such alternative is degrowth. Degrowth builds on a diverse range of thought, such as political ecology, ecological economics, feminist political ecology, and environmental justice. Over the past few years, it has accelerated in popularity among scholars and community actors, orchestrating a sounding critique of the current state of affairs, and presenting an alternative pathway out of it.  

Familiar with the topic or not, join us for an introductory lecture on degrowth held by scholars Mine Islar and Ekaterina Chertkovskaya. 

Read more about the event and register here

17 April

16:00 - 17:30: Heading toward extinction - what can we do about it?

It is increasingly evident that the existing power structures and economic systems in place are insufficient to address climate change. This opens the question what citizens and members of academic institutions can and should do?  

In this science - citizen dialogue, we will initiate an open and inclusive discussion on the role of civil society, researchers, and students, in catalysing the societal changes that the IPCC tells us that we must realise to have a livable future.

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17 April

17:00 - 18:15: Music for the climate

How does the musical interpretation of the Earth's temperature rise sound? Can you hear the difference between wind power and solar power? Music for the climate combines live music and speech to present facts and theories in climate and sustainability research in an unconventional way.

The Academy of Music in Malmö's big band provides the music, and students from the Lund University Center for Sustainability Studies (LUCSUS) guide the audience through the performance.

Music for the climate is a project run by composer and music teacher Claus Sörensen from Malmö Academy of Music, and sustainability researcher Sara Brogaard, based at LUCSUS, Lund University.

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18 April

15:00 - 16:00: Climate action and litigation in and beyond the courts - How Aurora sued the Swedish state

Around the world climate organisations, activists and youth movements are taking states and companies to court to demand action and accountability on climate change. In Sweden, the Aurora organisation is now suing the state for insufficient climate action. 

Welcome to a panel debate on climate litigation in Sweden and globally. By discussing the Swedish Aurora-case with its protagonists, and drawing from recent research from Lund University, we will deepen the understanding of climate litigation from both the perspective of the courtroom and of the streets.

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Read an interview with LUCSUS researcher Salvatore Paolo De Rosa about climate litigations 

18 April

17:00 - 20:00: Exhibition and film screening: The world is burning 2.0 + Paradise

Wildfires are now a frequent phenomenon perceived as a global threat that puts the future of life on earth at risk. While wildfires are merely distressing images on the news for some, for others they are a lived reality.  The need to prepare for heightened wildfire risks is painfully evident along with the need to explore the different causes and effects of wildfires and learn how to adapt.  

Weclome to a presentation of the photographic exhibition “Wildfires in the Anthropocene”, which explores different aspects of wildfires or their aftermaths from various parts of the world. The presentation will be followed by a screening of Alexander Abaturov´s  documentary film “Paradise”, and an open discussion with researchers from Lund University.

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19 April

08:30 - 09:30: Breakfast talk: New Narratives, the role of the arts in the climate crisis

What role can artistic practises play in ongoing global crises such as climate change and biodiversity loss? And how do art and science connect regarding these issues?

Welcome to a conversation between sustainability scientist Diego Galafassi and artist Emilia Bergmark.

Read more about the event and register  here


Events organised by students from the LUMES programme

17 April 2023 09:00 - 18:00: Joyful Hustle: A Celebration of Women's Work in Shanghai Wet Markets

18 April 17.00 -20.00: Sustainable Fashion Show & Clothes Swap

19 April 13:15 - 15:00: Are the SDGs Enough? Critical Perspectives on Sustainability in Higher Education

21 April 18.00 - 21.30: Cheers, beers and a Pub Quiz! SustBeerLab Lecture and Sustainability Pub Quiz with Framtidsjorden


Link to the full programme for Sustainability Week (in Swedish)

Link to all events during Sustainability Week in English

For more information about LUCSUS events at Sustainability week, please contact Cecilia [dot] von_Arnold [at] lucsus [dot] lu [dot] se