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From the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin into the working worlds of tomorrow

A futuristic augmented reality photo box was opened at the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin. From 11 to 21 June, creative images can be created with digital props. With this, interested parties can take part in the international online competition #futureworkchallenge. With the help of Augmented Reality, the photo box offers numerous motifs for individually designed photos from the professional world of tomorrow. With digital props and creative backgrounds, (desired) professions of the future can be depicted.

With the #futureworkchallenge competition, the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) is calling on young people and young adults between the ages of 13 and 29 to take a closer look at the working worlds of the future: How will we work in the future? Which new professions will emerge, which will merge? Which occupation is urgently lacking in our society?

The idea for a job of the future is presented in a video or photo with a short explanation on Instagram. You can win modern technology for your everyday work: from 3D workstations including VR glasses and 3D printers to a beamer and a Smartwatch.

Until June 21, the photo box is accessible during the opening hours of the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin with an online ticket purchased in advance. "Scientific and social innovations must be thought of together and in a new way. As a research museum of the Leibniz Association, the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin must be a place for these experiments between science and society. This also includes exchanging views on the working worlds of the future - from digitisation and networking to participation," says Johannes Vogel, Director General of the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin.

The submission deadline for the #futureworkchallenge is 15 August. All submitted contributions must include the hashtag #futureworkchallenge and refer to the Instagram channel @beyondwork2020.