Planetary Health: What can we learn from the multispecies city?
This transdisciplinary talk will explore complexities and contradictions of 'planetary healing' & use of urban nature as remedy for human malaise
Planetary Health points us to how human health is no longer separable from the health of animals, plants, and ecosystems. As a concept, it urges us to understand how man-made processes such as climate crisis, urbanization, habitat destruction, pollution and toxicity have repercussions on both the “natural” and “social” worlds. However, there has been only few occasions where the concept has been discussed in a trans-disciplinary manner, between the natural and the social sciences.
Our event crosses the boundaries between Brazil and Germany, biology and anthropology, engineering and urban studies. It unites established planetary health experts from Brazil with Berlin-based researchers exploring global health through a multispecies city lens. Join us and learn about the possibilities and limitations of translating “planetary health” for studies that scrutinize urban initiatives for improving human-environment relations.
Berlin, Berlin 10179 Germany
Martius Chair, University of São Paulo (USP) and German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)