18 June–1 September 2023
Project group station urbaner kulturen
Artistic Ecologies* uses artistic means and collaborations with the neighborhood to create a sustainable educational space. Here, issues of education, participation, networking and ecology will be set in a local context and adressed from global, decolonial and collective perspectives. A former trade fair pavilion from 1971 will be erected and transformed into an outdoor classroom with the Konrad-Wachsmann-Schule and the Bildungsverein Bautechnik on the green space called “Place Internationale” close to station urbaner kulturen/nGbK Hellersdorf. The pavilion will be made available to school classes and interested groups as a learning and meeting place. It seeks to exemplifiy a school that reflects the diversity and interaction of its ecological surroundings and its neighborhood.
Three artistic interventions will activate this new educational space. Initiatives and institutions from the district will be brought together at collaborative cooking performances by Sujatro Ghosh with local cooking groups, including locally harvested food. In exchange with residents living around the green land, the rampe:aktion group will translate decolonial concepts and practices of urban resistance from Latin America into audio-visual stories with the help of collaborative film and sound works created in workshops in Colombia and Hellersdorf. Marina Resende Santos and Margarete Kiss will appropriate “Place Internationale” during a project week with 7th grade pupils from Caspar-David-Friedrich-Schule in Hellersdorf. Using playful artistic methods in an outdoor laboratory set-up, pupils will measure the capacity of the green space´s plants to absorb CO₂, learn to recognize plant types, and sharpen their perception of the space and the environment.
The project will be thematically complemented by an open-air summer cinema program on the green space, curated by Florian Wüst. A selection of films will present international perspectives from the Global South on ecology, education, the right to land, and on relationships between people and nature.
- Title borrowed from Pablo Martinez, Emily Pethick and What, How & For Whom/WHW.
Sunday, 18 June 2023, 19:00
Open air: Dinner + film evening
Friday, 30 June 2023, 19:00
Open air: Networking get-together, cooking performance, film evening
Monday, 03 July 2023
Open air: Project week “Jeden Stein umdrehen: die Schule der Grünfläche”
Thursday, 27 July 2023, 15:00–18:00
Open air: Filmworkshop “Plaudernde Welten – Mundos parlantes” with rampe:aktion
Friday, 28 July 2023, 20:00
Open air: Cooking performance + film evening on the green land
Friday, 04 August 2023, 16:00
Open air: Sound walk, final presentation, cooking performance, DJ set
Friday, 01 September 2023, 20:00
Open air: Final evening, dinner and film evening
The project is part of the DRAUSSENSTADT initiative, funded by the Berliner Projektfonds Urbane Praxis and the Senate Department for Culture and Community.