“Sustainability Stories” Exhibition at the 13th Umundu Festival 2021

  • DATE / TIME:
    2021/09/24    09:00 - 2021/09/26    18:00
    Dresden, Germany

    Co-Organisers: Ökumenisches Informationszentrum e.V., Technische Sammlungen Dresden (TSD), UNU-FLORES

    Image: Technische Sammlungen Dresden/Arlet

    Global warming, an increase in extreme weather events, and the acute change in living conditions result from a phase of development that has carried humanity into a new age with previously unknown opportunities. But there are also enormous challenges at high social costs. The effects of climate change and the possibilities for adaptation are very unevenly distributed. Human-driven climate change is the interface for the numerous crises that preoccupy and challenge the world and people today. It questions established institutional orders and dissolves everyday certainties. Which changes have to be initiated where and where do we need to maintain stability to achieve sustainable development within the planetary boundaries?

    On 24 September 2021, the 13th Umundu Festival for Sustainable Development starts its 2021 programme dedicated to “Climate Change” . This year’s edition also features the best photos and videos of the Sustainability Stories Photo and Video storytelling competition.

    In March 2021, UNU-FLORES and Technische Sammlungen Dresden have called on professional and amateur photographers and videographers to advocate for the Resource Nexus and sustainability through a photo and video storytelling contest. The very successful competition received over 400 photos and 25 videos submissions from almost 40 countries around the world.

    Shortlisted photos and video will be displayed in the Sustainability Stories – Special Exhibition (Sonderausstellung) from 24 July 2021 to 26 September 2021 which also form part of the 13th Umundu festival symposium.

    Competition prize winners’ photos and videos, including winning submissions, will be displayed as part of the “Wolke 8. The Climate and Us” permanent exhibition at Technische Sammlungen Dresden.

    The “Sustainability Stories” initiative is supported by the Saxon State Ministry for Energy, Climate Protection, Environment and Agriculture (SMEKUL).


    This year’s festival symposium takes a development policy perspective on the global phenomenon of climate change. The programme contributions explore, from different perspectives, why and how our way of life influences global climate events and how our societies will deal with the challenges of climate change in the 21st century.

    The symposium programme addresses interested citizens, multipliers and employees from politics, administration, culture and education who would like to exchange ideas about pressing issues of our time with experts from science, business and civil society.

    Related Links:
    Umundu Festival 2021
    Wolke 8. The Climate and Us 
    Sustainability Stories – Prize Ceremony at Long Night of Science
    Sustainability Stories – Special Exhibition 
    Digital exhibition


    Technische Sammlungen Dresden
    Junghansstraße 1 – 3
    (Entrance Schandauer Straße)