"Hybris" by Yana Zschiedrich is nominated for the WIRKMÄCHTIG Culture4Climate Prize 2024

The research initiative “Hybris” by Yana Zschiedrich has been nominated for the WIRKMÄCHTIG Culture4Climate Prize 2024. Since 2019, Yana Zschiedrich has dedicated herself to researching “Hybris”, an art-based initiative that presents an innovative method for transforming waste into building materials. The project was also part of her diploma thesis at the HGB. Yana Zschiedrich is currently a master student of Prof. Joachim Blank.

Out of a total of 95 submissions from various public and private cultural organizations, individuals, networks and initiatives, “Hybris” is one of the 26 selected entries on the longlist. This nomination emphasizes the important role of culture in promoting sustainable change and climate action. The main goal of the “Hybris” initiative is to use mealworms to convert expanded polystyrene into biodegradable materials that can be used as a substitute for sand in sustainable building materials.

The shortlist of nominees will be announced in mid-June and the final award ceremony will take place on September 17, 2024 as part of the nationwide conference “Kultur wirkt nachhaltig” at the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe in Hamburg. The WIRKMÄCHTIG Culture4Climate Prize is funded by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Protection and is an initiative of the Network Sustainability in Art and Culture, the Kulturpolitische Gesellschaft e.V. and the Öko-Institut e.V. The prize recognizes creative solutions and practices that make a significant contribution to climate protectio.