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Perspectives for a sustainable way of living â€“ â€œHaus der Kulturen der Weltâ€ and in the city of Berlin, 17th to 21st August, 2011.
Once again, Berlin is going to be the host of a very interesting festival. â€œÃœber Lebenskunstâ€ (German play on words: â€œabout the art of livingâ€ or â€œThe Art of Survivalâ€) will attract people interested in culture, looking at things from the perspective of sustainability. Conferences, workshops, installations, performances, concerts, films, excursions, discussions and readings will make the â€œHaus der Kulturen der Weltâ€ an exciting place of diversity. The idea is to experience a sustainable lifestyle not as something boring and dull, but to look at sustainability from the art & culture perspective. Berlin is not only the host place but will be integrated in the form of talks with local politicians and a tour to innovative sustainable projects. For example, a fitness club which generates electricity and feeds it into the Berlin electricity net. If that doesnâ€™t sound innovative, what does?
Needless to say, the project is trying to use â€œ[…] the fewest possible resources, producing the least amount of emissions and remaining as climate neutral as possible.â€
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