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Exploring Salzburg

NORTH: Climate "range" through Salzburg – points for the future?
12 August 2020 / 6–7 pm CEST

Exploring Salzburg, Summer Academy 2015
Exploring Salzburg, Summer Academy 2015, photo: Mira Turba

Stefan Kienberger, a scientist at Salzburg University, will demonstrate at various places in Salzburg how the climate is changing. Discussions during the walk will deal with possibilities for art and science to join forces.

Climate change is one of the greatest challenges facing mankind. The interaction of science and art is an opportunity for transforming knowledge into action. Anyone interested but not in Salzburg can participate online, even though the questions discussed will take Salzburg as an example.

Meeting-point: at the view-point in front of Nonnberg Abbey – Nonnberggasse 2, 5020 Salzburg, and online
Language: English
The horizon is not the limit

The motto of this year's Summer Academy, "New Horizons", is also the theme of the town walks, curated by Karin Buchauer. What is a horizon, where and how can you find it? What happens on a town walk – what does “walking” mean?

Starting from the four compass points and the assumption that walking is not only a means of human mobility, but can be an artistic, spiritual and scientific practice, we would like to walk in a different way round Salzburg with those interested, to look with fresh eyes and see what walking does with us. Walking gets something going – the circulation, the brain, the social relationships so restricted by isolation during the pandemic. A walk relaxes and brings benefits. At any rate, there are things yet to be discovered on familiar paths and new routes.

Our guides will be a geoinformatics specialist, a researcher in ecomedicine, two literary scholars and an art educator, who will take us along familiar and unfamiliar routes through Salzburg and with surprising insights towards new horizons. In the present situation, we are overstepping the current group limits for participation in the town walks, so for the first time it will be possible to participate online!