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Das Baumhaus is a collaborative project between neighbors and local & international artists to build a tree house for use as a public space in Berlin-Wedding starting this year. Together they’re acting on the little voice in their heads that says, “What is it I can do to make the world a better place?”

Their answer is to act locally and create a space that inspires people to come together, communicate in meaningful ways and become part of a growing culture of active engagement and cooperation to develop trans-local sustainable solutions.

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Call For Participation

Imagine a place, an informal and inspiring atmosphere, where you can meet other enthusiastic, like-minded people committed to making Berlin and the world a better place. On August 16th, the Emergent Berlin Festival invites you to Spreefeld (Köpenicker Str. 49) to become part of a growing sustainable urban culture.

Emergent Berlin is a one-day event to inform, network, exchange, collaborate, celebrate and have fun with each other in the spirit of becoming active participants in the quest to make Berlin, and maybe even the world, a better place. Emergent Berlin focuses on local projects and finding ways to connect people who are already working for a more sustainable city and those who are interested in the topic. They believe that connecting people means empowering them and their ideas.

For the Call, they are looking for people who are engaged in making Berlin a more sustainable place and who would like to present their work during the festival. There will be rooms and outdoor spaces to hold short (10 min) lectures (Projektpräsentationen) and workshops. For the presentations, each group should pick up a few central questions:

  • What am I doing to help grow a sustainable urban culture in Berlin?
  • What is my current problem/vision?
  • How do I connect with other people?

Please consider a broad spectrum of sustainable impact areas including but not limited to: personal, social, cultural, economic, ecologic & aesthetic.

Send them a short description of your organization / initiative / project / art / performance / workshop / presentation before July 15 and let them know how you would like to participate in this year’s fest.

submit to: emergent [dot] berlin [at] gmail [dot] com

Apart from presentations and workshops, there will be an accompanying program including a groovy party in the boathouse. There will even be a special boat ferry especially for Emergent Berlin guests! They are also looking for people involved in sustainable food initiatives to help make some home cooked healthy food.

After last year’s successful launch of Emergent Berlin, they are looking forward to another fruitful event on the exciting Spreefeld site.

Feel free to contact them for more information.

contact: emergent [dot] berlin [at] gmail [dot] com

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