06:00 PM

#Horizonte23: Discussion about species extinction. What can the arts, humanities, and social sciences contribute to saving biodiversity?

What can the arts and natural humanities contribute to stopping the extinction of species? Does nature need rights? Can or must the protection of biodiversity be legally enforced? How would concepts of planetary coexistence change if rights of nature were introduced? What influence have (post-)colonial structures had and continue to have on biodiversity in countries and entire regions? What role can the arts play in the fight against species extinction?


  • Frank Adloff, sociologist, head of the DFG-Kollegforschungsgruppe Zuk├╝nfte der Nachhaltigkeit, University of Hamburg
  • Reinaldo Funes Monzote, Environmental Historian, University of Havana/Cuba, Fellow 2023/24 of the University of Hamburg at HIAS
  • Petra Lange-Berndt, Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art, University of Hamburg


  • Julia Voss, art critic, historian of science and journalist

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