Zoe Lucia Lüthi
Zoe Lucia Lüthi is a research fellow at the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies in Potsdam. She holds a PhD at the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS) in Bejing and a MSC in Climate Sciences at the University of Bern, Switzerland. Her research follows natural and environmental science, focusing on long-range transport of air pollution to the Himalaya Tibetan Plateau region. She has worked as a climate consultant in Nepal and in Bhutan for the International Center for Integrated Mountain Development. During her five-year stay in Asia, Zoe developed a keen interest in meditation, a praxis which she uses to gain insights that go beyond the approach of the natural sciences and feed into her efforts towards sustainability and transdisciplinarity in the Anthropocene. Her current IASS project “A Mindset for the Anthropocene” (AMA) explores the question of how inner transformation processes can contribute to sustainability – and, conversely, on the question of how societal transformations can enrich not just the ‘outside world’ but also people´s ‘inner lives’.