Dear Future – Dresden Sustainability Festival

Our world is constantly changing and it is primarily in our hands what the future will look like. What is our orientation in times of growing uncertainty, where are we looking? What kind of world do we want to live in and how can we shape the change into a sustainable society? Which obstacles must be overcome and which developments must be promoted? Where are sustainable lifestyles already being tested and how can we participate in global change in our everyday lives, among our friends and in our working environment? In about 50 mostly free lectures, workshops, roundtable discussions or films, on city tours and in the theater, the program of the “Dear Future – Dresden Sustainability Festival” explores contours of a social transformation towards sustainability.


When: Friday, September 16 – Sunday, September 18, 2022.
Where: GEH8, as well as digital



Friday, 16.09.2022 | 18:00 – 18:30
Admission & Arrival – Dear Future – Dresden Sustainability Festival

Friday, 16.09.2022 | 18:30 – 19:00
Opening Dear Future – Opening Dresden Sustainability Festival
Siv-Ann Lippert & Christian Bärisch (Zukunftsgestalten e.V.)

Friday, 16.09.2022 | 19:00 – 20:15
Dear Future(s), Futures & Fictions
Moritz Ingwersen (TU Dresden)

Friday, 16.09.2022 | 20:30 – 21:30
Rethinking Society
Inspirations from the future
Lino Zeddies (Reinventing Society)



Saturday, 17.09.2022 | 11:00 – 13:30
Input & Workshop
Utopia as a method
A guide to a change in thinking
Lino Zeddies (Reinventing Society)

Saturday, 17.09.2022 | 14:00 – 16:00
Input & World Café
Food, Energy & Citizen Participation
Making sustainability practical
Florian Wendler (Tricera Energies), Alexander Schrade (nahhaft e.V.) & Marett Klahn (Mehr Demokratie e.V.)

Saturday, 17.09.2022 | 16:30 – 18:30
Inputs & Talks
Urban-Rural Change
Sustainable regional development in Saxony
State Association Sustainable Saxony e.V.

Saturday, 17.09.2022 | 16:30 – 18:30
Input & Talk
Neighborhood before future
Sustainable development in the neighborhood
Esther Heinke & Nora Stahl (Sustainable Johannstadt 2025), Paula Hofmann (Neighborhood Management Leipzig East)

Saturday, 17.09.2022 | 19:00 – 21:00
How it would be, if it would be different
Real and utopian about economy in transformation
Jana Gebauer (The economy of the others)



Sunday, 18.09.2022 | 11:00 – 13:30
Workshop & Talk
Education in transformation & transformation in education
How do we learn sustainability
Sina Alex & Siv-Ann Lippert (Zukunftsgestalten e.V.)

Sunday, 18.09.2022 | 11:00 – 13:30
Input, Workshop & Talk
How we manage to do nothing
About the (social) psychology of change
Annika Schmid (Psychologists4Future) & Christian Bärisch (Zukunftsgestalten e.V.)

Sunday, 18.09.2022 | 10:30 – 14:00
Facilitation Workshop
Dear Passenger!
The future of collective discourses
Joseph & Kristina (metro_polis)


More information to the program here!