Autumn Virtual Aurora Biannual | Sustainable Resources and Mobility in Europe

Autumn Vir­tual Aurora Bian­nual | Sustaina­ble Resources and Mobi­lity in Europe

The upcoming Aurora Fall Biannual 2022 is organised by Universität Duisburg-Essen and will be held virtually on the 9th and 10th of November.

In less than a month, the Aurora community will gather virtually for the following Autumn Biannual, hosted by Universität Duisburg-Essen. The program looks to the future of Aurora and premiers research on sustainable futures for our planet. Topics include short keynotes on clean water, sustainable tourism, and breaks filled with art, music and accounts of refugee routes by scholars- and artists-at-risk in the UDE Academy in Exile.

Here you can Register for the Aurora Universität Duisburg-Essen Autumn Biannual 2022

11:00 – 13:00

VRR Meeting

14:00 – 16:00

World Café – Mental Health: Sharing Best Practices
Interactive virtual discussion Aurora Student Council President Alma Ágústdóttir and Student Council (University of Iceland)


You are now virtually at the Universität Duisburg-Essen
Rector Barbara Albert
Vice-Rector Karen Shire
Aurora Executive Director Barbara Buchenau (Universität Duisburg-Essen)
Aurora President Jón Atli Benediktsson (University of Iceland)


Aurora Student Schemes |Alma Ágústsdóttir (University of Iceland)  & Niels Hexspoor (Palacký University Olomouc)


Film @ Ruhr
“Simulated Future of the Ruhr Region 2050 - a Student Project”, Saskia Ziemacki et al. UDE / U of Cincinnati


End of Day 1

9:00 – 11:00

General Council Meeting


Welcome Back
Barbara Buchenau and Karen Shire


Aurora Network of the Future
Sustainability, Social Agency and Networks in society from the view of the Network
Anne-May Jansen (Aurora Central Office)


Sustainability I: Mobility
Towards a Future of Sustainable Tourism
Universität Duisburg-Essen Tandem Research Guest Professorship 2022/2023
Salvador Anton Clavé (Universitat Rovira i Virgili) & Florian Freitag (Universität Duisburg-Essen)


Art Break – Introducing Academy in Exile Resident Artist Diren Demir
Performance of “Map of the Seas” created for the AURORA Biannual


Around the Aurora Alliance in 15  minutes
Don’t ask what Aurora can do for you, but what can you do for Aurora – 30 second video clips
Compiled by Florian Freitag, film montage Jochen Ehlert (Universität Duisburg-Essen)

12:30 - 14:00

Free (for) Lunch
From 12:45 Academy-in-Exile Refugee Routes
Interview with Sara Mardini on the Criminalization of Refugee Aid


Sustainability II: Resources
Towards a Future with Clean Water
Prof. Bernd Sures (Universität Duisburg-Essen)

14:30 - 15:15

Aurora Future Education I: Social Agency
Barbara Buchenau UDE and Helena Gillespie (University of East Anglia)
Invited: Marjolein Zweekhorst (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam), Jaap Gordijn (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam), Guðmundur Halfdarnason (University of Iceland), Florian Freitag (Universität Duisburg-Essen)


Art Break – Live Introduction by Diren Demir and Streaming of “Calling Back the Nature” *** Q & A with the Artist

15:30 - 16:15

Aurora Future Education II: Healthy Worldmaking
Barbara Buchenau (Universität Duisburg-Essen) and Kai Hockerts (Copenhagen Business School)
Invited: Marjolein (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam), Bernard Fügenschuh (Universität Innsbruck), Guiseppe da Rosa (Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II), Ani Melkonyan-Gottschalk (Universität Duisburg-Essen)

16:30 -17:00

Back to the Future of the Aurora Alliance
Reflection on the current programme and on the preparation for the next bid
Sabine Sainte-Rose (Aurora Central Office)
Marcus Lamprecht (Universität Duisburg-Essen)


End of Day 2

You can also download the programme of the Aurora Autumn Biannual Duisburg-Essen as a PDF (as of October 31st).

Autumn Virtual Aurora Biannual Programme

Programme and Hosts & Speaker Biographies

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