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Sustainable Futures Camp

Innovations for sustainable positive futures – Co-creating desirable scenarios for the year 2050

Emad Metwally
04.06. – 09.06.2023

In the Sustainable Futures Camp groups from Croatia, Germany, Greece, Finland, Malta and Poland will get together in a rural one-week camp, 60km from Berlin. There we will have nature experiences and explorations and reconnect to indigenous wisdom. Furthermore, partakers will form groups of 4 people and ideate and accelerate their concepts to spread knowledge about positive futures supporting the convivial conversation and needed socio-ecological transformation. 

Overview of module

In this module, 9 partner organisations incl. about 40 students and 20 lecturers will join. We aim to focus on positive scenarios in order to reflect and change current lifestyles, normative values and contemporary culture of the Anthropocene. It is upon us as globalized, increasingly urban societies to envision and implement new ways of socio-ecological transformation and creative visions for social cohesion and well-being (quality of life for whom), as well as the health of the planet. Creativity and imagination as a common basis is the starting point for strategically considered communication processes and new media formats that can spark public discourse about sustainable visions.

Our major topic will focus on Green Transformation in Media and Arts.

Subtopics might include other topics, e.g. Anthropocene Kitchen – How to organise food production and consumption for 9 bn people on planet Earth? or Food Trends based on  Regenerative Farming facing climate change.

As a result of this module, visions of ideal places are researched, envisioned and described. Appropriate media formats get conceptualised to transfer these ideas to accelerate green transformation forwards positive futures. These don’t need to be solutions, but serve as visions or missions conveying intentions and values of the teams, in search of addressing issues causing climate change.

In the first two preparatory workshops (02.05/ 09.05.) participants will learn about challenges and international agreements to cope with the Anthropocenic issues. More research can be done individually. These findings will then be presented, too.

The following two prep workshops (23.05./ 30.05.) will give participants an overview of the Art For Futures Lab method and how positive futures can be envisioned. Attendees learn about Futures Literacy, and how to develop narratives of a 2050 scene based on future trends.

To make it easy and simple, sustainable and regenerative futures can be envisioned based on already existing innovations that will be introduced. 

Within a local group of 5 participants further research of local challenges and inspiring social initiatives, innovations or startups in local areas can be done.

The co-created concepts/prototypes developed in the Sustainable Futures Camp (04.06. – 09.06.) can be further developed over summerAfter summer the prototypes and production plans can be discussed with specific science and media experts.


About the location
The Projektraum-Drahnsdorf is a natural and inspiring place for projects, seminars, team retreats and celebrations. Based on the concept of creative action, the association understands that all creative activity takes place out of a field having inspiring effects on actions.
The simultaneity of the past, the present and what is to come makes the place special: much of the old days has been preserved. In many rooms there is historical furniture in its original condition in order to preserve the original, rural atmosphere of this estate. But there is also convenience, modern technologies and methods that are needed today to find out what could be tomorrow.

A large linden tree and chestnut tree have stood in the garden since the founding years, which bear witness to the fact that it was once laid out like a park. In GDR times, a kindergarten with green niches was created. There are spacious lawns for parties on a total of 7000 square metres, as well as small booths for retreat and study.
Picture Gallery

Address: ProjektRaum Drahnsdorf, Dorfstraße 17, 15938 Drahnsdorf