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Floating University Berlin
A Natureculture learning site

Urban practice on and in the rainwater retention pool of former Berlin Tempelhof airport since 2018.

Contaminations

24.09 – 6.10 2022

Re-EDOcate ME!

Second Edition
14.10.–23.10.2022

LearnPeaks Symposium

22.+23.09.2022

Nachbarschaftswochenende #Herbst

17. + 18. September 2022

Day of Waste

10. September 2022

(Re-)Gaining Ecological Futures

2nd Edition “Ecosomatics”
23–25. June 2022

Open Soil Day

12. Juni 2022

Climate Care
Digital Archive

Relaunch
04. June 2022

The Site

(c) Daniel Seiffert

(c) Daniel Seiffert

(c) Andreas Gehrke

(c) Daniel Seiffert

(c) Markus Bader

(c) Markus Bader

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Voilà, It’s not floating
and it’s not a university!

A Conversation between Members of an Ex-titution

“The opaque is not the obscure.. it is that which cannot be reduced, which is the most perennial guarantee of participation and confluence” “We clamour for the right to opacity for everyone” 
Édouart Glissant

When asked to describe the Floating University, as members of this multifaceted venture are often asked to do, the answer starts with an exhale and a pause, followed by a highly personal interpretation – the description of a shared experience as seen from a set of highly individualised viewpoints. That the Floating University allows for that level of complex communication of itself the fact there is no corporate script, that it is a deeply opaque infrastructure for each visitor to project onto, is the political essence of the project. 

The Floating University requires a new language of practice and perhaps a new practice all together. A practice that negates the institutional way of doing things, challenges the need for unified transparencies of meaning, elaborates on processes of making and thinking together and frees spaces in the city to do so collectively.

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