Impulse events

Fall 2022
BioDivKultur Impulse Events

BioDivKultur-Impuls: Biodiversity. A value in itself or only valuable for us humans?
Serious changes in environmental biology, such as the current insect die-off, are raising increasingly urgent questions about how diversity can be preserved and how claims for protection can be argued. The question of different umweltehtic justifications will be addressed by Andreas Hetzel in his lecture.
Prof. Dr. Andreas Hetzel (Institute of Philosophy, University of Hildesheim)
Hybrid: Online und S3|13 Hörsaal 30 (Schloss, TU Darmstadt)
Tuesday, October 11, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

BioDivKultur impulse: Nature and well-being.
Findings from psychological research on the effect of (urban) nature on mental health.
Dr. Claudia Menzel gives an overview of the current state of research and provides insights into her research on the effect of nature on human well-being.
Dr. Claudia Menzel (research associate in environmental psychology at the University of Koblenz-Landau)
Hybrid: Online und S3|13 Hörsaal 30 (Schloss, TU Darmstadt)
Tuesday, October 18, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

BioDivKultur-Impulse: biodiversity.mindful.experience
This meditative journey of discovery past late autumn meadows is about using mindfulness exercises to explore nature in new ways and directly experience the connections between the “I” and the “environment.”
Hanna Wittstadt,
Meeting place:
Streetcar stop Borsdorffstraße, Strahringerplatz, 64289 DA-Kranichstein
Sunday, November 6, 14:00 -16:00
Saturday, November 26, 14:00 -16:00
One afternoon each

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BioDivKultur-Impulse: Why should we protect biodiversity? A plea for the intrinsic value of nature.
It is true that the intrinsic value of nature is now enshrined in many national laws and international agreements. But what it means, how it can be justified and what consequences would have to be drawn from it is rarely clear in politics, nature conservation and society. The lecture wants to give an answer here.
Prof. Dr. Dr. Martin Gorke (Professor of Environmental Ethics at the Institute of Botany and Landscape Ecology at the University of Greifswald)
Hybrid: Online und S3|13 Hörsaal 30 (Schloss, TU Darmstadt)
Tuesday, 14.3.2023, 18:30-20:00

The BioDivKultur project is funded by the Research Initiative for Biodiversity Conservation of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research.

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