Maren Krings

United Nation’s 67th Commission on Narcotic Drugs in Vienna, Austria

My recent days have been marked by extensive discussions, calls, and group assessments of the proceedings at the United Nations over the past weeks. Each interaction has underscored the profound impact I took away from both my attendances at last year’s United Nations 66th, as well as this year’s 67th Commission on Narcotic Drugs (UN-CND). …

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Podcast Fotobuch-Talk. Thema Nachhaltigkeit. Frankfurter Buchmesse

02-32-2024 Andy Scholz and Martin Rosner talked with Maren about how sustainability can be of consideration in the book publishing world, especially the photography book world. The talk happened back in October 2023, on the booth of the German photo-book price. The featured talk with a great political commentary is now available on Spottify

Modern Hemp in Slovakia, SK

12-10-2023 In November 2023 I was asked to join the Slovakian Hemp Symposium in Košice as keynote speaker. The wonderful thing about attending hemp events is getting to know so many inspiring professionals from the industry. Thank you to Silvia Vodalova and Richard Marko for the invitation and to Miloslava Hriadeľová for this great review …

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La “C” es por cáñamo, Cannabis Magazine, ESP

An interview with Ana Rodriguez, curator at the Barcelona Hash Hemp and Marihuana Museum, a space where history, science and contemporary hemp industry development meet in a fascinating artistic environment. Read the whole article here.

KonopERA conference on the 21st. October in Košice, SK

10-20-2023 I am looking forward to delivering the keynote for the Slovakian hemp network of Slovenská Konopárska Asociácia, which will host the KonopERA event this Saturday 21. October at Double Tree by Hilton. Tickets at a discounted price can be bought until today at

Hemp Club in Prague, (CZ)

10-13-2023 My next stop on this book tour is Prague, for the Hemp & Industry conference from 16th to the 18th of October. I am honored to join a long list of international speakers and be on the panel moderated by Matt Prokop, founder of Hemp The Climate, discussion Hemp’s contribution to climate mitigation, bio …

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The November issue of Rotary Magazine contained a photo story about Marens recent trip to Ukraine, to investigate if a green rebuilding of nations after war and natural disaster is a possibility.

Nachhaltigkeitstage an der Hochschule Niederrhein, DE

10-10-2022 I am honored to be asked to open the 4th day of the sustainability days at the Hochschule Niederrhein with a keynote on hemp in the textile space with a special focus on circular economy. The lecture will be 40 minutes and delivered in English. For more information please visit the website.

BIO Biolife loves Hanf – IT

11-05-2022 by Maren Krings Fiera Bolzano presented a whole segment on hemp as part of Biolife 2022. It was an honor to present a keynote and moderate a panel discussion with hemp experts. Valentine Troi (Arge Alp and circular economy for Standortagentur Tirol), Michael Halbfurter (hemp farmer from East Tyrol), Christine Ladstädter (hemp and sustainability …

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CSR Kongress – Osnabrück, DE

11-03-2022 DE- Zum Thema Bildsprache in der Nachhaltigkeitskommunikation durfte ich gemeinsam mit Carel Mohn von für die Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt in Osnabrück zum CSR Kommunikation Kongress vortragen. ENG- Together with Carel Mohn from, I was invited to speak on the topic of visual language in sustainability communication for the Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt (German …

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Hemp Book in the Museum Library of Dursun Ali Inan Muzesi in Uzungöl, TR

10-27-2022 A great surprise and amazing experience offered itself, when taking a trip to Trabzon with professor Aytaç and Ayan from the Ondokuz Mayis University. Despite a late night arrival in Uzungöl, we were still toured through the amazing Dursun Ali Inan Museum by the owner and maker himself. The museum hosts an incredible number …

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Exhibition and a Hemp Book for the Ondokuz Mayis University Library, TR

10-26-2022 Embedded in the three day Cooperation for Climate and Green Deal Symposium, several works from the Travel Exhibition of H is for Hemp were brought to the University Campus of Ondokuz Mayis University. The works are enhanced by the audio installations, which were produced for the permanent exhibition in the Amsterdam Hash, Marijuana and …

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A Case Study by SPP Networks (UK)

09-28-2022 The SPP Network reached out with some in-depth questions regarding the ideas behind H is for HEMP in regards to sustainable photo-book publishing. Read the full article under this link.

Guest Lecture for ISSP Latvia on “Socially Engaged Art & Hemp”, LV

28-07-2022 With much joy did I follow the invitation of the ISSP Latvia, to be one of the guest lecturers during the “Summer School of Socially Engaged Art & Activism 2022”. The Summer School of Socially Engaged Ar & Activism was a week-long gathering for artists, activists, culture workers and creatives of various disciplines interested …

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The First Book Printed – in the Digital Era- On Hemp Paper

H IS FOR HEMP BY MAREN KRINGS. Industrial hemp has seen a steady rediscovery in past decades. Are we experiencing a breakthrough moment for this extremely versatile and sustainable crop? It needs little water, no pesticides, yet absorbs large amounts of carbon dioxide during growth, provides housing, medicine, textiles and jobs. Can hemp contribute to a system reset? German photographer and …

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Book presentation (online) for Nutzhanf Netzwerk e.V.(DE)

22-07-2022 This event will be delivered in German! Online-Buchvorstellung “H is for Hemp” Am Freitag, den 22.07.2022, um 19:00 Uhr veranstaltet der Nutzhanf-Netzwerk e.V. eine virtuelle Buchvorstellung mit der Fotografin und Buchautorin Maren Krings. Maren wird einen Überblick auf verschiedene Reisestationen ihres Buches “H is for Hemp” präsentieren. Über sechs Jahre lang war sie für …

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The Lunchtime Webbonars (UK)

01-07-2022 CEO Rob Webbon of sportswear brand Presca created a webinar series in June 2022 to inform through casual chats with a selection of inspirational people from the Presca network and world of sustainability. Listening in will give insight into topics of endurance sports, to the industry supply chain, to the environment and why we …

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Moving hemp forward with Mandi Kerr & Maren Krings (USA)

05-31-2022 A one hour recorded webinar with Mandi Kerr from the Global Hemp Association (USA). In a conversationMandi and Maren explore the different findings and discoveries of `H is for HEMP´. Watch the recording here.

Performance Days in Munich featuring expert talk H is for HEMP (DE)

27-04-2022 PERFORMANCE DAYS will kick off in about two weeks. The functional fabric fair is a place to source high performance functional fabrics and accessories and the latest trends in fabric development for the functional textile industry.  2022 the Focus Topic of the PERFOMANCE DAYS Munich was „The Journey to Carbon Neutrality“. The PERFORMANCE DAYS …

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Live on Radio Woodstock (USA)

22-04-2022 On Earth Day 2022 Maren Krings got invited to give a live interview at Radio Woodstock. Together with Melissa Gibson from Hemp & Humanity and moderator Aja Whitney, the three women discussed The new book H IS FOR HEMP, Maren’s own environmental journey behind it as well as the power of learning Indigenous Traditional …

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