Ecopolis, an exhibition on Munich's environmental histories, showcased the final projects of students in the RCC's Environmental Studies Certificate Program. Please take a look at the digital exhibition of Ecopolis.
Photo Credit: Florin Pruna.
Students formed multidisciplinary groups and prepared exhibits and presentations for the 2017 event in collaboration with the course leaders from the Carson Center and Deutsches Museum. Mentors and lecturers include experts from different disciplines including architect Prof. Elisabeth Merk (head of the City Planning Office of Munich), Prof. Michael John Gorman (Chair in Biology and Director of Biotopia, the new Museum for Natural History); Prof. Christof Mauch (environmental historian and Director of the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society), economist Prof. Georg Zollner ( Professor for Sustainable Management at Munich’s University for Applied Science), and many others.
The exhibition ran from 25 July to 27 July, 2017, in the main building of the LMU (Lichthof). It was open daily from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. and free and open to the public.
The Exhibition's vernissage took place on 25 July at 12:30 in the LMU's main building.
On 27 July, from 6 p.m. until midnight, Environmental Studies Students presented their final projects as part of the Ecopolis Night. President of the LMU, Bernd Huber, gave the opening remarks, followed by the students’ talks. The Selbach award was given for the best thesis on sustainability and there was a podium discussion on the past and future of environmental architecture.