Picture lecture/Discussion: UNESCO Biosphere Reserve Bliesgau

About the future vision of a Saarland model region and the symbolic power of nature

In 2009, UNESCO recognized large parts of the Bliesgau as Biosphere Reserve Bliesgau. The Saarbrücken region is also integrated into the model region with the area of the municipality of Kleinblittersdorf. But what does the concept of a UNESCO biosphere reserve mean in practice? How can it succeed that the contents and concrete utopias of the biosphere reserve Bliesgau arrive in the middle of society and become the driving force of exemplary sustainable lifestyles of the people living and farming here?

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During the lecture, the specifics of the Bliesgau Biosphere Reserve and its fields of action will be highlighted and discussed from the perspective of ethical and cultural aspects. The symbolic power of nature and the wisdom inherent in it will be discussed. In turning to nature and observing it closely, man recognizes what he truly is. A child of the earth, who is well advised to fathom the wisdom of nature. Humans can gain access to these wisdoms and laws of nature and thereby participate more actively in a reharmonization process of their own personality, but also towards creation. People have been on the trail of this phenomenon since time immemorial: The doctrine of the "Golden Ratio", which can have an enormous effect as an impulse generator for thinking, researching and designing.

Ultimately, the citizen-oriented research mandate is: How can it be possible for people to get involved and understand themselves with their own personal thrust as part of the solution to the upcoming change?


Date: Tuesday, 3.5.2022
Time: 18:00
Location: Room 17, Old City Hall, Am Schlossplatz 14, 66119 Saarbrücken, Germany
Duration: 2 h
Price: 8,- €
Pictorial lecture/moderation: Peter Michael Lupp, Cultural Officer Regional Association Saarbrücken Course number: 1307
Contact: Sabine Ickler, tel. 0049 681 / 506-4319, sabine.ickler@rvsbr.de, www.vhs-saarbruecken.de

Date: Thursday, 5.5.2022
Time: 18:00
Location: Training room on the ground floor, VHS office, Kaiserstraße 71, 66386 St. Ingbert, Germany
Duration: 2 h
Price: 5,- €
Management: Elke Birkelbach
Course number: 1.0405
Contact: VHS St. Ingbert, Tel. 0049 6894 / 91460, vhs@st-ingbert.de, www.vhs-igb.de

Registration required.

Image lecture/Discussion: Building with the essences of culture and landscape.

Once upon a time, the rural house landscapes in the greater region were a sure indication of which area you were in. Those times are over. The old Saarland villagescapes with their typical features are fading. Stamped as eyesores, the few authentically preserved testimonies of a building culture that could so exemplarily tell of survival through moderate management of the land and a landscape-bound construction method are leaving the stage - without a trace. Hardly anyone recognizes their inner and outer value as the key to a sustainable, regional building culture of the present.


The very essence of regional building culture in rural areas and its roots will be the subject of a pictorial lecture.


Date: Wednesday, 11.5.2022
Time: 18:00
Location: Room 25 (Textile Workroom), Old Town Hall, Am Schloßplatz 14, 66119 Saarbrücken, Germany
Duration: about 1,5 h
Price: 8,- €
Pictorial lecture/moderation: Peter Michael Lupp, Cultural Officer Regional Association Saarbrücken Course number: 1102
Contact: Anja Webel, tel. 0049 681 / 506-6147, anja.webel@rvsbr.de, www.vhs-saarbruecken.de

Registration required.