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A FESTIVAL ON THE FUTURE OF HEALTH

So how will we feel tomorrow then?

Will we soon be immortal? Will medicine enable us in the near future to enjoy a life of uninterrupted good health? What about the future of mental health? And what might a visit to the doctor look like in the future?

05Dec2019
08Dec2019

Futurium

Free admission.

Further informations:

  • Duration:4 days
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By means of its Festival on the Future of Health, Futurium will be engaging with the central questions at the heart of current debates and developments. A particular focus will be on the interrelations between lifestyle, environment, society and nature, all of which are going to require shaping in the years to come. For an entire weekend, panel discussions, workshops, fitness courses, virtual-reality games and the pub quiz will be focussed on the question: what kind of health do we actually want and how much of it?

THE PROGRAMME

THURSDAY, 5 DECEMBER

13:30 / 14:15 / 15:00 / 15:45 / 16:30 / 17:15 / 18:00
CARETAKERS
VIRTUAL-REALITY-GAME THEATRE

In a virtual-reality-based theatre game, participants will be presented with a visual idea of what medical diagnosis and treatment might look like in the future.

TRAINING PLAN FOR BODY AND MIND

Visitors can experience different methods of bringing movement into their bodies and minds.

15:00–5:30 Meditation
17:00–17:30 Silent Disco 2.0

Registration is not required; anyone can take part so long as places are available.

17:00–20:00
WHAT CAN I DO FOR MYSELF?
OPEN LAB EVENING ON THE TOPIC OF HEALTH, ENVIRONMENT AND CITIZEN SCIENCE

On this evening we ask ourselves the question: How can each individual participate in science and research? The aim is to break down barriers between experts and amateurs and explore alternative methods of knowledge production. More information is available here.

18:45–19:45
FUTURE OF HEALTH
GUIDED TOUR

This highlight tour offers inspiration and ideas for how medicine and our health care could look in the world of tomorrow. Information and registration here.

19:00–19:45
CARETAKERS
BACKGROUND TALK WITH MACHINA EX

Artists from the game-theatre collective machina ex will be available for questions and discussion.

FRIDAY, 6 DECEMBER

10:30 / 11:15 / 12:00 / 12:45 / 14:15 / 15:00 / 15:45 / 16:30 / 17:15
CARETAKERS
VIRTUAL-REALITY-GAME THEATRE

In a virtual-reality-based theatre game, participants will be presented with a visual idea of what medical diagnosis and treatment might look like in the future.

TRAINING PLAN FOR BODY AND MIND

Visitors can experience different methods of bringing movement into their bodies and minds.

13:00–13:30 Meditation
15:00–15:30 Meditation
17:00–17:30 Silent Disco 2.0

Registration is not required; anyone can take part so long as places are available.

14:00–18:00
FUTUROLOGY TO PARTICIPATE: HEALTH
WORKSHOP PROGRAMME FOR PARTICIPANTS AGED 10 AND UP

In the workshop area of the Futurium Lab we’ll be embarking on a utopian journey into the future of health care. For more information click here.

15:00–16:00 / 15:30–16:30 (FOR CHILDREN) / 17:00–18:00
FUTURE OF HEALTH
GUIDED TOUR

This highlight tour offers inspiration and ideas for how medicine and our health care could look in the world of tomorrow.

To register, simply click on the timeslots, which will direct you to the respective guided tour.

18:00–19:30
IS CLIMATE CHANGE A HEALTH RISK?
LECTURE AND DISCUSSION

Experts will categorise the effects that climate change will have on our health. For more information, please click here.

SATURDAY, 7 DECEMBER

10:30 / 11:15 / 12:00 / 12:45 / 14:15 / 15:00 / 15:45 / 16:30 / 17:15
CARETAKERS
VIRTUAL-REALITY-GAME THEATRE

In a virtual-reality-based theatre game, participants will be presented with a visual idea of what medical diagnosis and treatment might look like in the future.

TRAINING PLAN FOR BODY AND MIND

Visitors can experience different methods of bringing movement into their bodies and minds.

11:00–11:30 Power Napping
13:00–13:30 Power Napping
15:00–15:30 Power Napping
17:00–17:30 Silent Disco 2.0

Registration is not required; anyone can take part so long as places are available.

11:00–12:00 / 14:30–15:30 / 15:30–16:30 (IN ENGLISH) / 17:00–18:00
FUTURE OF HEALTH
GUIDED TOUR

This highlight tour offers inspiration and ideas for how medicine and our health care could look in the world of tomorrow.

To register, simply click on the timeslots, which will direct you to the respective guided tour.

18:00–19:30
TAILORING GENETIC MATERIAL
KEYNOTES AND PANEL DISCUSSION

Should genetic modification of the human body be permitted? What “genetic surgery” is allowed to do – and what it’s capable of doing. More information is available here.

20:00–22:30
MORBUS GOOGLE
PUB QUIZ

This time around, our quizmasters’ task is to engage with the future of our health and to provide lots of questions, pictures and sound puzzles on the topic. Here you can find more information.

20:00-22:00
FILM "HUMAN NATURE. DIE CRISPR REVOLUTION"


Documentary film about one of the greatest technical revolutions of the 21st century.

8 DECEMBER

10:30 / 11:15 / 12:00 / 12:45 / 14:15 / 15:00 / 15:45 / 16:30 / 17:15
CARETAKERS
VIRTUAL-REALITY-GAME THEATRE

In a virtual-reality-based theatre game, participants will be presented with a visual idea of what medical diagnosis and treatment might look like in the future.

TRAINING PLAN FOR BODY AND MIND

Visitors can experience different methods of bringing movement into their bodies and minds.

11:00–11:30 Meditation
13:00–13:30 Children’s gymnastics
15:00–15:30 Children’s gymnastics
17:00–17:30 Silent Disco 2.0

Registration is not required; anyone can take part so long as places are available.

11:00–12:00 / 14:30–15:30 (FOR CHILDREN) / 15:30–16:30
FUTURE OF HEALTH
GUIDED TOUR

This highlight tour offers inspiration and ideas for how medicine and our health care could look in the world of tomorrow.

To register, simply click on the timeslots, which will direct you to the respective guided tour.

16:00–17:30
DEFEATING DEATH. FUTURE GOALS OF MEDICINE
PERFORMANCE AND CONVERSATION

Cryonics, gene therapy or thymus therapy – the latest research is providing a number of approaches that make a prolonged, or even limitless, life seem possible. How far do we want to go? More information is available here.