Between Us and Nature – A Reading Club #37 – At Floating University – Symbiotic Planet / Ashore by Lynn Margulis

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Hosts:​ Eva-Fiore Kovacovsky, artist, and Sina Ribak, researcher for ecologies and the artsIn collaboration with Zabriskie Buchladen für Kultur und Natur

Climate Care 2021: The Rewilding Years

Diving into Lynn Margulis’ writing, Between Us and Nature pays attention to the concept of Hypersea, including the principle of recycling of matter as a fundamental ecosystem service.Participants learn about the symbiogenetic interconnections that allow living matter to move from the ocean to the land. The reading group takes place at the Climate Care festival on the site of the Floating University. It is an invitation to speculate on the possibilities of interliving at the human-made rainwater retention basin, looking at it as a site of animated water

Between Us and Nature is an ongoing reading club that chooses texts related to natural sciences, art, anthropology, postcolonialism and the (post)anthropocene from a female perspective. Attendees read passages together out loud, and share experiences and thoughts about the nature they live in. Looking beyond disciplines, the group creates a space to learn from and with bacteria, algae, fungi, soil and multinaturalist narratives. 

COVID-19: Please remember that visitors need a negative test result from the same day, proof of vaccination (2x) or recovery and a ffp2 mask to visit the site. Maintain a minimum distance of 1.5 meters from others. The festival is following the Berlin senate’s ongoing Covid­19 guidelines.

NOTE the TIME: We start at 17:00 CEST. We have 1 hour reading together. We are super happy to meet you all soon in real life! 
What:​ The Reading Club is in English language
Where​: Floating University: Lilienthalstraße 32, 10965 Berlin ­Kreuzberg 10 minutes walking distance from underground train station U­Südstern (which has elevator access) or directly with the104 bus, station: Friedhöfe Columbiadamm (Berlin).
When:​ Friday 3rd of September 17:00–18:00 CEST (sharp!)
Participating:​ Entry to Climat Care events is free, but we encourage donations upon arrival. The Floating University is open to everybody during opening hours, even if you just want to stroll around.

Climate Care 03–12 September, 2021 Daily from 14:00–24:00 program