Mercator Alumni Meet-Up Ruhr | Experience climate history in an industrial monument

March 31, 2022 from 4 p.m.8 p.m.
Registration deadline March 24, 2022
Past event
Maximum of attendees: 22

Earth Hour is on 26 March and for one hour, people, cities and companies will turn off the lights in the name of climate protection. We are taking this opportunity to invite you on a journey through climate history to the Oberhausen Gasometer.

In the almost 100-year-old industrial monument, photographs and video installations show how our Earth has changed in the Anthropocene era. The exhibition "The Fragile Paradise" illustrates human intervention in ecosystems - clearing of forests, overexploitation of animals, littering. However, the exhibition does not only point out grievances, but also presents approaches to solutions that give courage. You can get a first impression in this video, and all further information about the exhibition can be found here.

What are our plans?

We will meet at the entrace at 4:00 pm and start at 4:30 pm with a guided tour through the halls of the Gasometer, where we will learn interesting facts about the Earth's climate history and climate protection measures. Please note that the guided tour is held in German. We will reserve time so that you can explore the exhibition on your own as well. Afterwards, we will round off the evening from 18:15 at the Teatro restaurant on the Centro Promenade (food on a self-pay basis). A good opportunity to make or deepen contacts, to exchange ideas about the exhibition and ideas for the next meeting and activities in the Ruhr area!

How can you participate?

Our places are limited - we therefore ask you to register early, by March 24 at the latest, using the registration function above.

For the general participation in the event, the respective valid corona protection regulation and the "3G-criteria" (vaccinated, recovered, tested) apply. Please present corresponding valid proofs & personal ID on site and wear mouth/nose protection during where required. Please note: We reserve the right to change or cancel the meeting if even stricter exit restrictions or corona regulations are issued.

We are looking forward to the exchange with you! If you have any questions, please contact us at alumni@stiftung-mercator.de.


Arenastraße 11
46047 Oberhausen

Event location

We will meet at 16:00 in front of the ticket counter of the Gasometer. You can find directions here: https://www.gasometer.de/en/info/map

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