Symbio(s)cene – Setting the scene for an era beyond the Anthropocene.

Culturesphere has founded the non-profit initiative Symbio(s)cene together with biodiversity researcher PD Dr Tina Heger from the Technical University of Munich. The initiative supports the collaboration of arts and sciences with the vision to shape a new mindset towards a sustainable human-nature relationship and thus opening up new perspectives for a livable future. We see this new mindset as an important key to bringing about transformative change. Our holistic approach interconnects sciences and arts – giving space to knowledge as well as emotions. Ideas for a future worth living exist in various disciplines and social fields, often with quite precise mental images of what positive effects a social change towards sustainability could have. However, these concrete visions usually remain within the respective contexts. They are usually neither interconnected nor communicated to a broader public. With Symbio(s)cene, we want to foster transdisciplinary knowledge exchange and co-creation, and bring elusive ideas about livable futures to light.