ALPHA MISSION launches climate warning in Berlin with the participation of Europa Nostra’s Executive President
On 30 March ALPHA MISSION landed in Berlin, Germany, to deliver an important message on climate action. Over 120 participants gathered in the historical St Elisabeth Church in Berlin to watch a screening of the filmed concert ‘ALPHA MISSION – ΔELOS & The [uncertain] Four Seasons’. The screening was preceded by a panel discussion in which Prof. Dr. Hermann Parzinger, Executive President of Europa Nostra, took part.
Yesterday we joined a very special event. In the historical St Elisabeth Church in Berlin 🇩🇪, ALPHA MISSION held a screening of the ‘ΔELOS & The [uncertain] Four Seasons’ concert filmed @ the World Heritage Site of Delos 🇬🇷https://t.co/X78OToeWjh #CulturalHeritage pic.twitter.com/EqxPRB6jBA
— Europa Nostra (@europanostra) March 31, 2023
The ‘ΔELOS & The [uncertain] Four Seasons’ concert was filmed at the World Heritage Site of Delos, Greece, in May 2022. It marked the inauguration of the ALPHA MISSION – ΔELOS, an initiative which aims to raise global awareness about the urgent need for the regeneration of our planet, and of which Europa Nostra is a partner.
The screening in St Elisabeth Church, Berlin, was realised through the collaboration of the Embassy of the Hellenic Republic in Berlin, Helmholtz Association, ARTE, the World Human Forum, Europa Nostra, Bauhaus Earth and radialsystem. It is the third of a series, with the first taking place in Brussels and the second in Paris.
Jochen Sandig, co-founder of the World Human Forum, moderated the event, which started with an opening speech by Effrosyni Chelioti, Director of International Relations of the Helmholtz Association.
The screening itself was preceded by a discussion on the role of the humanities, arts and space technology in the regeneration of our planet. Alexandra Mitsotaki, President and co-founder of the World Human Forum, Prof. Dr. Hermann Parzinger, Executive President of Europa Nostra and President of the Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation, Professor Hans Joachim Schellnhuber, distinguished scientist and Honorary Director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK), and Professor Heinz Wilhelm Hübers from the German Aerospace Centre, took part in the discussion
In his speech, Prof. Dr. Hermann Parzinger focused on the immeasurable value of humanity’s historical legacy. The Executive President of Europa Nostra underlined the important synergies between ancestral intelligence and artificial intelligence and recognised the connection ALPHA MISSION – ΔELOS is making towards these two mutually compatible AI’s.
The screening concluded with a live performance by Diana Tishchenko, violinist and soloist of the Delos concert, of Bach – Chaconne from Partita No. 2 in D minor.
The ‘ΔELOS & The [uncertain] Four Seasons’ concert has had significant international impact. The World Heritage Site of Delos is threatened by climate change due to rising sea levels. The concert features the ‘Floating Autumn’, an algorithmic re-composition by Italian composer Carmen Fizzarotti of Autumn from Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons, to portray the dire consequences of the climate crisis across the globe.
The concert is a coproduction of the World Human Forum and ARTE in partnership with the European Union Youth Orchestra (EUYO), Europa Nostra, the Hellenic Space Center, the National Research Centre for Natural Sciences, the Hellenic Foundation for Culture, Megaron and the Ephorate of Antiquities of Cyclades.