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Picking up the trail from the swimming marketplace event at APW Berlin 2009 we invite Berlin visitors, friends, and attendees of the APW 2011 on themes of water, food, health to join our 2-day event: walks, raft-building and swimming garden team workshops, floating stage garden and Spree river performances.
SPREE terrace @ Radialsystem . Holzmarktstr. 33 . 10243 Berlin
DAY 1: 13 September // 12-6 p.m.
12-3 pm On the trail SPREE WALKS
3-6 pm All hands on deck RAFT BUILDING AND SWIMMING GARDEN TEAM WORKSHOPS
DAY 2: 14 September // 6-10 pm
6-7 pm METAMORPHOSES Floating Stage Garden Opening
7-9 pm WATER SCENES Stories and Choreographies
10 pm WATER MUSIC
REGISTRATION REQUIRED // LIMITED TICKETS
2-days-special (all events included) tickets 130€ (+MwSt) // Deadline to register 31 Aug
Spree walks (13 Sept) tickets 25€ (+MwSt)
hands-on-workshop (13 Sept) tickets 89€ (+MwSt) // Deadline to register 31 Aug
floating performances (14 Sept) tickets 25€ (+MwSt)
1 free ticket if you find our message in a bottle
20 Aug 2011 // 7-8 pm, during Aktionstag ‘DA MACH ICK MIT’
DAS NUMEN artists invited us to colaborate in their H2O project – an experimental installation testing to turn Spree river water into drinking water quality with help of plants, micro-organism, mussels, mushrooms, and other biological filters. We contributed with a SPREEWASCHGARTEN – a swimming garden plant filter in a box.
Vanarasi – New York – Berlin. For centuries, cities have been built from the water inward, yet oftentimes today, urban waterscapes are viewed as barriers and are limited to passive enjoyment. By exploring the Berlin Spreeraum, Indian scholars hosted by the GIZ were introduced to its history, appeal and controversy demonstrated through post-industrial architecture, temporary uses and derelict land. During this Walk&Talk, participants exchanged with us on how to negotiate cultural versus municipal interests as well as post-industrial versus industrializing processes on urban waterbodies.
2010/09/23 // Brotfabrik Kino Berlin
The Berlin initiative Berliner Wassertisch set-up a petition for a citizens’ referendum to open Berlin’s so-far secrete water privatisation contracts from 1998. In order to initiate a broader public dialogue we organized a premiere evening for the documentary WATER MAKES MONEY by the independent filmmakers Leslie Franke and Herdolor Lorenz. Besides discussing and of course drinking water, we learned how to “Ziel-Fisch” in front of the Brotfabrik Kino Berlin. Thanks to all joining our event and supporting public discussion.
2010/04-07 Guest lecturing and co-directing Urban Design Summer Studio
We were invited to co-supervise the summer studio “Merging Sustainable Infrastructure Systems, the Poetics of Space and Culture” within the Master Program Urban Design at TU Berlin.
It was quite interesting to see, how the international students link to the idea of sustainability in the context of changing and evolving basic daily infrastructures like energy, water and food in different urban contexts and regions. We say thanks to Dr. Rafael Pizarro for the inivitation and want to congratulate the students who gained an award for their concept. Keep it up!
2011/05/ 22-25 // plenary talk at the Stockholm Cities of the Future Conference
“Urban Aquaculture – Reimagining blue-green infrastructure as transforming catalysts for liveable and lively water-wise cities“ by Grit Bürgow
25/02/ 2010 // Plenum talk
The network GWS invited us to talk about `possibility spaces´. We introduced our working series between water, dance and borderlining and had two inspiring days full of creativity and curiosity in Stuttgart/ Germany. Thanks for the invitation and we hope to see you all again to continue communication and cooperation.
2010/01/ 12 Guest Lecture // Master Program Environmental Management
held by Anja Steglich & Grit Bürgow @ TU Berlin, Faculty VI Planning Building Environment, Department of Landscape Planning and Landscape Development
Urban Design and Environmental Management include themes of informal growth, local ressources and adapted design. We raised different questions and discussed options concerning energy, food and water supply, which evolve along the global trend of urbanization focussing on Rio de Janeiro and Berlin.
2009/10/ 14-17 // Wet-Together, Berlin Engelbecken
Along the APW Berlin 2009 we invited German and Asian traders and business partners for a hands-on-get-together to create a swimming market place – as floating raft installation made out of bamboo – whereas setting the symbolic link to the APW Berlin 2011 on themes of water, food, and health.