Theory and Practice on a Natureculture Learning Site
Curated by Gilly Karjevsky & Rosario Talevi
Climate Care is a festival engaged with theory and practice at the intersection of climate challenges, ethics of care and environmental humanities. Emerging from weathering the conditions of its site, the program is a result of in-depth cohabitation with the constructed water infrastructure, its human culture and its multispecies overlays.
This non-natural-natural site is diverse, complex and evocative, and acting as its custodians brings many questions the festival hope to address: How do we hold space and sites for the complexity of our moment? How do we seek, create, and implement planetary alliances on a locally complex site?
A Curriculum for
Urban Practice (2019)
Climate Care: Digital Archive
In September 2021, Climate Care: The Rewilding Years, the second edition of the festival, was an impulse to bring into public debate what the city of Berlin can learn from different rewilding practices, be they social, technical, ecological, artistic or political. This theme responded to the City of Berlin’s intention to transformation the site through a “naturalisation” process. The festival looked critically at the notion of “rewilding” by questioning the biological and ethical implications of this action on micro and macro scales.
The archive was conceptualised by ATLAS/STUDIO (Lucía Alonso & Ernesto Bauer) and programmed by Lucas Pose, with a graphic re-design by STUDIO YUKIKO. Special thanks to Nicolás Cohen and Antonela Ferrari Milano.
Following the conclusion of the 2019 festival, this online repository archives the activities that inhabited the basin through images, videos and text documentation: from hot-compost-making, experimenting with bio-materials, the baking of urban hives, weather writing or “tuning-in” methods, reading aloud and looking at care on a planetary scale.
The archive was conceptualised by ATLAS/STUDIO (Lucía Alonso & Ernesto Bauer) and programmed by Lucas Pose, with graphic design by Roman Karrer.