Floating University Berlin workshop

Floating University Berlin, 10965 Berlin, Lilienthalstraße, Jul 2018

photo by Alexandre Furtado Melville
photo by Alexandre Furtado Melville
From May to September 2018 raumlaborberlin invites into a visionary inner city offshore- laboratory for collective, experimental learning, knowledge transfer and the formation of trans-disciplinary networks to challenge routines and habits of urban practices – the Floating University Berlin.

A rainwater basin right next to the former Tempelhof airfield will be the gathering place for visiting students and scientists from more than twenty international universities as well as artist from all over the world, local experts, architects, musicians, and dancers. All of them come together to research and investigate the daily routines and practices of urban living and to formulate visions and ideas for an organizational transformation. In the experimental area around the rainwater retention basin the Floating University is looking for contemporary, resilient forms of urban practice with a visionary focus on an unknown future.

Community architecture born of shared practices – Change the society with small impulses

Fri, 06.07.18 - Sun, 08.07.18, 11:00 - 17:00
Floating University Berlin, 10965 Berlin, Lilienthalstraße

What kind of local support systems can we build right here and now? In the course of the workshop, a map, a timeline and a strategy will be created, for building complex patterns and systems of change through relatively small interactions. Participants will explore how patterns of interaction can become ecosystems and societies. The question will be raised of what kind of local support systems can possibly be build at this given moment, between the Floating University and the local neighborhood?

With Jeanne van Heeswijk and Annet van Otterloo

July 6 – 8, 11 am – 5 pm

This Workshop is open for all. Please register at

Workshop photos courtesy: Alexandre Furtado Melville