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Blackout—what to do in the case of a power outage?

Visitors of the Long Night of the Sciences can playfully test their emergency preparedness

News from Jun 19, 2017

In a world that is ever-more connected, guaranteed access to electricity is indispensable. Communication, transport, and adequate food supply are all dependent on the technological infrastructures that surround us. What happens then a longer power outage occurs? How well are we prepared for such an event? And how do we differ in this respect from other cultures and societies? The Disaster Research Unit and the Institute for Social and Cultural Anthropology cordially invite everyone to take part in the “Blackout” experiment, where we test the self-help potential of interested visitors. You will also be able to learn more about the most important precautions to be taken, as well as an overview over the methods and the results of current research on the topic. (Experiment, Demonstration, 17.00 – 0.00, appropriate for adults as well as children)