By 2050, 70% of the world population will be urban.
How will that work?
The Energiewende, Germany's Energy transformation, is both a challenge and an opportunity. What must we do to meet these challenges and seize these opportunities? What has to change? What solutions already exist?
These are the essential topics of the Siemens Energiewende-Dialogue taking place in Berlin
from June 3-11.
Tamara J. Erickson, Tammy Erickson AssociatesChief Executive Officer
Denice Kronau, Siemens AGChief Diversity Officer
Gregory C. Unruh, Ph.D., Thunderbird School of Global ManagementDirector, The Lincoln Center for Ethics in Global Management
Aditi Shekar, Ashoka ChangemakersExecutive Partner
Mansoor Soomro, Board Member, Siemens Middle East IT Managing BoardVisiting Faculty – Institute of Business Management, Pakistan
Sabá Loftus, UN CSD Children and Youth Major GroupOrganising Partner
Peter Y. Solmssen, Siemens AGMember of the Managing Board and General Counsel
Angelia Herrin, Harvard Business ReviewEditor for Research and Special Projects
Commissioned to support the opening of the Crystal in September 2012, Siemens selected ten next generation Filmmakers from 10 cities around the globe to tell their very own personal story of urban sustainability in their city. Each of these 4:00-5:00 minute films, shot in the genre of the Filmmakers choice, centers on one or more urban challenges and solutions. Academy Award winning director Davis Guggenheim mentored the Filmmakers, from creative development through post-production, and provided individual guidance to the Filmmakers.
Sabine Steyer has been working since 10 years in different functions within the film world with such renowned directors as Werner Schroeter and Andreas Dresen. After finishing her studies in Visual Communications with Wim Wenders at the University of Fine Arts in Hamburg, she worked: as an editor for Christoph Schlingensief's last film The African Twintowers, as a Production Manager for National Geographic and Discovery Channel documentaries and such arthouse films as Invisible Frame featuring Tilda Swinton.
When creating her own work Sabine dedicates herself to the world of documentary filmmaking. Her latest work is a full length documentary called Ms. Senior Sweetheart. The film follows its protagonists through a US beauty pageant for woman over 58 and is an ode to the effervescence of a life well lived. Since 2011 Sabine regularly shoots short musician documentaries for instance about Lana del Rey, William Fitzsimmons or Wallis Bird for the german TV channel 3sat.
Camilla is a half British, half Chinese documentary director and producer with extensive experience shooting in China and internationally. She specialises in human-interest and environmentally focused stories and is fluent in English, Mandarin and Spanish. She also works as a Casting AP, Production Coordinator and Field Producer on commercials and other art and documentary projects.
Lost in the Muqam, Camilla's graduation film for The London Film School, aired on Al Jazeera TV in 2010, and she has since directed films for Actionaid and Siemens, in Brazil and the UK.
As Coordinator, AP and field producer, she has worked with Coca-Cola, Nokia and the team behind Manufactured Landscapes on their latest feature Water: A documentary, which was shot across China. She has also worked with opera and film director Chen Shi Zheng, both filming and field producing video content for A Chinese Home which screened at Carnegie Hall.
Camilla is currently developing a documentary set in the Colombian Amazon about the myth of the pink river dolphin.
Louisa Merino left Mexico less than two years ago to study Documentary Filmmaking at the New York Film Academy in New York City. There, her thesis film, LIFELINE (soon to enter the festival circuit), attracted an independent producer, $10,000 in Kickstarter contributions, and subjects that ranged from an Oscar-winning writer and director team to Harry Potter star, Daniel Radcliffe.
Within a year of graduating, Louisa has cut a feature documentary; been selected for the prestigious privilege of serving as the State of Guerrero, Mexico's Minitemporalidad's Visiting Filmmaker; taught film editing in the Metropolitan Museum of Art's "Art and Film" course, and has been hired as David Lynch Foundation's editor.
In 2004 Daniel Jameison
graduated from the Nepean Drama School at the University of Western Sydney. He then worked as an actor in several independent theatre productions, commercials and guest roles on television series. Returning to study in 2006 at Sydney College of the Arts he completed a Masters in Film and Digital Image.
Since then Daniel has worked consistently in the advertising, television and film industries as a director and editor on a number of various projects including TV commercials, viral campaigns, promos, live events, short films and music videos. Daniel has also worked within the Arts, having collaborated with various visual artists on gallery installations and live performance events including the Underbelly Arts Lab in 2008 and 2009 and with Version 1.0 Theatre Company in 2011.
In 2011 he also directed the film 'Things to Do' which premiered at Tropfest before going on to be selected for several other national and international film festivals including the St Kilda Film Festival and the London Film Festival. Daniel's craft for story telling is clearly demonstrated in his work. With a unique skills set and understanding of the creative process, he brings his ideas to life with a sensitivity and openness that captures the emotion of the story and that resonates with his audiences.
Eduardo Hunter Moura
was born in Rio and started writing published short stories during his studies of Social Communications in PUC-Rio. After graduating, he worked 6 years as an assistant director in TV Commercials, TV Series, and Feature films in Brazil and abroad.
Holder of a Masters Degree in Film Making with Distinction from The London Film School, Eduardo wrote and directed between 2006 and 2012 several short fiction films, the award winning documentary "B1", and directed DVD shows, video clips, and documentary TV series.
Recently he directed the ESPN film "Hei de Torcer", and his short film "This Film is About" was winner in the Siemens Sustainable City Stories project. He currently works directing, writting and developing fiction and documentary projects for TV and Film.
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The Crystal is an independent global knowledge hub and dialogue center on sustainable urban living and development. Based in the Royal Victoria Docks in East London the Crystal is home to the world's largest exhibition on the future of our cities. The building serves as a conference center, urban dialogue platform and technology and innovation center all in one, bringing together political decision-makers, infrastructure experts and the general public (Londoners, students, tourists) in order to develop concepts for the future of cities and their infrastructures. It is a place that sets out to explore how urbanization can improve our economic, environmental and social prospects.
The building itself sets a benchmark for sustainable building, design and technology and is designed to reach the highest certification on both LEED and BREEAM scores.
Cities are the growth drivers of our future. But they also account for the biggest share of energy consumption, CO2 emissions and environmental impact. Cities are where we can make a difference. The Crystal exhibition showcases the global trends and challenges, but also existing technological solutions to build environmentally sustainable, livable and prosperous cities. Across nine zones, the exhibition encourages us to change the way we all think about our cities, now and for future generations.
The Future Life zone featured in the Crystal exhibition shows what future cities could look like mid century, using New York, London and Copenhagen as examples. The futuristic images and narrative walks visitors through the daily 24 hour rhythm of the three cities and their citizens. The exciting film explores intelligent transportation solutions, smart grids, smart and efficient energy systems and new means of communications all designed to improve quality of life. The Creating Cities zone showcases the multi-faceted decision-making, holistic urban planning and monitoring needed when shaping and running our cities.
A sustainable city is a complex system of interrelated parts (buildings, transport, energy, healthcare, air quality, water, waste and safety, amongst others). Planning and managing a city requires making a significant number of critical decisions and integrated planning and management are key disciplines for the sustainable city.
Royal Victoria Docks
1 Siemens Brothers Way