Hassna and her family do not have any access to energy. Due to living close to the equator, the sun sets around 6 pm year round. After the sun sets, Hassna’s family lives in pure darkness. Their only source of light is a small kerosene lamp or a sparse fireplace. Hassna and her family experience energy poverty. According to World Bank, 1.1 billion people worldwide are affected.

The Agenda 2030 was determined by the UN in New York in September 2015. It is a milestone for the future of our planet, specifying a sustainable transformation plan for the global economy, social life, and environment. And this plan has a direct impact on Hassna and her family. The Agenda 2030 defines 17 goals, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and among these goals lies Goal 7: the prevalence of affordable and clean energy. By 2030, all people on this planet should have access to affordable, reliable, and clean energy. There has never been such an ambitious goal before, and maintaining a sustainable energy supply globally is a complex task.

Since Hassna and her family do not have access to energy, they cannot read, work or do their homework after sunset. Kerosene lamps and fireplaces as sources of light do not provide enough light to see or work easily. This has an impact on school performance. The probability of dropping out of school without a qualification is quite high. Since Hassna and her family do not have access to clean energy, they are forced to use their kerosene lamp and their fireplace. The smoke and fumes from both are very harmful for the eyes and can cause eye and lung diseases.

Since Hassna’s home has no connection to a power supply, her family has to spend a lot of money for kerosene or on batteries for flashlights. In addition, they also need to pay for transportation to a shop to buy kerosene. Although Hassna is attending school, she doesn’t have access to the quality of education that others in the world may have access to, and doesn’t learn about the harmful effects of kerosene since her community relies on it. Due to the lack of awareness, Hassna and her family cannot improve their living conditions.
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Festival of Future Nows, Robert Lippok, What Is Dance? Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin.

Visit Studio Kitchen Instagram for a look into the studio kitchen.
Loop Table (Infinity Table) was a participatory event at Festival of Future Nows, inviting the audience to create a modular table whilst eating. It was a collaboration between Studio Olafur Eliasson Kitchen, Raul Walch and art collective Xero

Fog + bodysuit + lasers + movement + artist Benjamin Skop = experiment in studio basement

"Gehst Du am Sonntag nicht wählen, stärkst Du aktiv Rechtsnationale."

Launch of Little Sun Diamond, New York City.

Memory of a moving glacier.
Watercolour and glacial ice.

Am 24. September wählen gehen! Poster von Wolfgang Tillmans. 7 Poster zur Bundestagswahl zum Download auf www.tillmans.co.uk

"The Anthropocene doesn’t destroy Nature. The Anthropocene is Nature in its toxic nightmare form."
Tim Morton @the_eco_thought

Green light workshop with designer Tillmann Lauterbach. https://twitter.com/MOROSOfficial/status/910515103782653952

Having fun @ggwcup with @undp ambassador Nicolaj Coster Waldau and @littlesunenergy @GlobalGoalsUN @SDGaction

Excited about taking part in The Global Goals World Cup today in NYC @ggwcup @GlobalGoalsUN @SDGaction

Tonight I'm launching my new solar lantern - Little Sun Diamond at MoMA Design Store in New York with my good friend Klaus Biesenbach - pushing sustainable and affordable energy for everyone. Get yours here: Little Sun Diamond

Festival of Future Nows is concluded at Hamburger Bahnhof and continues (is already) in the future. Here Malte Bartsch, Feuerwerk-automat

Festival of Future Nows: Everything Touches Everything, Nico Dockx

Fantastic opening of Festival of Future Nows. The festival continues throughout the weekend. Come join us at Hamburger Bahnhof. Here from the performance by Tomas Espinosa and Artur van Balen