artec Sustainability Research Center

The Sustainability Research Center (artec) is an interdisciplinary Center of the University of Bremen for scientific research on sustainability issues. This „Central Research Unit“ is made up of professors from different faculties, currently including Social Sciences, Production Engineering, Cultural Studies, Pedagogy and Educational Sciences, and Human and Health Sciences.
The aim of the Center is to perform interdisciplinary research on national and international sustainability issues and to provide scientific advice in order to support sustainable development in key areas.



Workshop-Teilnehmer:innen stehen um einen Tisch, auf den die Grundrisse einer Stadt projiziert sind

QUARREE100: Participation workshops in Heide

In the QUARREE100 project, members of artec and the Department for Resilient Energy Systems successfully tested a new interactive decision support tool at workshops with experts and citizens of the city of Heide

Auf einem Fischerboot interviewt eine Wissenschaftlerin eine Gruppe von Fischer:innen

ASA student grant | Fisheries and Aquaculture in Germany and Peru

The artec Sustainability Research Center cordially invites interested students to apply for an ASA student grant

Weiße Wolken am Himmel über einer blauen Wasserfläche

The rising politics of sea level: Coastal measurement, meaning, and materiality

08.12.2022, 18:15-19:45 | Taslk by Dr. Katherine Sammler at the artec colloquium | GW2 3009

Ein Weg unter Bäumen mit einem dichten Blätterdach im Herbst

Consumption Corridors and the Case of Meat

A new open-access article by artec member Dr. Minna Kanerva in the Journal of Consumption Policy

Jemand geht am Strand durch die Trümmer eines vom Meer weggespülten Gebäudes

Umweltgerechtigkeit – what for? Bedeutung, Konzepte und aktuelle Forschung

10.11.2022, 18:15-19:45 | Panel discussion with Prof. Dr. Silja Klepp, Prof. Dr. Michael Flitner & Dr. Jonas Hein at the artec colloquium | GW2 B3009

artec Colloquium | Environmental Justice

Lecture & discussion series in the winter term 2022/23 on environmental justice

Eine Person trägt einen Weidenkorb an einem Strand entlang

Contested Coasts – Responsibility and Commitment for Coastal Life

03.11.2022, 17:00 | Opening of the photo exhibition to the project BlueUrban | Haus der Wissenschaft, Sandstr. 4-5, 28195 Bremen

Vortrag Dr. Krauß in Dangast

The Peninsula of the Blessed – Is Dangast Still a Place for Artists?

18.09.2022, 11:30 | Talk by Dr. Werner Krauß in Dangast

Zwei Personen stehen und sitzen an einem beleuchteten Planungstisch, eine Person hält ein Miniaturhaus in der Hand

The Climate-Neutral City District – Here's How It Could Work

The online magazine up2date of the University of Bremen reports in detail about the project "Quarree100", in which scientists from the artec Research Center for Sustainability and the Department of Resilient Energy Systems are researching on the transformation of the energy system

Mehrere Personen stehen um einen Tisch herum und erstellen mit bunten KLebezetteln eine Zeitstrahl

Where Local and Global Needs Overlap, Tipping Points Become Visible

Sara Doolittle-Llanos and María Garteizgogeascoa of artec went to coastal Peru to gather first-hand insights from artisanal fishers into social and ecological tipping points as part of the Humboldt Tipping Project

Coastal Adaptation on the Move

Coastal Adaptation on the Move: Knowledge Exchange and Technology Diffusion in Urban Southeast Asia

06.07.2022, 12:15-13:00 | Talk by Dr. Johannes Herbeck at the artec colloquium (online)

Andrea Bollestero

Aquifers: Ethnography at the Edges of a Concept

01.07.2022, 14:00-16:00 | Talk by Andrea Ballestero at the NatureCultures Lab | Spedition Bremen, Beim Handelsmuseum 9, 28195 Bremen