The interim colloquium for the planning lab "Spatial Images Lusatia 2050 - Designing Sustainable Transformation" focused on critical reflection and discussion of the first drafts. In addition to regional experts from science and practice, experts of spatial development such as Dr. Markus Eltges, Director of the Federal Institute for Research on Building, Urban Affairs and Spatial Development (BBSR), and Prof. Rainer Danielzyk, Secretary General of the Academy for Territorial Development in the Leibniz Association (ARL), were available to advise the four participating teams.
After the launch of the planning lab in March and a two-day excursion through Lusatia in April, the interim colloquium in mid-July concluded the first processing phase. The focus was on the spatial visions that the four teams had created over the past weeks and months. They were discussed for one day in a workshop. The draft visions show spatial visions and spatial images for a sustainable transformation of the region, which spatially anchor cross-thematic project approaches in structural change, depict networks and interactions and thus create scenarios for new ways of living. There is a great variety of ideas, approaches as well as thematic foci and the topics of the spatial visions are not only composed of regional mobility and economic drivers. Topics such as commons and grassroots initiatives, landscape potentials, water scarcity and the role of knowledge and research also came into focus.