February 9/10, 2023 - Be there!

++++ A big thank you to all contributors and guests! ++++

Climate protection and sustainable development are among the key challenges facing contemporary societies. Politics, business and civil society are equally called upon to confront the causes and consequences of climate change and to engage with the political project of sustainable development.

The transdisciplinary BTU4FUTURE festival brought together research, engagement, Cottbus culture, students, teachers, city residents and all interested parties for a 2-day open exchange on topics related to climate change mitigation and sustainable development on 9-10th February.

We got together in panel discussions and do-it-yourself actions and learnt about solutions for a better future. The program was exciting and rich in variation (see below for the program in English)

Free of charge - For all!

Please ENROL HERE (not required but helpful) or register by mail to: melanie.jaeger-erben(at)

English Program on Thursday, 9th of February 2023

 FabLab Cottbus
1:30pm - 6pmWorkshop:
Building a Rainbank
 Small Hall at Starblock B2Trainingshall at Startblock B2Foyerat Startblock B2
3:15pm - 5:15pm
Panel & Workshop:
The Future of E-Learning (english)
with BTU-representatives of the Chair of Public Law (Environmental and Planning Law), the eLearning department, and student representatives of Environmental and Resource Management and World Heritage Studies study programmes and EUNICE
  • Exhibition "Ten Years of Resistance"
  • iAnimal-VR-Experience
  • Animal exploitation (video wall on the subject)
  • Hands-on Plastik-Upycling-Workshop
  • Poster exhibition on Research Projects at BTU
7pm - 9pmMovie Display and Discussion
"A hard road of Hope"

 ► from 9pm: Festival-Sharing-Party at Bühne 8

Feel free to bring individual pieces of clothing, toys, or other items to the swap party that are redundant in your household and go home with new acquisitions.

English Program on Friday, 10th of February 2023

 Workshop roomFoyerFabLab Cottbus
9:30am - 11:00amWorkshop:
Right Violence: Possibilities for action and intervention
offered by Opferperspektive e.V. - (english possible)
  • Exhibition "Ten Years of Resistance"
  • iAnimal-VR-Experience
  • Animal exploitation (video wall on the subject)
  • Poster exhibition on Research Projects at BTU
(all offers from 9:00 am - 2 pm)
Building a cold frame
(10:00 am - 2 pm)