Hello, Goodbye - A Goodbye, World Panel

Online Panel

Saturday, February 27, 2021, 12:00 pm

In conjunction with Goodbye, World

Hello, Goodbye panelists will discuss the causes and consequences of global climate change from perspectives within their respective fields of psychology, sociology, philosophy and art, including reactions and considerations to the increasing catastrophic deterioration of our lives.


Saskia Sassen is the Robert S. Lynd Professor of Sociology at Columbia University and a Member of its Committee on Global Thought, which she chaired till 2015. She is a student of cities, immigration, and states in the world economy, with focuses in inequality, gendering and digitization.

Harald Welzer is a German social psychologist. He studied sociology, psychology and literature at the University of Hannover.[1] He has been a professor of transformation design at the University of Flensburg since 2012.[2] His research is focused on memory, violence and the social impacts of climate change. His books have been translated into 15 languages.

Maria Ojala is an Associate Professor in Psychology. She has a position as senior lecturer in psychology and is one of the research directors for the Center for Environmental and Sustainability Social Science (CESSS), Örebro University. Maria is also a CSSN Scholar in the Climate Social Science Network coordinated by Brown University, USA. Maria’s main research interest concerns how young people think, feel, act, learn, and communicate about global environmental problem, with a specific focus on climate change.

Joulia Strauss is an artist and activist. She was born in the Soviet Union as Mari, the last indigenous culture of Europe. She creates political monuments and sings Ancient Greek hymns. Strauss is the founder and organiser of Avtonomi Akadimia in the Akadimia Platonos Jungle, Athens.

Andreas Templin practices art in a multivariate approach, which expresses in sculpture, photography, installations, urban interventions and sound art. He holds an MFA from Sandberg Institute Amsterdam and lives and works in Berlin.

Raimar Stange studied philosophy, German, and journalism in Hanover. He works as a freelance art journalist and curator in Berlin. Stange is published in magazines such as Kunst-Bulletin Zurich, art-agenda.com, Camera Austria Graz and Artist Bremen. He is currently curating exhibitions on topics such as climate change and right-wing populism.