Calendar

2022

NOVEMBER
WHAT
TYPE
03.11.22
thirsty thursday (last)
open
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from 7 pm

DECEMBER
WHAT
TYPE

Past Events

2022

January
WHAT
TYPE
08.01.2022
ReEDOcate ME!
Symposium
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Wir wissen, dass wir unsere Lebensweise grundlegend ändern müssen, um auf unserem Planeten zu überleben. Doch Wissen und Handeln klaffen weit auseinander. Wie kann der notwendige Transformationsprozess in Gang kommen? 

Vielleicht gibt es hier Hinweise: 250 Jahre lang – während der sogenannten Edo-Periode von 1603 bis 1868 – wirtschaftete Japan fast ausschließlich auf Grundlage von Sonnenenergie und ohne äußere Ressourcenzufuhr. Bei relativ hoher Bevölkerungsdichte gelang es sogar, Waldflächen und Bodenerträge zu vergrößern. Gleichzeitig entwickelte sich eine äußerst lebendige Kunst und Kultur. Vieles von dem, was heute als typisch japanisch gilt, hat seinen Ursprung in der akuten Energie- und Ressourcenkrise: Tatami Matten, Kimonos, Papierwände und Sushi zeugen von der Notwendigkeit, ressourcenschonend und energiesparend zu wirtschaften. Während heutige Debatten zur ökologischen Transformation oft in Kategorien des Verzichts und der Askese geführt werden, sehen wir hier spannende Beispiele ästhetischer und kultureller Innovationen. 

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22.01.2022
Open Day / Offene Tür
info about association, program and site
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Open day January Sat 22nd, 11 – 15 h. If you want to learn more about floating e.V. or the plans for the rainwater retention basin come and visit us.
Der nächste Offene Floating Tag ist am Samstag, den 22. Januar, von 11 bis 15 Uhr. Wenn ihr mehr über Floating e.V. oder die Pläne für das Regenrückhaltebecken erfahren möchtet, kommt vorbei.

February
WHAT
TYPE
26.02.2022
Open Day / Offene Tür
info about association, program, site
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Open Day February Sat 26th, 12 – 16 h. If you want to learn more about floating e.V. or the plans for the rainwater retention basin come and visit us.
Offener Floating Tag am Samstag, den 26. Februar von 12 bis 16 Uhr. Wenn ihr mehr über Floating e.V. oder die Pläne für das Regenrückhaltebecken erfahren möchtet, kommt vorbei.

March
WHAT
TYPE
28.03–10.04.22
Aufräumtage / Cleaning days
Site care
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Vom 28. März bis 10. April räumen wir auf und setzen unsere Veranstaltungs Struktur wieder in Stand. Wenn Ihr unsere Arbeit und unterschiedliche Vereinsmitglieder kennenlernen wollt, helft mit! Infos und Anmeldung hier: volunteer@floating-berlin.org.

From March 28th to April 10th we re-build our event structure and clean up the space. If you want to have an insight in our work and meet various association members you are welcome to help. Get in touch with us here: volunteer@floating-berlin.org.

April
WHAT
TYPE
09. + 10.04.2022
NEIGHBOURHOOD WEEKEND #SPRING
EVENT
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A quarterly format to get in touch with and network the neighborhood. The programme on these two days is implemented in cooperation with various actors from the neighborhood and designed according to the season.
Saturday and Sunday from 11am – 5pm.
Further information about the event will be published here.

Ein vierteljährlich stattfindendes Format, um mit der Nachbarschaft in Kontakt zu kommen und sie zu vernetzen. Das Programm an diesen beiden Tagen wird in Zusammenarbeit mit verschiedenen Akteuren aus dem Quartier umgesetzt und entsprechend der Jahreszeit gestaltet.
Samstag und Sonntag jeweils von 11 – 17 Uhr.
Mehr Informationen über diese Veranstaltung hier.

15.04. - 24.04.2022
RADIO GARDENING
EXHIBITION
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Radio Gardening is a transmission environment archiving radio-making experiments developed in different natureculture sites and specifically at Floating. It brings together live transmissions, bioacoustics experiments, oralities… in dialogue with open technologies and the electromagnetism inherent to all spaces and bodies. The installation incorporates many nuances of environmental activities, allowing its navigation to display our interconnectivity. A daily soundwalk through the exhibition will be offered by the artists, the schedule will be updated depending on weather forecast and it will be available at https://archipel.community/ and https://www.instagram.com/radiogardening/. Number of participants limited to 15, you can register under radio(at)archipel.community or bring your own portable radio.

Radio Gardening ist eine Übertragungsumgebung, in der Radioexperimente archiviert werden, die an verschiedenen NaturKultur Orten und speziell in der Floating University entwickelt wurden. Es versammelt Live-Übertragungen, bioakustische Experimente, Erzählungen… im Dialog mit offenen Technologien und dem Elektromagnetismus, der allen Räumen und Körpern eigen ist. Die Installation bezieht viele Nuancen der Umweltaktivitäten mit ein und ermöglicht es, durch ihre Navigation unsere Interkonnektivität aufzuzeigen. Ein täglicher Soundwalk durch die Ausstellung wird von den KünstlerInnen angeboten, der Terminplan wird je nach Wettervorhersage aktualisiert und ist unter https://archipel.community/ und https://www.instagram.com/radiogardening/ zu finden. Die Teilnehmerzahl ist auf 15 begrenzt, ihr könnt euch unter radio(at)archipel.community anmelden oder ein eigenes Kofferradio mitbringen.

18.04. - 22.04.2022
Nur hier kann man hier sein / Labor 1
Floating Kids Workshop
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Im ersten Labor geht es um das Sehen und Erkennen, um das Geheimnisvolle und die Kraft von Zeichen – wie sie sprechen, zu wem und worüber. Die Zeichen im Stadtraum lenken die Bewegungen der Menschen, sie informieren oder werben für Dinge und Ereignisse. Wir spielen mit den vorhandenen Zeichen, erfinden Geheimsprachen und probieren mit unserem Körper neue Bewegungen und Wege durch den Kiez aus und erzählen so eine eigene Geschichte unserer Stadt. Anmeldung: kids@floating-berlin.org

The first lab is about seeing and recognizing, about the mystery and the power of signs – how they speak, to whom and about what. Signs in urban space direct people’s movements, they inform or advertise things and events. We play with the existing signs, invent secret languages and try new movements and paths through the neighborhood with our bodies, telling our own story of the city. Registration: kids@floating-berlin.org

20.04. - 24.04.2022
Nur hier kann man hier sein / Labor 3
Floating Kids Workshop
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Im Labor drei geht es um Fühlen und Sprechen. Wie sieht eine lebenswerte Stadt aus für alle, die darin wohnen? Neben uns Menschen sind das ein Vielfaches an Pflanzen, Tieren und anderen Aktanten. Was brauchen wir und die anderen, um uns gut zu fühlen? Was lässt uns verwurzeln und wachsen? Wie beeinträchtigt uns die Stadt? Dazu wollen wir pflanzliche und menschliche Stadtpflanzen ins Gespräch bringen und auf den Spuren der Neurourbanistik den Einfluss von städtischem Lebensraum auf Gefühle, Verhalten und Zusammenleben erkunden. Anmeldung: kids@floating-berlin.org

Lab three is about feeling and speaking. What does a livable city look like for everyone who lives in it? Besides us humans, that’s a multiple of plants, animals and other actors. What do we and the others need to feel good? What makes us take root and grow? How does the city affect us? To this end, we want to bring plant and human urban plants into conversation and explore the influence of urban habitat on feelings, behavior, and coexistence, following in the footsteps of neurourbanism. Registration: kids@floating-berlin.org

29.04–01.05.2022
Neuköllner Oper: THE PRESENT RETTET DIE WELT
Music Performance
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Anfang April wurde zum Start der Reihe THE PRESENT RETTET DIE WELT in der Kiezkapelle getrauert, nun folgt das Training in der FLOATING University Berlin für die Rettung des Lebens auf diesem Planeten. Hier, auf dem Gebiet des Regenwasserrückhaltebeckens für den ehemaligen Flughafen Tempelhof wird nicht nur nach neuen Modellen für nachhaltige Stadtentwicklung geforscht. THE PRESENT sucht im zweiten Teil der Trilogie nach Wegen hin zu einer radikalen Solidarität und versucht – mal mehr, mal weniger erfolgreich – sich aufzulösen, um neue Verbindungen zur umgebenden Welt einzugehen. Auf einer performativen Wanderung werden Sie Ihre Wahrnehmung für nicht-menschliche Arten mit einer neuen Form von „Ich sehe was, was du nicht siehst“ schärfen und Ihre Ausdauer mit ein paar Schritten Step-Aerobic stärken können. Dabei kommen nicht nur Gummistiefel zum Einsatz, sondern auch Britney Spears, Bach, Tocotronic und Mendelssohn. Karten für die Vorstelleung

After the series THE PRESENT SAVES THE WORLD started in Kiezkapelle, now the training moves to FLOATING University Berlin for saving life on this planet. Here, on the site of the rainwater retention basin for the former Tempelhof Airport, research is not stopping at new models for sustainable urban development. In the second part of the trilogy, THE PRESENT searches for ways towards a radical solidarity and tries – sometimes more, sometimes less successfully – to dissolve itself in order to enter new connections with the surrounding world. On a performative hike you will be able to sharpen your perception of non-human species with a new form of “I see something you don’t see” and strengthen your endurance with a few steps of step aerobics. Not only rubber boots will be used, but also Britney Spears, Bach, Tocotronic and Mendelssohn. Tickets for the performance

May
WHAT
TYPE
07.05.2022
ARCHITECTURES OF COHABITATION
symposium
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Ein ARCH+ Symposium

Die Ausstellung Architectures of Cohabitation im SCHAU FENSTER verfolgt die Idee, dass menschliche und nichtmenschliche Lebewesen eine untrennbare Gemeinschaft bilden. Um zu nachhaltigeren Städten zu kommen, müssen wir sie auch als Lebensraum für andere Spezies verstehen. Anhand von fünf architektonischen Elementen – Boden, Innenwand, Fassade, Fenster und Dach – wird das Zusammenleben von Menschen und nicht-menschlichen Spezies im, ums, auf und unter dem Haus neu gedacht. Zu jedem Element wird ein 1:1-Prototyp der Cohabitations-Architektur in der Ausstellung präsentiert, gestaltet von den Architekt* innen, Designer* innen und Künstler*innen Animali Domestici, ChartierDalix, Veronika Kellndorfer, Natural Building Lab / TU Berlin und Zirkular sowie mit Architekturprojekten von Eeestudio & Lys Villalba, Husos arquitecturas, Kiyoaki Takeda Architects, RMA Architects, Studio Gang u.a.

Beim Symposium „Architectures of Cohabitation” in der Floating University diskutieren am Projekt beteiligte Architekt*innen und Künstler*innen mit weiteren Expert*innen aus Tierschutz und Cohabitation, um konkrete Ansätze in Architektur und Planung einfließen zu lassen und diese ökologischer und inklusiver zu gestalten. Mit Animali Domestici, Chartier Dalix, Benjamin Foerster-Baldenius, Thomas Hauck, Husos arquitectura, Veronika Kellndorfer, Natural Building Lab / TU Berlin, Claudia Wegworth, Zirkular u.a.

21.05.+22.05.2022
Flourishing Biodiversity
Workshop
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Flourishing Biodiversity is a workshop in two parts that invites an affective change in perspective on biodiversity. On a very practical side it offers hands-on knowledge and action in how to make a hot compost. Hot composting creates the conditions for the flourishing of biodiversity and hence for life. Moreover, Flourishing Biodiversity invites to experimentally and holistically activate the nurturing and healing potencies that hot composting offers and to tune into our multi species co-existence.

Flourishing Biodiversity ist ein Workshop in zwei Teilen, der zu einem affektiven Perspektivwechsel auf die biologische Vielfalt einlädt. Er vermittelt praktisch die Kenntnisse und Maßnahmen zur Herstellung eines Heißkomposts. Mit der Heißkompostierung schaffen wir die Voraussetzungen für das Gedeihen der biologischen Vielfalt und das Leben an sich. Darüber hinaus lädt Flourishing Biodiversity dazu ein, experimentell und ganzheitlich die nährenden und heilenden Kräfte der Heißkompostierung zu aktivieren und uns auf unser artenreiches Zusammenleben einzulassen.

Flourishing Biodiversity

June
WHAT
TYPE
04.06.22
Climate Care: DIGITAL ARCHIVE
Launch
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Join us for Climate Care – The Rewilding Years digital archive relaunch!
JUNE 4, 2022, 17:00 -24:00

17:00 Open doors
18:00 Reading with Gilly Karjevsky and Rosario Talevi
19:00 Presentation of the Digital Archive 2021
20:00 XOIR: Rest and Recuperation with Colin Self
21:00 Wild Infrastructures: a film installation by Jeanne Astrup-Chauvaux
22:00 22:00 Common Resonance? Sounds by Ben Glas, Mitchell Keaney and Diane Barbé & friends

Climate Care is a festival for theory and practice at the intersection of climate challenges, ethics of care and environmental humanities. Curated by Gilly Karjevsky and Rosario Talevi.

Funded by Förderung für Festivals und Reihen der Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa.

05.06.22
Radio Spätkauf Live
Radio
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6pm – 9pm

Radio Spätkauf live at Floating.

 

06.-08.06.22
Floating Bau Sport
Kids uni
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Kinder-Workshop von TU Dortmund + Floating Kids

Mo 14:00 – 18:00 workshop, registration: kidsuni@floating-berlin.org

Di + Mi 15:30 – 18:00

Die Floating Sport Hall ist sehr beliebt und jetzt bauen wir weiter! Alle die Lust haben, aus gesammelten Holz Sportgeräte und Konstruktionen zu bauen, die es vorher noch nie gab, und die zur Floating Regenbecken-Schilflandschaft gut passen, sind herzlich eingeladen zu diesem Workshop!

Im Rahmen von “Natureculture Pedagogies”, gefördert von der Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa, Spartenoffene Förderung für Festival und Reihen (zweijährig)

12.06.22
Open Soil Day
Public Event
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1st Open Soil Day in der Floating University
Organized by Martina Kolarek
“Soils & Senses”

Open Soil Day

16.06.22
Making Futures
book launch
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7 – 11pm

Making Futures Book Launch

18.06.22
gossipgossipgossip
performative evening
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Witches, Rituals, and Healing (performative evening)
With Coven Berlin, Zoë Claire Miller und Lauryn Youden

Saturday, 18.6.2022
18:00 – 24:00 

Silvia Federici locates the origins of the word gossip as meaning “the spiritual association with ‘kin'” and describes how close communities of women have traditionally been a source of strength. The pejorative understanding of gossip is a strategy that accompanied and contributed to the deterioration of women’s social status: Already in the 16th century, the accusation of being a gossip (read: a witch!) became a reason for the persecution and punishment of women. At that time, gossip went from being a word of friendship and affection to a word of denigration and ridicule. How can we return gossip to its roots today or use it as a strategy to transform exclusion into community, alliance and friendship? 

The work of Coven Berlin, Zoë Claire Miller and Lauryn Youden, feeds off an understanding of gossip as the solidarity that implies & generates (female) friendship. gossip is here an (ancient) form of female knowledge production, the multi-part performative evening Witches, Rituals, and Healing explores gossip as a shared ritual.

A reading with Lauryn Youden at 7pm, 8pm and 9pm

The number of participants is limited.
Please register with your preferred time at: pssst@gossipgossipgossip.org

Witches, Rituals, and Healing is the second of five parts of the series The Devil’s Radio, curated by Anja Lückenkemper and Sandra Teitge. Further Infos at: www.gossipgossipgossip.org

18.06.22
Floating Tour
tour
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12.00

Come by Floating to get a tour of the site. If you like to join, please write us an email info–floating-berlin.org or just stop by.

19.06.22
Open Gardening Session
gardening
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2 – 6pm

Join the garden group at Floating – open for everyone!

20.06.22
a man is not a tree
talk
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17.00 – 21.00

ein Abend über das Wohnen und Vilém Flussers “Freiheit der Migranten”
an evening on dwelling and Vilém Flussers “Freedom of the Migrant”

a Cooperation of
Floating University Berlin and the Vilém Flusser Archiv Berlin

Eintritt frei/admission free

with
Michael Hanke, Flusserspezialist, Sao Paolo
Sabine Zahn, Choreografin, Berlin
Christopher Dell, vibraphonierender Theoretiker
und den Studierenden des Studiengangs Gesellschafts- und Wirtschaftskommunikation der UdK Berlin

 

23.–25.06.22
(Re-)Gaining Ecological Futures
festival
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(Re-)Gaining Ecological Futures
Curated by Berit Fischer
Second Edition “Ecosomatics”

(Re-)Gaining Ecological Futures 2022

26.06.22
day of frogs
part of kultursommer
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12:00 – 23:00

Tag der Frösche 

Für den ersten Sonntag des Sommers öffnet die Floating ihre Türen und lädt zu vielfältigen Aktivitäten ihrer Vereinsmitglieder:innen und Freund:innen ein.

Das Programm werden wir in Kürze hier ankündigen.

 

Tag der Frösche 

 

Day of the frogs 

On the first Sunday of the summer, Floating Berlin opens its doors and invites guests, its members and friends to produce and participate in a series of activities, workshops, screenings, and performances.

Descending the concrete path, walking through the trees the Floating wetland unfolds into view. A variety of animals, plants and algae have made this rainwater basin of the former Tempelhof airfield their home and have given rise to a unique landscape: an artificial environment reclaimed by nature, forming a nature-culture site for learning and experimentation. The frogs of Floating are our most prominent co-habitants – this day is dedicated to them.  

 

Day of the frogs 

 

26.06.22
eXit eXpo
theatre
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4pm – 21pm

eXit eXpo – The art of migration / Theater X

27.06.22
Nature as Remedy
filmscreening and roundtable
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8-11pm

Film Screening of the Berlin University Alliance x-student research group “Nature as Remedy: Exploring how Berliners care for a healthier city” 

8-9: Roundtable discussion “Film as Method in Urban Health Research” with Prof. Dr. Sandra Jasper (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin), Prof. Fraya Frehse (University São Paulo) and student filmmakers

9.30-11: Shortfilm screening (German/English), hosted by Dr. Laura Kemmer and Christian Söder

 

Please join us for the screening of 8 fantastic short films by a group of Berlin student researchers who have spent a year exploring ‘health’ through the lens of human-environment relations in Berlin. We will draw from critical theories of care and approaches to film-making as a method to put into discussion how Berliners deal with elements of ’urban natures’ that are being framed as both remedy and threat in current urban politics and everyday practices. Our group (led by Dr. Laura Kemmer) has been funded by the Berlin University Alliance (BUA) and has been developed in close dialogue with the BUA Exploration Project “Re-Scaling Global Health. Human Health and Multispecies Cohabitation on an Urban Planet“.

Wir laden Sie ein zur Vorführung von 8 fantastischen Kurzfilmen einer Gruppe von Berliner Studenten, die ein Jahr lang das Thema “Gesundheit” und Mensch-Umwelt-Beziehungen in Berlin erforscht haben. Wir arbeiten mit kritischen Perspektiven auf care/Fürsorge, um zu diskutieren, wie Berliner_innen mit “urbanen Naturen” umgehen die in der aktuellen Stadtpolitik und Alltagspraxis sowohl als Heilmittel als auch als Bedrohung dargestellt werden. Unsere Gruppe (Leitung: Dr. Laura Kemmer) wurde von der Berlin University Alliance (BUA) gefördert und in engem Dialog mit dem BUA Exploration Projekt “Re-Scaling Global Health. Human Health and Multispecies Cohabitation on an Urban Planet” entwickelt.

 

 

Unexpected Natures in the City: The Case of Floating University e.V. – by Sarah Cordes
Overflow: Caring for ‘Healthy’ Waters in Berlin – by Pia Rafalski
Reichenberger Kiez für Alle – Caring for a Healthy Neighbourhood – by Mathilde Kærgaard Skaaning
‘Dirty’ Berlin: Hygiene and the City – by Merle Quade
Experiencing Green Spaces: A Feminist Critique – by Husseim Stuck
Greening for Health: Understanding of ‘Nature’ at Holzmarkt – by Susanne Maaß
Nesselwanze Represented: Interspecies Care in the Organisms Democracy Berlin – by Julia von Rinck
Chinese Berliners Gardening the City – by Yu Chi

 

28.+29.06.22
Contaminations
Workshop
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10am – 3pm

A two-day workshop for people interested in working with their bodies to explore the relationship between nature and culture in Floating and the city. With Sabine Zahn and Katherine Ball. Please register ahead through info@floating-berlin.org

Part of natureculture programme 2022 and funded by Förderung für Festivals und Reihen der Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa.

30.06.+01.07.
NUR HIER / ONLY HERE, TUSCH + Kids Uni
Aufführung / Presentation
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30. Juni, 16 h: Öffentliche generalprobe / Open dress rehearsal
1. Juli, 16 h: Aufführung / Presentation
NUR HIER – ein parcours über uns und die stadt
ONLY HERE – a parcours about us and the city

Das Regenwasserrückhaltebecken in Kreuzberg ist schön und hässlich zugleich, hier leben Frösche und Enten im verschmutzten Wasser, wurzeln Pflanzen in dünner Bodenschicht und forschen Jung und Alt in der Floating University, wie Pflanzen, Tiere und Menschen besser in der Stadt zusammenleben können. Wenn dieser Ort verschwindet, weil Wohnungen oder Sportplätze doch wichtiger für Berlin sind, was nehmen wir mit? Dazu haben Künstler*innen und Schüler*innen performative Methoden entwickelt, um den Stadtraum in und um das Wasserbecken zu erforschen, sie haben durch magische Brillen beobachtet, mit sirrenden Wäscheleinen gehört und verborgene Zeichen und Geschichten aufgespürt. In “NUR HIER!” kommt das Erlebte und Erfahrene zusammen. Wir erzählen in einem interaktiven Parcours über uns und unsere Möglichkeiten in und mit Stadt.
Cooperation of TUSCH and the Floating Kids Uni will present their work.

Mit: Johanna Ackva, Jeanne Astrup-Chauvaux, Simon Bauer, Lena Düspohl, Jade Dreyfuss, Anja Fiedler, Fanny Frohnmeyer, Ute Lindenbeck, Lea Martini, Franziska Seeberg, Hans Unstern sowie Schüler*innen der Karlsgarten Grundschule, der Carl-von-Ossietzky Gemeinschaftsschule und den Floating Kids

„NUR HIER!“ ist eine TUSCH Koproduktion in Kooperation mit der Floating University Berlin, gefördert vom Fonds Darstellende Künste aus Mitteln der Beauftragten der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien  im Rahmen von NEUSTART KULTUR, unterstützt von Kostümkollektiv e. V.
TUSCH Berlin ist ein Projekt der JugendKulturService gGmbH.

JULY
WHAT
TYPE
01.07.22
Biennale Tbilisi x Lisbon Triennale
Discussion
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7 pm
(Free entrance)

PARTICIPANTS

Cristina Veríssimo, Tinatin Gurgenidze, Gigi Shukakidze and Elena Markus

To anticipate the inauguration of the 6th edition on 29 September, the Lisbon Triennale is going to Berlin to share the reflection proposed by Terra with an international audience. After the participation in the virtual World Architecture Festival and a presentation on national territory at Lisbon City Council’s Paços do Concelho, the German capital has now been added to this itinerary, renewing the commitment to the international dissemination of architecture initiated by previous editions.

The Floating University, presented by Raumlaborberlin in March’s Common Field conference, will be the stage for a conversation between the Lisbon Triennale and the Tbilisi Biennial about their editions in 2022. On the one hand, Terra is a call for change from the current linear and fragmented growth paradigm to a new holistic and circular model. On the other hand, What’s next?, the third edition of the Tbilisi Biennale that opens its doors in October, focuses on the temporality of architectural processes.

At opposite ends of Europe, these two festivals will cross paths in Berlin on July 1 in a debate focused on each institution’s themes and strategies for the construction of shared forums and the role of formats such as Triennales and Biennales as catalysts for change. The panel includes the participation of Cristina Veríssimo, co-chief curator of Terra, Tinatin Gurgenidze and Gigi Shukakidze, who founded the Tbilisi Biennial, and the moderation of architect Elena Markus.

This event is a co-production within the New Cross National Temporality project, a three-year joint programme among cultural entities and academic institutions from seven countries financed by Creative Europe. The Tbilisi Architecture Biennale is the main partner responsible for coordination as well as all cultural activities in Georgia.

CO-PRODUCTION
Tbilisi Architecture Biennial

09.-10.07.22
NEIGHBOURHOOD WEEKEND #SUMMER
weekend programme
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A quarterly format to get in touch with and network the neighborhood. The programme on these two days is implemented in cooperation with various actors from the neighborhood and designed according to the season.
Saturday and Sunday from 11am – 5pm.
Further information about the event will be published here.

Ein vierteljährlich stattfindendes Format, um mit der Nachbarschaft in Kontakt zu kommen und sie zu vernetzen. Das Programm an diesen beiden Tagen wird in Zusammenarbeit mit verschiedenen Akteuren aus dem Quartier umgesetzt und entsprechend der Jahreszeit gestaltet.
Samstag und Sonntag jeweils von 11 – 17 Uhr.
Mehr Informationen über diese Veranstaltung hier.

12.07.22
DIE VIELEN
visit
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The network of DIE VIELEN are meeting in Floating.

21.07.22
Thirsty Thursday
open
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Join us for a drink from 7pm on.

24.07.22
gardening
open
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2 – 5 pm

28.07.22
Thirsty thursday
open
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from 7pm on there will be drinks (and sometimes programme)

29.+30.07.22
(Re-)Searching Urbanity
Symposium
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friday: 6pm – 10pm

saturday: 11am – 20pm

(Re-)Searching Urbanity

Stadtpolitisches Symposium interdisziplinärer studentischer Forschung

more information coming soon

30.07.22
tour
open
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12 – 2pm

Open free tour around the Floating site 

31.07.22
(in)tangible transmissions
sonic excursion
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(in)tangible transmissions is a sonic excursion into the sphere of electromagnetic waves and aerial transmissions that spread inconspicuously in our urban and natural environment. On the open-air terrain of the Floating University, sound and concert installations, artistic live radio and a workshop invite the audience to radiophonic earth observations and collective ›remote listening‹. With an »Antenna Field«, composer-performer Wouter Jaspers focuses on the myriad of human-made radio frequencies as well as electromagnetic fields from natural sources, while media artist Ioana Vreme Moser with her ›Treetennas‹ of »Arboreal Receptors« encounters this electromagnetic activity from the perspective of trees in coexistence with their underground networks with plants and fungal webs. In addition to receiving and processing signals, we send signals back to the world via an artistic radio programme and mobile radio receivers – live with Kate Donovan and Markus Stein aka DJ Schlucht/D.I.Y. Church in collaboration with Cashmere Radio.

Funded by Musikfonds e.V. by means of the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media.    

www.intangible-transmissions.de

(in)tangible transmissions ist eine Exkursion in die Lautsphäre von elektromagnetischen Wellen und Antennenübertragungen, die sich unmerklich in unserer urbanen und natürlichen Umgebung ausbreiten. Auf dem Open-Air Terrain der Floating University laden Klang- und Konzertinstallationen zusammen mit einem Workshop und künstlerischem Live-Radio zu radiophonen Erdbeobachtungen und zum gemeinsamen ›Fernhören‹ ein. Mit einem »Antennenfeld« widmet sich der Composer-Performer Wouter Jaspers den unzähligen vom Menschen verursachten Funkfrequenzen sowie elektromagnetischen Feldern von natürlichen Quellen, während die Medienkünstlerin Ioana Vreme Moser mit ihren ›Treetennas‹ von »Arboreal Receptors« dieser elektromagnetischen Aktivität aus der Perspektive von Bäumen in Koexistenz mit ihren unterirdischen Netzwerken mit Pflanzen und Pilzgeflechten begegnet. Neben dem Empfang und der Verarbeitung von Signalen senden wir über ein künstlerisches Radioprogramm und mobilen Radioempfängern Signale in die Welt zurück – live mit Kate Donovan und Markus Stein aka DJ Schlucht/D.I.Y. Church in Zusammenarbeit mit Cashmere Radio.

Gefördert vom Musikfonds e.V. mit Projektmitteln der Beauftragten der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien.

www.intangible-transmissions.de

31.07.22
Gardening
open
+-

2 – 5 pm

Join the garden group for three hours of taking care of floating plants!

AUGUST
WHAT
TYPE
04.08.
THIRSTY THURSDAY
open
+-

from 7pm on there will be drinks (and sometimes programme)

07.08.
gardening
open
+-

4 – 8 pm

open gardening session

11.08.
thirsty thursday
open
+-

from 7pm on there will be drinks (and sometimes programme)

13.08.
LA ESCUELA NUNCA
installation
+-

La Escuela Nunca will be working on the site of Floating for 5 days.

Presentation on saturday, 13.08. in the evening (to be announced).

More information will follow!

13.08.
tour
open
+-

12 – 2 pm

open free tour around the floating site

14.08.
gardening
open
+-

4 – 8 pm

open gardening session

17.08
Space for Practice
movement workshop
+-

Jeden Mittwoch vom 17. August bis 12. Oktober 2022
9:00 – 11:15

Space for practice ist eine regelmäßige Bewegungspraxis im und mit dem Regenrückhaltebecken der Floating University Berlin, geleitet von Choreographen und offen für alle Interessierten an Bewegungspraxis.

Bedingungen für die Teilnahme sind:

Sie findet unabhängig von den sich ändernden (Wetter-…) Bedingungen statt. Sie beginnt pünktlich, aber ohne Voranmeldung. Die einzelnen Sessions bauen nicht direkt aufeinander auf, man kann also immer kommen. Alles ist spendenbasiert – es gibt keine Teilnahmegebühr. Es findet hauptsächlich auf englisch statt, aber anderes geht auch.


Every Wednesday from August 17th until October 12th, 2022 
9.00 – 11.15 am

Space for practice is a regular movement practice with and within the rainwater retention basin of Floating University Berlin, led by choreographers and open for everybody. 

Conditions of participations are : Space for Practices takes place no matter what happens in terms of changing (weather…) conditions.It starts punctual, but without preregistration. You can come as many times as you want. Its donation based – no participation fee. We can deal with different languages.

18.08.
thirsty thursday
open
+-

from 7pm on there will be drinks (and sometimes programme)

19.08.
Embodied Entanglements
talk + performance
+-

Embodied Entanglements — a night of art on trans and queer eco-liberation! Please join us this Friday, Aug. 19th at 18:00 at Floating (Lilienthalstraße 32, 10965 Berlin). This evening of art, food, poetry, film music and dancing features the work of LGBTQ+ and BIPOC artists, researchers and activists on intersectional liberation. The event is FREE, and donations will also be accepted to support organizations serving LGBTQ+ and BIPOC migrants. Please come enjoy, invite your friends and join us in cultivating community, coalitions and collaborations for climate justice! 

18:00 | An opening movement workshop by Kilombé Kollektiv (Auro Orso + Isabel Kwarteng) uses physical practice as a tool to embody the breaking of binaries, work towards acknowledging our own internalized colonial and binary patterns, and share decolonial healing practices with each other.

19:00 | Poetry by Ginnie Bekoe. Ginnie writes Essays and Poetry, gives Workshops and Talks and thinks enthusiastically about the intertwinings of Blackness, Dis_ability, Fatness & Queerness. Ginnie loves Icecream, Watermelon-Drink and elephantcalfs in no particular order.Ginnie lets people in on their intersectional embodied experiences by telling stories, sharing shower thoughts and/or ranting. They imagine themselves to be very funny and highly political. Your new #problematicfav? This is Not Yet Determined.

19:20 | An activist talk “Our Brains and the Climate Crisis” considers climate denialism, delay and the health impacts of the climate crisis on our brains. Dani Sams is a PhD student in neuroscience and intersectional environmental justice activist. 

19:50 | Pepe Dayaw is a performance artist, and researcher homebased in Berlin. Nowhere Kitchen is a cooking and performance project. Through creative improvisation, the simple game of cooking with leftovers evolves into a nomadic culinary laboratory and contemporary theatre — inspired by vocabularies of experience of migrant bodies and their embodied knowledge of intuitive fusion and survival.

20:00 | Dr. Maria Cecilia Oliveira of the IASS will present the film Jutan Yuca — Amazon of Rights.
“Jatun Yacu” is the indigenous name, in Quechua language, for one of the tributaries of the Amazon river in Ecuador. As the Amazon river flows to the Atlantic Ocean, it crosses four countries with different legal systems. This documentary film traces the ebb and flow of rights in and of the Amazon across space and time, ethnographically exploring what it means for a river to have rights, where these rights come from and what they might look like visually. The film expresses and critically analyzes the struggle for rights and legal subjectivity of the Amazon.

21:15 | After Nature Soundscape: a Live + VJ Set, by Latin American artists Luïza Luz and Vi Amoras, who integrate authorial compositions of lyrics, soundscapes, and images towards a dreamy and intersectional eco liberation.

22:00 | Under the Palaver Tree is an installation space where we gather to envision another future together — through words and movements, we‘re invited to radiate joy and heal together while creating a new relationship to our surroundings. Oumou Aidara is a polyvalent artist and intersectional environmentalist, whose work focuses on questions of identity and belonging, perceptions and emotionality as well as nature and societies.

22:30 | Boule Habile is a Berlin based DJ and performer. Their closing DJ set embodies: booty-mind centering bouncy afrobeats. (different location)

19. - 22.08.
Water, Earth and Games
Workshop
+-

3-day workshop during the summer vacations, friday 19 – sunday 21 August

2 – 5pm

What lives in the water and what lives in the soil? Can we build a filter that improves the rainwater? And how can we make soil from leftover cucumbers and zucchini. In this workshop we’ll take a detailed look, with microscopes and crazy underwater cameras, draw and film, and come up with new floating games about water and soil and mud.

Age 7

With: Jade Dreyfuss (Artist), Martina Kolarek (Soil Scientist + Artist) and Ute Lindenbeck (Scenographer)

Registration: kids@floating-berlin.org

21.08.
gardening
open
+-

4 – 8 pm

open gardening session

23.08.
Ecofeminist Reading Session
reading
+-

7 – 9.30 

Ecofeminist Reading Session with Ulla Bernard

Hosted by Berit Fischer

24.08.
Space for Practice
movement workshop
+-

Jeden Mittwoch vom 17. August bis 12. Oktober 2022
9:00 – 11:15

Space for practice ist eine regelmäßige Bewegungspraxis im und mit dem Regenrückhaltebecken der Floating University Berlin, geleitet von Choreographen und offen für alle Interessierten an Bewegungspraxis.

Bedingungen für die Teilnahme sind:

Sie findet unabhängig von den sich ändernden (Wetter-…) Bedingungen statt. Sie beginnt pünktlich, aber ohne Voranmeldung. Die einzelnen Sessions bauen nicht direkt aufeinander auf, man kann also immer kommen. Alles ist spendenbasiert – es gibt keine Teilnahmegebühr. Es findet hauptsächlich auf englisch statt, aber anderes geht auch.

 

Every Wednesday from August 17th until October 12th, 2022 
9.00 – 11.15 am

Space for practice is a regular movement practice with and within the rainwater retention basin of Floating University Berlin, led by choreographers and open for everybody. 

Conditions of participations are : Space for Practices takes place no matter what happens in terms of changing (weather…) conditions.It starts punctual, but without preregistration. You can come as many times as you want. Its donation based – no participation fee. We can deal with different languages.

27.08.
tour (cancelled)
open
+-

CANCELLED

12 – 2pm

open free tour around the floating site, saturdays every two weeks

28.08.
gardening
open
+-

4 – 8 pm

open gardening session

28.08.
TORHAUS KOCH KOLLEKTIV
neighbourhood cooking
+-

12 – 8pm

The Torhaus Koch Kollektiv is coming to Floating to cook and gather with visitors, neighbours, association members, and everyone who wants to join.

More information coming soon

31.08.
Space for Practice
movement workshop
+-

Jeden Mittwoch vom 17. August bis 12. Oktober 2022
9:00 – 11:15

Space for practice ist eine regelmäßige Bewegungspraxis im und mit dem Regenrückhaltebecken der Floating University Berlin, geleitet von Choreographen und offen für alle Interessierten an Bewegungspraxis.

Bedingungen für die Teilnahme sind:

Sie findet unabhängig von den sich ändernden (Wetter-…) Bedingungen statt. Sie beginnt pünktlich, aber ohne Voranmeldung. Die einzelnen Sessions bauen nicht direkt aufeinander auf, man kann also immer kommen. Alles ist spendenbasiert – es gibt keine Teilnahmegebühr. Es findet hauptsächlich auf englisch statt, aber anderes geht auch.

 

Every Wednesday from August 17th until October 12th, 2022 
9.00 – 11.15 am

Space for practice is a regular movement practice with and within the rainwater retention basin of Floating University Berlin, led by choreographers and open for everybody. 

Conditions of participations are : Space for Practices takes place no matter what happens in terms of changing (weather…) conditions.It starts punctual, but without preregistration. You can come as many times as you want. Its donation based – no participation fee. We can deal with different languages.

SEPTEMBER
WHAT
TYPE
01.09.22
thirsty thursday
open
+-

from 7pm on there will be drinks (and sometimes programme)

02.09.-04.09.22
SKINFOOD - WASSERKOSTBAR
KIDSUNI Workshop
+-

How much and what kind of water do exist? What ends up in the water? How much water do we need? How do we clarify and protect it? How can we take care of ourselves and of the environment with water? For example, through environmentally friendly cosmetics made from food or homemade drinks with detoxifying herbs?
With Anja Fiedler and Lena Düspohl

Considering all these questions we will develop a water testing bar together and will serve self-created drinks at the Floating Flea Market September 4th. Age 7 and older. Registration: kids(at)floating-berlin.org

04.09.22
gardening
open
+-

4 – 8 pm

open gardening session

06.-08.09.22
MIGR-AI-TION
Mini Festival
+-

Autopoiesis 
Workshop: 6-8 September 2022
Public Presentation: 16 September at 18:30-21:00 Location: Floating University Workshop: 6-8 September 2022 Public Presentation: 16 September at 18:30-21:00 Location: Floating University 

MIGR-AI-TION in collaboration with Floating University is bringing artists and technologists together in a three days workshop program and a public presentation on the topic of design justice.

*Tactical Tech will contribute by providing an opening speech to the workshop.*

We will use Expressive Arts Therapy and Applied Visual Anthropology methodologies to elucidate

on the complex entanglements of migration phenomena and co-design new modes of participation in AI.

If you are interested in taking part please send us an email at info@migr-ai-tion.com and we will get back to you with more information. 

Workshop participation and public presentation are free of charge. 

MIGR-AI-TION lädt in Zusammenarbeit mit der Floating University 5 Künstler und 5 Datenwissenschaftler zu einem dreitägigen Workshop-Programm zum Thema Design- Gerechtigkeit am 6. und 8. September sowie zu einer Präsentation am 16. September ein. 

*Tactical Tech wird mit einer Eröffnungsrede zum Workshop beitragen.*

Wir werden methoden der Expressive Arts Therapy und Angewandte Visuelle Anthropologie nutzen, um die komplexen Verstrickungen von Migrationsphänomenen zu beleuchten und neue Formen der Partizipation in der KI mitzugestalten. 

Anmeldung und mehr infos unter info@migr-ai-tion.com.

Die Teilnahme am Workshop und die öffentliche Präsentation sind kostenlos. 

07.0922
space for practice
movement workshop
+-

Jeden Mittwoch vom 17. August bis 12. Oktober 2022
9:00 – 11:15

Space for practice ist eine regelmäßige Bewegungspraxis im und mit dem Regenrückhaltebecken der Floating University Berlin, geleitet von Choreographen und offen für alle Interessierten an Bewegungspraxis.

Bedingungen für die Teilnahme sind:

Sie findet unabhängig von den sich ändernden (Wetter-…) Bedingungen statt. Sie beginnt pünktlich, aber ohne Voranmeldung. Die einzelnen Sessions bauen nicht direkt aufeinander auf, man kann also immer kommen. Alles ist spendenbasiert – es gibt keine Teilnahmegebühr. Es findet hauptsächlich auf englisch statt, aber anderes geht auch.

 

Every Wednesday from August 17th until October 12th, 2022 
9.00 – 11.15 am

Space for practice is a regular movement practice with and within the rainwater retention basin of Floating University Berlin, led by choreographers and open for everybody. 

Conditions of participations are : Space for Practices takes place no matter what happens in terms of changing (weather…) conditions.It starts punctual, but without preregistration. You can come as many times as you want. Its donation based – no participation fee. We can deal with different languages.

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10.09.22
DAY OF WASTE
Festival
+-

14 – 23 pm

As part of the Kultursommer 2022 Floating will host a day of diverse programme.

[DE] Am vorletzten Samstag des Sommers öffnet die Floating Berlin erneut ihre Türen und lädt Gäste, Mitglieder:innen und Freund:innen ein, an einer Reihe von Aktivitäten, Workshops, Lesungen und Performances teilzunehmen.

Beim Hinabgehen des betonierten Pfades öffnet sich plötzlich der Blick auf das sumpfige Gelände des Regenwasserrückhaltebeckens. Eine Vielzahl von Tieren, Pflanzen und Algen haben sich hier angesiedelt. Gemeinsam mit den temporären Architekturen der Floating ist eine einzigartige Landschaft entstanden: eine menschgemachte Infrastruktur, zurückerobert von der Natur und gleichzeitig ein Natur-Kultur-Ort zum Lernen und Experimentieren, der ständiger Pflege bedarf.

Am »Day of Waste« stellen wir eines unserer Lieblingsthemen in den Mittelpunkt: Abfall, Abwasser, Materialkreisläufe und Lebensmittelreste und ihr Potential, das im Überfluss vorhanden ist. Gemeinsam denken wir “Waste” neu. 

Keine Anmeldung nötig.

 

[ENG] On the penultimate Saturday of this summer, Floating Berlin opens its doors once again and invites guests, members and friends to participate in a series of activities, workshops, readings and performances.

As you walk down the concrete path, a view of the marshy terrain of the rainwater retention basin reveals itself. A variety of animals, plants and algae have settled here. Together with the temporary architectures of the Floating, a unique landscape has emerged: a man-made infrastructure, reclaimed by nature and at the same time a nature-culture site for learning and experimenting that needs constant care.

On the “Day of Waste,” we focus on one of our favourite topics: waste, wastewater, material cycles, and food scraps and their abundant potential. Together, we’re rethinking “Waste.” 

No registration necessary.

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11.09.22
gardening
open
+-

4 – 8 pm

open gardening session

14.09.22
space for practice
movement workshop
+-

Jeden Mittwoch vom 17. August bis 12. Oktober 2022
9:00 – 11:15

Space for practice ist eine regelmäßige Bewegungspraxis im und mit dem Regenrückhaltebecken der Floating University Berlin, geleitet von Choreographen und offen für alle Interessierten an Bewegungspraxis.

Bedingungen für die Teilnahme sind:

Sie findet unabhängig von den sich ändernden (Wetter-…) Bedingungen statt. Sie beginnt pünktlich, aber ohne Voranmeldung. Die einzelnen Sessions bauen nicht direkt aufeinander auf, man kann also immer kommen. Alles ist spendenbasiert – es gibt keine Teilnahmegebühr. Es findet hauptsächlich auf englisch statt, aber anderes geht auch.

 

Every Wednesday from August 17th until October 12th, 2022 
9.00 – 11.15 am

Space for practice is a regular movement practice with and within the rainwater retention basin of Floating University Berlin, led by choreographers and open for everybody. 

Conditions of participations are : Space for Practices takes place no matter what happens in terms of changing (weather…) conditions.It starts punctual, but without preregistration. You can come as many times as you want. Its donation based – no participation fee. We can deal with different languages.

15.09.22
thirsty thursday
open
+-

from 7pm on there will be drinks (and maybe programme)

16.09.22
PECHA KUCHA - Autopoeisis
Festival
+-

10am to 6 pm

After an insightful 3-day workshop program bringing artists and technologists together on the topic of AI inclusion, MIGR-AI-TION in collaboration with @floatinguniversity is organizing a public presentation.
We will present the MIGR-AI-TION project along with some excerpts from our Autopoiesis workshop.
This will be followed by other artists, researchers, collectives, and organizations with transdisciplinary approaches to art, diversity, and technology sharing their projects with the audience within the framework of Pecha Kucha.

The Presenters:
Catherine Torres
Programme Officer of UN Women Philippines for the BRIDGE Programme

Laura de Paz @laurapacis_
Researcher and Developer
https://laurapacis.medium.com

Rory Malone @rory_malone
Artist
https://rorymalone.fun

Nazgol Kashani @nazgoltk
Filmmaker
https://nazgolkashani.com

and more.

16.09.22
Luciana Andrade
Talk
+-

POSTPONED:

September 16th at 6pm

Talk with Luciana Andrade :

Seeking to dialogue with the daily needs of families from the Brazilian urban peripheries, the lecture/conversation focuses on the urge to criticize the North-eurocentric epistemologies adopted in social housing projects in cities from the Global South. Technical approaches conditioned by conceptual logics distant from the reality of the people who will live in the designed spaces have resulted in violence to their ways of life. We start from the unequivocal recognition of the disparities in the processes of production of the city, which contributes to the great precariousness observed both in the built space of the urban peripheries, as well as at work and in other fields of socio-spatial life, safeguarding the power structures identified in these contexts. In dialogue with “epistemologies of the South” and understanding architecture and urbanism as two among several disciplines necessary to the analysis and proposition of solutions for the housing issue, we will approach particularities of design processes that represent fissures in the hegemonic logic of reflection and production of housing space.

17.-18.09.22
NEIGHBOURHOOD WEEKEND #AUTUMN
weekend programme
+-

A quarterly format to get in touch with and network the neighborhood. The programme on these two days is implemented in cooperation with various actors from the neighborhood and designed according to the season.
Saturday and Sunday from 11am – 5pm.
Further information about the event will be published here.

Ein vierteljährlich stattfindendes Format, um mit der Nachbarschaft in Kontakt zu kommen und sie zu vernetzen. Das Programm an diesen beiden Tagen wird in Zusammenarbeit mit verschiedenen Akteuren aus dem Quartier umgesetzt und entsprechend der Jahreszeit gestaltet.
Samstag und Sonntag jeweils von 11 – 17 Uhr.
Mehr Informationen über diese Veranstaltung hier.

18.09.22
gardening
open
+-

4 – 8 pm

open gardening session

20.09.22
SBE22
Student Conference
+-

6pm – 10pm

From 20. – 23.09.2022 the international conference “sbe22 berlin – sustainable built environment within planetary boundaries” will take place at TU Berlin by Natural building lab and Habitat unit. An integrated students conference will enable students to exchange ideas with international scientists and present their own projects, as part of the Pop-Up Campus. A programmatic focus will be on approaches and processes of circular building, the handling of recyclable materials and constructions with renewable or natural materials, as well as research on urban and regional questions on commodity and material cycles.

As a part of the student conference, an opening event in a workshop format will be held on the 20.09 at Floating University starting at 6pm, as an open event. The SBE is excited to invite speakers to share critical perspectives on architectural teaching and learning methods in the context of the student conference and share some insights on their own approaches on research methods, model projects bridging practice and teaching, design build processes or self-organized student initiative projects. The open event is an invitation to all people interested to participate in the discussions and workshops with the scientific committee and the participating students of the conference. 

If you are interested in participating also in the main conference from 21.09-22.09 get in contact with the SBE team via mail: registration@sbe22.berlin

 

 

21.09.22
space for practice
movement workshop
+-

Jeden Mittwoch vom 17. August bis 12. Oktober 2022
9:00 – 11:15

Space for practice ist eine regelmäßige Bewegungspraxis im und mit dem Regenrückhaltebecken der Floating University Berlin, geleitet von Choreographen und offen für alle Interessierten an Bewegungspraxis.

Bedingungen für die Teilnahme sind:

Sie findet unabhängig von den sich ändernden (Wetter-…) Bedingungen statt. Sie beginnt pünktlich, aber ohne Voranmeldung. Die einzelnen Sessions bauen nicht direkt aufeinander auf, man kann also immer kommen. Alles ist spendenbasiert – es gibt keine Teilnahmegebühr. Es findet hauptsächlich auf englisch statt, aber anderes geht auch.

 

Every Wednesday from August 17th until October 12th, 2022 
9.00 – 11.15 am

Space for practice is a regular movement practice with and within the rainwater retention basin of Floating University Berlin, led by choreographers and open for everybody. 

Conditions of participations are : Space for Practices takes place no matter what happens in terms of changing (weather…) conditions.It starts punctual, but without preregistration. You can come as many times as you want. Its donation based – no participation fee. We can deal with different languages.

22.09. + 23.09.
Learnpeaks
Symposium
+-

LearnPeaks is the symposium of the Floating University’s Learnscapes program – the floating landscape of knowledge production, of un-, re- and co-learning beyond the academia. Building upon the various international collaborations in 2018, the program invites teachers with students – or students with teachers (Academic Beach), as well as teacher-less, self-organised student groups (Free Radicals) to explore academic endeavours on site and collectively shape the learnscapes. 

The symposium is an opportunity to bring all participants of the Learnscapes program 2018-2022 together to exchange thoughts and practices. Some participants will offer workshops to convey their practices of (un-, co-,re-) learning. Inviting further guests from abroad is an attempt to contextualise and think further about the Floating University within a broader discourse on unconventional learning practices on the threshold of artistic and urban practice.

The symposium is also understood as an act of gathering and a reason to celebrate, while discussing and debating, holding speeches, engaging in formal and informal dialogues. At a Discursive Dinner, the collective process of food preparation will be accompanied by food for thought and discussion, aiming at generating collective knowledge to bring back to one’s own learning practice and environment.

22. September (public)

13:00-14:00 Check-In & Snack-In

14:00-15:30 Workshops (parallel)

-pause- possibility to switch workshops

16:00-17:30 Workshops (parallel)

17:30-18:30 Workshops Wrap Up

-pause-

19:00-20:00 Lecture & Talk Andreas Lang / Civic University, Public Works, Central St Martin

20:00-21:00 Lecture & Talk Ruangrupa / documenta 15 (tbc)

21:00-22:00 Thirsty Thursday

23. September 

16:00-21:00 Discursive Dinner

Registration for 22.September : learnscapes@floating-berlin.org

All Info Here

22.09.22
thirsty thursday
open
+-

from 7pm on there will be drinks (and programme from Learnpeaks)

24.09.22
tour
open
+-

12 – 2pm

open free tour around the floating site

25.09.22
gardening
open
+-

4 – 8 pm

open gardening session

28.09.22
space for practice
movement workshop
+-

Jeden Mittwoch vom 17. August bis 12. Oktober 2022
9:00 – 11:15

Space for practice ist eine regelmäßige Bewegungspraxis im und mit dem Regenrückhaltebecken der Floating University Berlin, geleitet von Choreographen und offen für alle Interessierten an Bewegungspraxis.

Bedingungen für die Teilnahme sind:

Sie findet unabhängig von den sich ändernden (Wetter-…) Bedingungen statt. Sie beginnt pünktlich, aber ohne Voranmeldung. Die einzelnen Sessions bauen nicht direkt aufeinander auf, man kann also immer kommen. Alles ist spendenbasiert – es gibt keine Teilnahmegebühr. Es findet hauptsächlich auf englisch statt, aber anderes geht auch.

 

Every Wednesday from August 17th until October 12th, 2022 
9.00 – 11.15 am

Space for practice is a regular movement practice with and within the rainwater retention basin of Floating University Berlin, led by choreographers and open for everybody. 

Conditions of participations are : Space for Practices takes place no matter what happens in terms of changing (weather…) conditions.It starts punctual, but without preregistration. You can come as many times as you want. Its donation based – no participation fee. We can deal with different languages.

30.09.22
Radical Rituals
publication presentation
+-

Radical Rituals 45°N 20°E – 45°N 31°E is the first iteration of this itinerant survey, published by PUNCH Bucharest, edited by Elise Misao Hunchuck and designed by Katharina Hetzeneder. For three weeks last summer, and in the context of Romania, forty five degrees visited and studied several examples of radical practices that transform spatial configurations and contribute to the local public discourse. Over twenty initiatives and agents were documented and gathered in this publication format. This summer forty five degrees accomplished the second iteration across France from the 45ºN 1ºW to the 45ºN 7ºE. During this afternoon at Floating University, Alkistis Thomidou and Berta Gutierrez will present the publication of the Romanian field trip and take this opportunity to bring together agents from the first and second iterations, across Romania and France, and friends and colleagues from Germany, to together reflect on the topics and outcomes from both cases together with the following guests: 

– Alex Axinte: Architect & Researcher on urban commons in the context of Romania. Contributor to the book. 

– Dagmar Pelger: Architect & Researcher on urban commons in the context of Germany. 

– Joanne Pouzen: Architect & Researcher om design and collaborative practices. Director of Maison de L’ Architecture and host of our residency in France for the second iteration of the research. 

– Lea Hobson: Architect & Activist. Collaborator during the second iteration in France.

 

 

OCTOBER
WHAT
TYPE
01.10.22
compost station : opening ceremony
compost workshop, zine workshop
+-

Over the course of 5 days, @spaetispaeti collective organized a week of collective building for the new Floating Compost Station. With this new space, the goal is to establish a venue at the Floating site where decay and renewal, the elementary processes of soil creation, are manifested into a common and joyful action and structure. Together the participants discussed, designed and built the structure but were also invited to implement/perform their own program within the newly built space with the support of the entire group.

On Saturday the newly built structure will be inaugurated and host some parallel programs: a hot compost workshop, a fanzine workshop, and more to be announced! 

more info on our instagram : @spaetispaeti.eu

A project funded by @postcodelotterie.

01.10.22
Contaminations
open session - jam
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1pm-6pm

This public event is all about public participation. It is an open day of research, through the body, into dynamics between nature and culture, with everyone who comes to participate. There will be open sessions / jams, small group discussions, a whole group moderated discussion, a warm up and cool down. The event is organized collectively by twenty artists co-creating the day.

more info here

02.10.22
gardening
open
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2 – 6 pm

open gardening session
We will harvest the last tomatoes and beans and prepare the beds for winter.

 

05.10.22
space for practice
movement workshop
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Jeden Mittwoch vom 17. August bis 12. Oktober 2022
9:00 – 11:15

Space for practice ist eine regelmäßige Bewegungspraxis im und mit dem Regenrückhaltebecken der Floating University Berlin, geleitet von Choreographen und offen für alle Interessierten an Bewegungspraxis.

Bedingungen für die Teilnahme sind:

Sie findet unabhängig von den sich ändernden (Wetter-…) Bedingungen statt. Sie beginnt pünktlich, aber ohne Voranmeldung. Die einzelnen Sessions bauen nicht direkt aufeinander auf, man kann also immer kommen. Alles ist spendenbasiert – es gibt keine Teilnahmegebühr. Es findet hauptsächlich auf englisch statt, aber anderes geht auch.

 

Every Wednesday from August 17th until October 12th, 2022 
9.00 – 11.15 am

Space for practice is a regular movement practice with and within the rainwater retention basin of Floating University Berlin, led by choreographers and open for everybody. 

Conditions of participations are : Space for Practices takes place no matter what happens in terms of changing (weather…) conditions.It starts punctual, but without preregistration. You can come as many times as you want. Its donation based – no participation fee. We can deal with different languages.

06.10.22
Contaminations
performance
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6pm-7:30pm, bar after

The performance is a work in progress conveying and translating what we learned and experienced over two weeks exploring “natureculture pedagogies”, the theme of Contaminations 2022.

Performers include: Laura Ravn, Kenta Naoi, Jules Kühner, Naama Ityel, Arturo Bautisa, David Sanjuan, Fran Edgerly, Panda Ilén, Sherry Ceylan, Jorge Ortiz, Mia Drobec, Luka Agres, and Katherine Ball.

more info here

06.10.22
thirsty thursday
open
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from 7pm

09.10.2022
experimentelle klasse
collective reading
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2 – 6 pm

open gardening session
We will collect the last seeds of the year and prepare the beds for winter.

09.10.2022
gardening
open
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2 – 6 pm

open gardening session
We will collect the last seeds of the year and prepare the beds for winter.

12.10.22
space for practice
movement workshop
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Jeden Mittwoch vom 17. August bis 12. Oktober 2022
9:00 – 11:15

Space for practice ist eine regelmäßige Bewegungspraxis im und mit dem Regenrückhaltebecken der Floating University Berlin, geleitet von Choreographen und offen für alle Interessierten an Bewegungspraxis.

Bedingungen für die Teilnahme sind:

Sie findet unabhängig von den sich ändernden (Wetter-…) Bedingungen statt. Sie beginnt pünktlich, aber ohne Voranmeldung. Die einzelnen Sessions bauen nicht direkt aufeinander auf, man kann also immer kommen. Alles ist spendenbasiert – es gibt keine Teilnahmegebühr. Es findet hauptsächlich auf englisch statt, aber anderes geht auch.

 

Every Wednesday from August 17th until October 12th, 2022 
9.00 – 11.15 am

Space for practice is a regular movement practice with and within the rainwater retention basin of Floating University Berlin, led by choreographers and open for everybody. 

Conditions of participations are : Space for Practices takes place no matter what happens in terms of changing (weather…) conditions.It starts punctual, but without preregistration. You can come as many times as you want. Its donation based – no participation fee. We can deal with different languages.

16.10.2022
gardening
open
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2 – 6 pm

open gardening session
We will collect the last seeds of the year and prepare the beds for winter.

14.-23.10.22
reedocation
festival
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14. – 16.10. and 21. – 23.10.

more information and tickets here reedocate-me.com

“We find ourselves in a war that has brought us into fundamental opposition to the world,” writes Michel Serres. And apart from a comprehensive re-education, a brainwashing aimed at radically changing our everyday culture, we are, we assume, beyond salvation. A practical implementation of our knowledge regarding the necessity of change is not only hindered by personal convenience, it also encounters powerful economic actors and lobbying associations that use targeted manipulation to keep us on the path of fossil growth capitalism while preaching about the autonomous individual.

The ReEDOcate ME! festival is an artistic response to this. Art is capable of creating spaces of experience that can interrupt toxic patterns of behaviour and change everyday perceptions. Thus, artistic works are predestined to play a decisive role in radically changing the way we live and do business.

The participants of ReEDOcate ME! will undergo a voluntary re-education. They will unlearn toxic life practices and rehearse new, sustainable ones, thus freeing themselves from internalised compulsions of fossil capitalism.  For this to happen, it requires cognitive impulses, but above all the sensual experience of openness and the new.

The ReEDOcate ME! will tackle issues of resource conservation not only in terms of aesthetics and content: To compensate for the unavoidable CO2 footprint of the project, we are going to plant a corresponding number of trees in advance. The participating artists will be able to realise their works only within their respective CO2 quotas.

In collaboration with Kyoto Experiment, supported by Hauptstadtkulturfonds Berlin and E.ON Stiftung.

23.10.2022
gardening
open
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2 – 6 pm

open gardening session
We prepare the garden for the winter.

27.10.2022
thirsty thursday
open
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from 7 pm

2021

JULY
WHAT
TYPE
23.07. - 30.07.
(RE-)GAINING ECOLOGICAL FUTURES
Festival
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(Re-)Gaining Ecological Futures is a week-long series of affective encounters and collective engagements. The series activates forms of recuperation for a regenerative ecological being with the 
world.


More Info

09.07.
COMMON GROUND
filmscreening
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Event closed for registration. 

Hosted by Free Radicals

15.07. - 16.07.
Black Art Action Collective
film making workshop
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Event closed for registration.

Hosted by Free Radicals

13.07. - 23.07.
The Camo Hut Club
co-learning
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Event closed for registration.

Hosted by Free Radicals

17.07. - 18.07.
NEIGHBOURHOOD WEEKEND #SUMMER
weekend programme
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A quarterly format to get in touch with and network the neighborhood. The programme on these two days is implemented in cooperation with various actors from the neighborhood and designed according to the season.
Saturday and Sunday from 11am – 5pm.
Further information about the event will be published here.

Ein vierteljährlich stattfindendes Format, um mit der Nachbarschaft in Kontakt zu kommen und sie zu vernetzen. Das Programm an diesen beiden Tagen wird in Zusammenarbeit mit verschiedenen Akteuren aus dem Quartier umgesetzt und entsprechend der Jahreszeit gestaltet.
Samstag und Sonntag jeweils von 11 – 17 Uhr.
Mehr Informationen über diese Veranstaltung hier.

AUGUST
WHAT
TYPE
10.08. - 13.08.
trickmisch
workshop
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Kids Uni ist hosting a workshop in cooperation with trickmisch and the Hans-Fallada-Schule.

Registration: kids@floating-berlin.org

More Info

10.08.
NEIGHBOURHOOD #08
tour + sprechstunde
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A day of exchange between the direct neighbor:ing and the Floating: every 10th of the month from 2:30 to 5 p.m.

More Info

20.08.
Trickmisch
presentation
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3 to 6 p.m. Presentation of the workshop that Kids Uni hosted in cooperation with trickmisch and the Hans-Fallada-Schule.

Registration: kids@floating-berlin.org

More Info

21.08.
floating manifesto
workshop
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10 a.m. to 5 p.m

In several workshops participants of the Kids Uni will collectively work on the Floating Manifesto “Klettern und Springen”.

Registration: kids@floating-berlin.org

More Info

28.08.
Neighbourhood Open Day
neighbourhood programme
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3 pm to 8 pm

A quarterly event format to get in touch with and network the neighborhood. The programme is implemented in cooperation with various actors from the neighborhood and designed according to the season. Workshops, food and drinks at Floating – join us with a fresh negative test!

More Info

SEPTEMBER
WHAT
TYPE
28.08.– 05.09.
Pavilion of new encounter
Academic Beach
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MA Interior Architecture, first and second year students KABK at Floating.

Click here for more information

 

02.09.
Open Day
Academic Beach
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Floating open day (2 – 10pm) with MA Interior Architecture, first and second year students KABK.

Click here for more information.

 

02.09.
common ground
co-learning
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6 to 9 p.m.

With CO-RE and BAM. Event closed for registration.

A programme hosted by Free Radicals

03. - 12.09.
Climate Care 2021 - The Rewilding Years
festival
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The Rewilding Years. In its second edition, the festival looks critically at the notion of “rewilding” and question both the biological and ethical implications of this action on micro and macro scales.

More Info

09.09.
common ground
co-learning
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From 6 to 9 p.m.

With CO-RE and BAM. Event closed for registration.

Hosted by Free Radicals

10.09.
NEIGHBOURHOOD #09
tour + sprechstunde
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A day of exchange between the direct neighbor:ing and the Floating: every 10th of the month from 2:30 to 5 p.m.

More Info

13. - 17.09.
memeclassworldwide
co-learning
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Event closed for registration.

Hosted by Free Radicals

16.09.
Common ground
co-learning
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6 to 9 p.m.

With CO-RE. Event closed for registration.

Hosted by Free Radicals

16.09.
Open Day
Academic Beach
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Floating open day with Dramaturgy, Hochschule für Musik und Theater Leipzig and Stage Design, Kunstakademie Düsseldorf – part of the Academic Beach programme.

Join us from 2 to 10 pm.

More information here

16. – 19.09.
Encounters
Academic Beach
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Dramaturgy, Hochschule für Musik und Theater Leipzig and Stage Design, Kunstakademie Düsseldorf working at Floating

More information here

16. – 19.09.
Institutional Feelings (part one)
Academic Beach
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Studio Experimentelles Design, Hochschule für bildende Künste Hamburg working at Floating.

More Information here

17. - 19.09.
CAMO HUT CLUB
workshop kidsuni
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Workshop for kids.

please register through kids@floating-berlin.org

More Info

20. - 26.09.
KA1028
co-learning
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Event closed for registration.

Hosted by Free Radicals

20.09. - 26.09.
under the ground
youth programme
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Artistic program of Kids Uni for young people. A workshop series in cooperation with the artist in residency Eva Meyer who will develop her own choreography with the participants.

Registration: kids@floating-berlin.org

More Info

20. – 26. 09.
UND
Academic Beach
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UND Berlin – Fermentation, Stabilität und Suche

Experimentelle Raumkonzepte, Fachbereich Kunst, Leitung Prof. Heiner Blum, Hochschule für Gestaltung Offenbach am Main working at Floating

23.09.
Open Day
Academic Beach
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Floating open day with »UND Berlin – Fermentation, Stabilität und Suche« (Experimentelle Raumkonzepte, Fachbereich Kunst, Leitung Prof. Heiner Blum, Hochschule für Gestaltung Offenbach am Main).

Join us from 2-10pm on site!

27.09. – 01.10.
Over walls and through undergrowth
Academic Beach
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The Institut für Geschichte und Theorie der Architektur und Stadt – GTAS, Technische Universität Braunschweig working at Floating.

More information here

26.09.
UNDER THE GROUND
workshop kids uni
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Workshop 13 – 17 Uhr

Alter 13 – 15 Jahre

please register through kids@floating-berlin.org

OCTOBER
WHAT
TYPE
30.09-02.10.
(How) do we (want to) work (together)?
Academic Beach
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PART TWO: Studio Experimentelles Design, Hochschule für bildende Künste Hamburg working at Floating.
More information here

01.-03.10.
Panta Rhei Collaborative
co-learning
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Event closed for registration.
Hosted by Free Radicals

04.-10.10
New cycles in theatre design
Academic Beach
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Stage- and costume design department, Hochschule für bildende Künste Dresden working at Floating.
More information here

04.-07.10.
Lütten Klein, Reims & Co.: Soziale Klasse neu gedacht?
Academic Beach
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Fakultät Gestaltung, Studiengang Gesellschaft- und Wirtschaftskommunikation, Universität der Künste Berlin working at Floating.
More information here

07.10.
Open Day
Academic Beach
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»New cycles in theatre design«: Stage- and costume design department, Hochschule für bildende Künste Dresden working at Floating.
More information here

 

07.10.
Open Day
Academic Beach
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»Lütten Klein, Reims & Co.: Soziale Klasse neu gedacht?« Fakultät Gestaltung, Studiengang Gesellschaft- und Wirtschaftskommunikation, Universität der Künste Berlin working at Floating

more information here

09.10.
UNDER THE GROUND
lecture performance
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Lecture Performance at 6pm

More Info

10.10.
UNDER THE GROUND
lecture performance
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Lecture Performance at 8pm

More Info

10.10.
NEIGHBOURHOOD #10
tour + sprechstunde
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A day of exchange between the direct neighbour:ing and the Floating: every 10th of the month from 2:30 to 5 p.m.

More Info

14.-17.10.
Soft Encounters
Free Radicals
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Exhibition by Parallax Lab

thursday, friday and sunday open from 4 to 9pm

saturday open from 2 – 9pm

The bar will be open!

13. – 24.10.
Sonic Synchronicity
Academic Beach
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DAF / Dynamische Akustische Forschung, Akademie der bildenden Künste Nürnberg working at Floating.

More information here

14.10+21.10.
Open Days + Bar
Academic Beach
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»Sonic Synchronicity«: DAF / Dynamische Akustische Forschung, Akademie der bildenden Künste Nürnberg working at Floating.

More information here

17.10.
Rising Seas
Conversation + Screening
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Rising Seas – a conversation with Vlado Velkov about art in water

With films by Kasia Fudakowski, Dafna Maimon and Yukihiro Taguchi & Chiara Ciccarello.

6.30 pm

Kasia Fudakowski and Vlado Velkov independently explore scenarios of rising water levels. Rising sea-levels are a clear consequence of climate change. In Fudakowski’s and Velkov’s work the water is rising for other reasons.

With Word Count, Kasia Fudakowski produces a series of surreal films that depict spoken words as a limited resource in the near future. In the film, a correlation is established between rising sea levels and the number of spoken words; in order to save the world from the coming flood, people are limited to speak 433 words a day (Cage-Law, alluding to John Cage’s 4’33”).

In the floating exhibition Odyssee – initiated in 2017 by Velkov at Lake Möhne (with the Arnsberg Art Association) the water level rises as the number of bathers increase. All artworks exhibited are in water and visitors are encouraged to swim, row or sail from work to work. This year, the water exhibition at Silbersee 2 was continued as part of Ruhr Ding: Klima.

In the evening, additional films by Dafna Maimon, Yukihiro Taguchi & Chiara Ciccarello will be shown, playfully and imaginatively opening the discussion in new directions.

Leaky Teeth, 2021 by Dafna Maimon
June returns to her family villa in the countryside to fix a leak in the ceiling. While she tries to control her life and environment an ever growing pain in her wisdom tooth escalates. But bodies are porous; they are made and remade in and through their relationship to the material world, and ignoring the body’s sensations – such as pain – further isolates oneself from those reciprocal relations. There are holes everywhere; time, space and bodies leak into and sponge off one another. We are thoroughly entangled  – whether we like it or not.

Discuvry, 2014 by Yukihiro Taguchi & Chiara Ciccarello
The stop-motion animation documents a one year and a half long self-build housing project in Berlin. It started as the artists moving out of their apartment to built a house out of found materials gathered from around the city and settled down on an empty plot in Kreuzberg. While inviting not only friends but also passersby the activities generated a chain reaction that led to create a self-built village of over one hundred inhabitants and a multicultural community by the end of summer 2014. A fire accident took place in the “village” in autumn 2014, and despite of protest all of the inhabitants were forcefully evicted.

18.10+25.10.
Flanerie as a subversive practice?
Academic Beach
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Fakultät Gestaltung, Institut für Theorie und Praxis der Kommunikation, Bachelor Studiengang Gesellschafts- und Wirtschaftskommunikation, Universität der Künste Berlin working at Floating.

More information here

19.-21.10.
Introduction for new students
Academic Beach
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For new students of Master’s programme Art in Context, Institut für Kunst im Kontext, Universität der Künste Berlin.

More information here

19.-26.10.
Inclusive Urbanism
Academic Beach
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21.10.
Art in Context
Academic Beach
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Meeting for new students of the MA programme Art in Context, Institut für Kunst im Kontext, Universität der Künste Berlin.

More information here

21.10.
Open Day + Bar
Academic Beach
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Open day starting at 6 pm

»Inclusive Urbanism«

Studio Raumproduktion, Fachgebiet Entwerfen und Gebäudeplanung, Institut für Architektur und Städtebau, Universität der Künste Berlin working at Floating.

More information here

23.-24.10.
NEIGHBOURHOOD WEEKEND #AUTUMN
EVENT
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A quarterly format to get in touch with and network the neighborhood. The programme on these two days is implemented in cooperation with various actors from the neighborhood and designed according to the season.
Saturday and Sunday from 11am – 5pm.
Further information about the event will be published here.

Ein vierteljährlich stattfindendes Format, um mit der Nachbarschaft in Kontakt zu kommen und sie zu vernetzen. Das Programm an diesen beiden Tagen wird in Zusammenarbeit mit verschiedenen Akteuren aus dem Quartier umgesetzt und entsprechend der Jahreszeit gestaltet.
Samstag und Sonntag jeweils von 11 – 17 Uhr.
Mehr Informationen über diese Veranstaltung hier.

28.20.
Dolphin Embassy
virtual tour + interview
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Dolphin Embassy. Virtual tour and interview with Ant Farm

7pm

During the Cold War, the Western powers and the Eastern bloc competed not only for the conquest of space, but also for supremacy on the seas. Beginning in 1974, in the climate of this political confrontation, Ant Farm, a legendary collective of artists and architects, developed the Dolphin Embassy, a utopian counterdesign to territorial appropriation and marine exploitation. The floating platform was to establish a community of humans and dolphins, whose interspecies communication and equal coexistence would be made possible by the animals’ high intelligence and the latest media technologies. The project centered on the question of how animals and humans can learn together and connect their knowledge in order to face ecological challenges together.
As part of the Cohabitation project, Christian Hiller (ARCH+) conducts a live video interview with Chip Lord and Curtis Schreier of Ant Farm. Together they embark on a virtual tour through the ideas and spaces of the Dolphin Embassy.

28.10.
Manifestival FM
FestivalTHF Radio
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THF radio are hosting a one-day Festival at Floating.

2 – 10 pm

More info you find here

30.-31.10.
Exploring specific area from an artistic research view
Academic Beach
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Humanwissenschaftliche Fakultät, Bildungswissenschaften, Department Ästhetische Bildung Kunst, Universität Potsdam working at Floating.

More information here

NOVEMBER
WHAT
TYPE
06.+07.11.
KIDSUNI FINALE
KIDSUNI
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More info coming soon.

10.11.22
Büro für Nachbarschaftliche Netzwerke
NN
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More info coming soon.

DECEMBER
WHAT
TYPE
4.12.2021
OFFENE TÜR
Nachbarschaftliche Netzwerke + Kidsuni
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12 – 4 pm: Punsch und Kekse, Neuigkeiten, Wasseranalyse und Kinderuni youtube Kanal. Wir begrüßen den Winter in der Floating University. Punch and cookies, gossip, water analysis and kidsuni youtube channel. We welcome the winter in Floating University.