A Curriculum for Urban Practice (August 1-10, 2019)
Climate Care explored correlations between environment, urban practice and education by devising a programme for climate challenges. Climate Care brings the affirmative attitude of care discourse into climate topics, tackling not only environmental issues, but caring for the entangled social, political and economical climates that surrounds us today.
On the site of the Floating
University, a rainwater retention basin that serves Berlin’s Tempelhofer Feld, a variety of animals, plants and algae have taken root and given birth to a unique landscape: a man-made environment reclaimed by nature where polluted water coexists with the university’s relatively new presence, a natureculture or a third landscape. It is the complexity of the basin site and the various forms of knowledge growing on it that have led us to consider climate and care for this year’s Floating University programme.
In Climate Care, artists, thinkers, scientists, activists and designers are invited to propose educational modules that encourage embodied and tacit knowledge to emerge from experiences on site. From compost making, experimentation with bio-materials and the construction of urban hives, to weather writing and “tuning-in” methods, looking at care on a planetary scale within the basin itself, the programme is conceived of as a curriculum for urban practice.
With: Olivier Gobelet, Rachid Moro, Animalesque AA Visiting School, Alexandra Genis, Selina Syed, Valeria Schwarz, Sabine Zahn, Julien Fargetton, Die Foodbrücke, The Perennial Institute, Extinction Rebellion, Ana Lisa Alperovich, Susan Ploetz, Katherine Ball, Sabine Vogel, Martina Kolarek, Symbiosfera, Organic Structure und Kollektiv Eigenklang, Rebecca Abena Kennedy-Asante, Imeh Ituen and Sumugan Sivanesan (BIPoC vs. CO2), Miriam Wistreich, Patricia Reed, Klimanotstand, Sabine Vogel, Mauricio Corbalan, Sandra Bartoli, Fiona Shipwright und Ian Warner (Way Too Concrete), Pinewax Records, Teresa Dillon, Daphne Dragona, Elise Hunchuck and many more.