From June 19th to 21st, 2024, we will organize a half-week-long Participatory Festival for a Car-Free Campus. It takes place as part of TU Dresden’s Sustainability Week. For this, we will close off the street section in front of the Alte Mensa. We want to invite all students, staff, and residents to actively participate in shaping the campus. We’ve planned an exciting program for this:

What to Expect

For 3 days, various university groups, research projects, and city organizations will present themselves. Different workshops and lectures will invite you to think about a campus without parked cars. What could all that space be used for? What would you like to do with this newly available space?

Sketch Competition for Space Design

Masterplan Campusgestaltung

In the Masterplan Campusgestaltung, a redesign of Mommsenstraße is planned. It is supposed to be traffic-calmed, maybe even turned into a beautiful plaza? To gather as many ideas and inputs from the student side as possible right from the start, we are launching a sketch competition!

You can create the sketches on paper or digitally. We have taken photos of the area of Mommsenstraße that is to be redesigned. You can use these photos to draw your plans. Link to Data Share

Sketch Competition Image

Submit your ideas by June 14th to as a PDF OR drop them off at the tuuwi office or the StuRa mailroom if you create them on paper. Please indicate whether your name, an abbreviation, or a pseudonym should be displayed and what name you would give to this place.

Please consider the following aspects in your design:

  • Accessibility
  • Climate adaptation
  • High quality of stay
  • Study area for students during the day and a lively place for everyone (e.g., residents) in the evening

We will print your ideas and display them at the participatory festival in the cultural zone. Visitors will evaluate the exhibited sketches. We will also enable Instagram voting.

The winner will be announced on Friday (June 21st) and will win an Aperol Starter Kit or a non-alcoholic Glitter Spritz Kit!

Program Overview

Location Plan with Zones

Wednesday, June 19, 2024

When What Where
10:00 to 22:00 Pop-Up Beer Garden by HäMa and central info point by tuuwi (with sticker exchange & game rental) Comfort Zone
10:30 to 15:30 Info Stand: iGEM (“international Genetically Engineered Machines” competition) Construction Zone
11:00 to 14:30 Workshop: Collective drawing spaces “Campus Visions” with Susanne Vogel (chalk drawings on the street) Learning Zone
11:00 to 15:00 Info Stand: University politics with Senate & StuRa Meeting Zone
11:00 to 15:00 Info Stand: City of Dresden with a lucky wheel, waste separation game & many prizes! Meeting Zone
12:00 to 13:00 Idea exchange on campus mobility by the Environmental Protection Group of Dezernat 4 Cultural Zone
13:00 to 14:00 Workshop: HSG Plurale Ökonomik “Build your own economic system” Meeting Zone
13:00 to 16:00 Info Stand: Last Generation Meeting Zone
14:00 to 16:00 Info Stand: Amnesty International Meeting Zone
14:40 to 18:10 Seminar: Geographical education with Pauline Mai Learning Zone
16:40 to 18:10 Lecture: Environmental Lecture Series “Climate Protection is Human Protection” with Amnesty International Meeting Zone
18:30 to 20:00 Lecture: “Why is right-wing populism so strong and what can be done against it?” with Christian Demuth, political scientist Learning Zone
from 19:00 Pub Quiz Night Comfort Zone
from 20:00 Concert: Ju von Dölzschen (Link to YouTube) Cultural Zone
20:00 Community Kitchen (Küfa) Comfort Zone

Thursday, June 20, 2024

Time Event Location
10:00 AM – 10:00 PM Pop-Up Beer Garden by HäMa and Central Info Point by tuuwi (with sticker exchange & game lending) Comfort Zone
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Sustainability Breakfast Comfort Zone
10:30 AM – 3:30 PM Info Stand: iGEM (“International Genetically Engineered Machines” competition) Construction Zone
12:15 PM Sustainability Ambassadors’ Lunch Meeting Comfort Zone
12:00 PM – 3:00 PM Plastic Workshop by Kunstoffschmiede Construction Zone
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM Workshop: Carlowitz Role Play Game with Martin Gerner Learning Zone
2:00 PM – 4:30 PM Info Stand and Demonstration by Last Generation Meeting Zone
2:00 PM – 5:30 PM Construction Workshop “DIY Raised Beds on Wheels” Construction Zone
11:00 AM – 4:00 PM Info Stand: Omas4Future from Leipzig “Environmental Education with Future Images” Meeting Zone
11:00 AM – 2:00 PM Info Stand: International Office “Global Citizenship Certificate” Meeting Zone
11:30 AM – 3:00 PM Screen Printing with Fridays for Future Meeting Zone
12:00 PM – 3:00 PM Info Stand: FSR PIG with Beer Pong Culture Zone
3:00 PM – 6:00 PM Face Painting (also for students and adults) Meeting Zone
4:00 PM – 6:00 PM Young Dresden Brass Band: The Beer Garden will be accompanied by fine brass music Comfort Zone
4:00 PM – 7:00 PM Crocheting Workshop with Emma from tuuwi Meeting Zone
4:30 PM and 7:00 PM Lecture by Last Generation Learning Zone
6:00 PM – 6:30 PM Concert: 1st Dresden Bagpipe Association Culture Zone

Friday, June 21, 2024

Time Event Location
10:00 AM – 10:00 PM Pop-Up Beer Garden by HäMa and Central Info Point by tuuwi (with sticker exchange & game lending) Comfort Zone
10:30 AM – 3:30 PM Info Stand: iGEM (“International Genetically Engineered Machines” competition) Construction Zone
11:10 AM – 2:30 PM Plant Exchange by FSR Biology Meeting Zone
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Idea Exchange on the Design of Mommsenstraße and Mobility on Campus by Department 4 Group Environmental Protection Culture Zone
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM Panel Discussion by Foot and Bike Decision Learning Zone
1:30 PM – 3:30 PM Crafting Hour with FSR Math and FSR Hydro Culture Zone
2:30 PM – 4:00 PM Info Stand: Last Generation Meeting Zone
2:50 PM – 4:20 PM FSR and University Groups Networking Meeting on Sustainability Meeting Zone
3:00 PM – 5:00 PM Info Stand: HSG Looking Out for Each Other Meeting Zone
3:00 PM – 6:00 PM Workshop: DJ Workshop for FLINTA with carotin Culture Zone
4:00 PM Lecture by Last Generation Learning Zone
4:00 PM – 8:00 PM Beer Pong Tournament by STAV Meeting Zone
4:30 PM – 6:00 PM Speed-Dating Outside the Bubble Comfort Zone
6:00 PM Award Ceremony: Announcement of the Winner of the Sketch Competition for the Redesign of Mommsenstraße Culture Zone
from 7:00 PM Community Kitchen by BUND Dresden Comfort Zone
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Concert: DJ FrenchPress (Techno) Culture Zone
from 8:00 PM Concert: Tancred (Rap) Link to Instagram Culture Zone
from 9:00 PM Concert: DJ House11 (Techno) Culture Zone

Funding and Sponsorship:

The participation festival is funded by budget resources from tuuwi and the StuRa of TU Dresden.

Other Events for Sustainability Week at TU Dresden:

Additionally, TU Dresden’s Green Office has organized many other interesting events for Sustainability Week. You can find them here: TU Dresden Sustainability Week.