Re-Imagine Climate Change Communication


On this platform, we present a series of impulse texts and related interviews by international researchers working in the field of climate change communication.

Our goal is to re-imagine climate communication by bringing together a wide range of different voices that serve to broaden our overall scope and frames of reference. The interdisciplinary perspectives covered here include Anthropology, Complexity Science, Geography, History and Philosophy of Science, Media Studies, Medicine, Phenomenology and Rhetorics – as well as practical knowledge in the communication of climate science.

Practitioners of climate change communication have always had to contend with a number of pitfalls, as researchers on the subject know only too well. The reasons for this predicament are manifold, and their epistemic and political roots reach deep into the foundations of belief systems and diverse media cultures. Instead of looking for more ready-made climate change communication strategies within a public-relations paradigm, the impulse texts and interviews on this platform call on us to take a step back, to re-examine paradigmatic problems and to give practitioners the meaningful starting points we see as sorely lacking in the field today. By taking this approach, we seek to transcend the boundaries between theory and practice as well as any limitations relating to specific academic disciplines.


Organizing team

Prof. Dr. Birgit Schneider (Media Studies, University of Potsdam, Germany)

Alexander Schindler (Media Studies, University of Potsdam, Germany)

Re-Imagine Climate Change Communication organizers: Prof. Dr. Birgit Schneider and Alexander Schindler, MA (both University of Potsdam, Institute for Arts and Media)

Production & design

Camera and Video Editing: Nina Keinrath

Camera Assistance: Helen Amiri

Web Development: Arne Spremberg

Sound Design: Alexander Govoni

Editorial Assistance: Jana Belmann