Hello there dear friends and art lovers,
I want to share with you a cool venue I have discovered –“The floating University” – a temporary and experimental architectural venue that was built in a big rainwater basin in the outskirts of Tempelhofer Feld, by the architects‘ collective raumlaborberlin. The space was created for art and architecture students, as well as scientists from more than twenty international universities, in order for them to research and investigate together daily routines and practices of urban living and formulate visions and ideas for a better future city. They do so through interesting collaborations with artists, local experts, architects, musicians and dancers.
In this unique, modular structure you can find learning spaces, auditorium, laboratory tower for water filtration, a bar and so on.
When I visited the place, it was so remote and surreal, I almost forgot I am in Berlin and felt as if I got to a hippie farm in Brandenburg or some sort of a spaceship parking space…
During an ´open weeks´ event, the venue will be open to the public and offer various workshops, lectures, symposiums and concerts but If you are curious to see it beforehand, it is open to the public on Thursdays between 16:00 to 20:00. You can have an impression, get a drink at the bar, chill at the “Port of Sunken Dreams” and dip your feet in the hot tub. At 18:00 starts a rubber boots tour through the spaces, so make sure you leave your stilettos at home…
On this upcoming Sunday, there´s an electro-acoustic music performance starting 18:00 by musicians who are investigating the sounds produced by plants and animals. I wonder how will it be. The performance is free of charge.
Where is it: Lilienthalstraße 32, 10965, Berlin-Kreuzberg
10 min walking distance from U-bahn station Südstern
More details in the link below:
Whether you like music, dance or art, each one can find something interesting in August:
“People” festival at the Funkhaus – during this upcoming weekend the second edition of the independent music festival “people” will take place – 160 artists and musicians (the full list of participants can be found in the website) will be performing, spontaneously and without a known line-up, across 8 stages and studios at the stunning historic venue called Funkhaus. The Funkhaus is an overwhelming complex, that used to be a former GDR broadcast centre, built in the 1950´s, located overlooking the river spree. Nowadays, the huge venue houses artists’ studios, concert halls, event hall, café and more.
Tanz im August – Berlin´s international festival for contemporary dance, offering four weeks of different productions, from ballet shows to experimental performances, by international stars as well as newcomers, in different venues throughout the city.
Project Space – Project Space is an art festival, taking place for the fourth time this August. It is a platform for the independent art scene of Berlin, with 27 experimental spaces taking part and hosting exhibitions, performances and events on various themes (such as cultural identity, migration and so on). The idea is that each day a different space has 24 hours to open its doors to the public.
A list of all participating venues, including a calendar and a map, can be found here:
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She who loves Art