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Planetary Health: What can we learn from the multispecies city?

Embassy of Brazil in Berlin, Berlin University Alliance | Laura Kemmer, Marcia Chame, Antonio Mauro Saraiva, Sandra Jasper, Jamie-Scott Baxter, Ulrike Beisel, Túllio da Silva Maia, Roberto Jaguaribe, Christoph Schneider, Ж, Pia Rafalski

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.


This event can be attended digitally or in person. If you would like to attend the event on-site, please book your spot here.

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About the Venue
Embassy of Brazil in Berlin
Wallstrasse 57
Berlin, Berlin 10179 Germany

Laura Kemmer

Martius Chair, University of São Paulo (USP) and German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

Antonio Mauro Saraiva

University of São Paulo (USP)

Sandra Jasper

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Jamie-Scott Baxter

Technical University Berlin

Ulrike Beisel

Freie Universität Berlin

Túllio da Silva Maia

University of Amsterdam

Roberto Jaguaribe

Embassy of Brazil in Berlin

Christoph Schneider

Berlin University Alliance



Pia Rafalski

Technische Universität Berlin

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