31.07. - 15.08.2021
Celkový počet účastníkov:
The climate crisis is one of the biggest and most complex problems of our age: a global environmental and social crisis of unprecedented proportions. Yet far too few people realize - these crises are already happening in many parts of the world and are inextricably linked to power and social inequality, racism and discrimination.
What can we do about it? How can we achieve systemic change instead of climate change? How can we contribute to global climate justice, how to fight (climate) racism together? How can we learn to understand and change the colonial causes of the climate crisis?
Why here? The Rhineland, with its three large opencast mines for lignite mining, is still the largest source of CO2 in Europe. Therefore, climate camps, protests and political resistance have been taking place here for over 10 years to protest directly at the site of destruction. In the fall of 2018, the protests gained a lot of media attention when thousands of people protested (successfully!) for the preservation of the Hambach Forest, which was to be cut down to expand an open-pit lignite mine. In the last three years, the conflict over coal has escalated further - as the coal company RWE wants to destroy another seven villages for lignite. Many of us have longstanding relations to the people in the surrounding villages who are gradually being asked to leave their homes because of coal mining or who are suffering from the pollution on their doorsteps. But it is also clear: If the coal stays in the ground here, then we have a chance to reach the 1.5 degree climate target! And that's why coal opponents live right here on the edge in the threatened village of Lützerath, building tree houses and exemplifying a coal-free society. And exactly right here, in the seven threatened villages, we organize the culture without coal - Are you with us? What does your culture without coal look like?
Come and join us at the BIPoC Climate Camp at the “Kultur ohne Kohle”-festival if you want to meet environmental activists from other countries, participate in a resistant decolonial climate movement and get involved in a democratic self-organized cultural festival!Info about the Studypart:
Besides the workshops and lectures of the BIPoC Community Space and the Kultur ohne Kohle - Festival, in which you can participate, further encounters with local people and workshops on exciting topics like alternative lifestyles, social movement, climate politics in Germany will be organized for you.
You will sleep in two 8-person tents at the climate camp, so you will be outside the whole time. You will have to bring your own sleeping mat and sleeping bag, if you want you can also bring your own tent. The accommodation is very simple. There are compost toilets and self-built solar showers.The first days before the Kuloko starts, you will have time to get to know each other as a group before the setup begins.You will need to consider if you are able to live in these very rustic living conditions for the duration of the work camp. The food will be vegan, meaning no animal products such as milk, eggs, cheese or meat.
A mobile kitchen will provide us with vegan food three times a day. In addition, there is a crepe stand, a mobile bakery and a small kiosk for snacks.
You will have the opportunity to participate in the Culture Without Coal workshops and cultural events, there will be film screenings, panel discussions and other cultural events such as concerts.The cities of Erkelenz, Düsseldorf and Cologne are easily accessible by public transport and you can make trips there if you like.
The three large coal mines Garzweiler, Hambach and Inden are very close to the camp site. From the viewing platforms you can see the biggest machines in the world as well as the biggest climate destruction.
Adresa: , , Germany
GPS: 51.0834196, 10.4234469
Lützerath, North Rhine-Westphalia, about 70km from Cologne.
You should be interested in self-organization and climate protection, political engagement and culture. “Kultur ohne Kohle” is a ten-day decentralized cultural event where many people will be out and about in the region - so you must like people. City amenities such as hot showers or WiFi will not always be available. Good English skills are important to follow the workshops and lectures.
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