"Anthropocene in the Bag" at Lange Nacht der Wissenschaften and Lange Nacht der Museen

"Changing Natures" is about collecting personal, local and cultural knowledge about the human impact on nature based on everyday objects and their stories. That's why it's particularly exciting for us to personally introduce the digital collection to vitsitors of the museum and start conversations around possible collection items. We did that on the special occasions of the "Lange Nacht der Wissenschaften" on July 2, 2022, as well as the "Lange Nacht der Wissenschaften" on August 27, 2022 at the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin.

Equipped with a Polaroid camera, we asked visitors to take a look in their own bags and pockets to search for an object that tells a story about environmental change. In fact, various personal items and everyday objects could be used to tell stories about changes in nature from very different perspectives. Visitors draw connections between handkerchiefs, lighters or smartphones and linked them to global environmental issues - and thus created the "Anthropocene in the Bag" collection.

Soon we will continue with workshop dates in Berlin - updates will be published soon! 

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