Kids Uni 2023

© Gülsüm Güler, Constanze Flamme, Ute Lindenbeck

Harvest and Feast

Monday October 23rd – Wednesday October 25th 2023


workshop and dinner in Autumn Holidays !

The floating season is coming to an end, what a year it was! First the reeds were gone, then the water, then suddenly we were allowed to dam up the rainwater and then the reeds came back too. And the frogs were not gone at all.

In the autumn holidays we invite you to the Floating University for three days of harvesting. We will preserve our best actions, pick herbs and ideas, collect seeds and impressions, press and process our photo archive 2023 into magazines, posters and flyers for the coming year and build a Kidsuni sign for the entrance gate. On Monday, we dive into water-themes, we mix drinks for the WasserkostBar and invite passers-by to try them, we put together our Floating Tea and look for water stories in the alphabet soup. On Tuesday we dig carefully in the different Floating Soils and see who we can welcome there and we really eat soil. On Wednesday we listen to the trees, cook with bark and we harvest mushrooms. We end each day with a festive meal that we put together ourselves.


Funded by Senate of culture and social cohesion, multi-sectional funding for festivals and series (two years).



Organised by Anja Fiedler, Jade Dreyfuss, Ute Lindenbeck

Water-tasting Bar: an offer for schools

© Gülsüm Güler, Constanze Flamme, Ute Lindenbeck

Week-Days with registration
9am – 1pm

We are now offering a project day on the topic of water for primary schools in Berlin. We are targeting multilingual groups of pupils, and want to welcome classes as the performative and activist approach of the WaterCostBar enables translingual experiences and insights.

We invite you to become part of Floating University‘s WasserkostBar. Floating University is located in a rainwater retention basin. Find out what it is a “sponge city” and why Berlin wants to become one. We’ll also take a look at where our water comes from, where water is found and what we put into it and why. We will find, drink and eat different water mixes together and once you have become water experts, you will make your own drinks for the WasserkostBar and for our water library.
These can be delicious, thought-provoking, shocking and funny. Let us surprise you!

The WasserkostBar is supported by Berliner Wasserbetriebe.

Grades 3-6
Workshop: 4 -4.5 hours

Organised by Anja Fiedler und Ute Lindenbeck of Floating Kidsuni.

Weather Report Station: 3 days kite workshop

credits : Rienke Enghardt

Friday 15th of September until Sunday 17th of September
FR 4pm – 6pm, Sa 2pm – 5pm, So 2pm – 4pm


September marks the beginning of autumn and with it kite season! Rienke Enghardt’s “Weather Report” project is all about flying kites. We meet in her “Weather Report Station” and together we will label and paint a giant kite on a current theme. On the second day, we will make small kites and fly them and the big kite at the “Giant Kite Festival” on Tempelhofer Feld. And on the third day, we will present our kites on the grounds of the Floating University and take a flying lesson together.

The “Weather Report Station” is an interactive mobile hotspot. In it, small groups of participants* will collect common expressions and formulations on significant topics,  formulated together during the gatherings and around a large kite.

Under the central question “What will the weather be like?” the situation around local and international (European) issues is addressed in words and pictures. The main goal is to arrive at new and clear insights, which will be collected on a long HBX art kite that can rise and travel to the cities to serve as inspiration and starting point for next meetings.

Age 8 and older.
Participance for a single day is possible.
Registration :

Rienke Enghardt is a visual artist specialising in collective art and community art. Since 1991, Rienke has travelled the world with her collective artist project Weather Report. With this project she explores the art climate and seeks dialogue to create a more complete picture of reality together with others.

Organized by : Rienke Enghardt in cooperation with Floating Kidsuni

Compostable puppets

May 28th, 2 – 5 pm

We build puppets out of compostable ingredients.

We can’t see it, but this is under our feet : life in soil. How is the soil made? Can we imagine what it looks like? Together, we will build compostable and composable puppets and create stories out of vegetables peelings. There will be no puppeteers: the puppets will move us.

Jade Dreyfuss is multi-disciplinary drewer and gives Kids Workshop at Floating University. Adriano Bagatelli is puppeteer and musician of the band “Puppetmastaz”.

Age 7 and older. Registration: kids(at)

WatertastingBar – Tour and Presentation

June 14th 2023
9:00 – Baerwaldbrücke
10:15 – Admiralbrücke
11:30 – Zickenplatz

From April – June 2023, students from Bürgermeister-Herz GS, Lemgo GS and Karlsgarten GS and artists from Thikwa Theaterwerkstätten have been researching around the topic of water. They mixed exciting, tasty, shocking drinks and collected their stories about water, they puzzled and built and they came up with water choreographies. Now they are touring the neighborhood with the WasserkostBar and inviting people to try it.

Moving Mushrooms

June 24th + 25th, 2 – 5 pm
in the frame of (Re-)Gaining Ecological Futures: Mycopoetics

We say mushroom, and mean the fruit of a large network that is hidden from us. We want to learn more about this living creature. On the first day, we will look for different fungi in the Floating University, from mold to wood fungus to lichen, and look at them very closely. What do we see and what do the mushrooms tell us, with whom do they live together and how did they get the name “Wood Wide Web”? On the second day we become mushrooms ourselves, form surprising connections and build our own moving network, which we spread in the rainwater basin.

Jade Dreyfuss and Ute Lindenbeck
Age 8 and older. Registration: kids(at)


Watertasting-Bar: 4 workshops lead to one bar
Presentation: June 14 at three different places in Kreuzberg

Our drinking water is precious and we often pollute it thoughtlessly without questioning and changing our behavior. For the project “Watertasting-Bar”, the team of the Floating Kinderuni invites students and artists to the Kreuzberg rainwater retention basin to experience the water cycle and get to the bottom of our water consumption in many different ways. Together, we are looking for ideas and plan a mobile bar that offers different water mixes, bringing taste explosions and the topic of water into conversations on Berlin’s streets and squares. From April to August 2023, different groups will create the Watertasting-Bar in four labs. In lab we will look at water cycles in Berlin and create different water mixes from ingredients we find in the Floating University: these can be delicious, amazing, detoxifying, thought-provoking, utopian, healthy, shocking, and more. In the second lab we design bar situations and models, which artists of the Thikwa Workshop for Theater and Art take up in the third lab and translate into a wooden construction of the mobile bar. In the fourth lab we will develop movement sequences that invite people to visit and linger at the Watertasting-Bar. The questions are: How do we invite tasting? How do we let guests experience the preciousness of water? What else can we put in the water to have an occasion to come together? Or do we come together and then the water comes? Each lab will conclude with a public testing event. For the inauguration of the WasserkostBar we invite all participating actors to come together with their experiences and stories about water. And then the Watertasting-Bar will set off on its journey into the neighborhood.

Funded by Berlin projectfunding for cultural education


KidsUni Items in Floating Repository.

Kids uni is funded by
"Kultur macht stark" (Bündnisse für Bildung)
Berliner Projektfonds Kulturelle Bildung