Turning the Collar, Climate Care

Fri, September 29, 2023

19:30 - 20:30

Climate Care, Floating University, Berlin

Since 2019, Climate Care has been running at the Floating University, Berlin. Over 2023, this 10-day festival engages with theory and practice at the intersection of climate challenges, ethics of care and environmental humanities.

Emerging from weathering the conditions and uniqueness of the Floating University site – a partially contaminated rainwater retention basin serving Tempelhofer Feld. Over the years, the program has resulted from an in-depth cohabitation with the constructed water infrastructure, its human culture and its multispecies overlays.

Since its inception in 2019, Repair Acts has been involved in the festival. With the first edition exploring the complex interplay between ecology, pedagogies and ethics of care and sought to address climate breakdown through a curriculum for urban practice. The second edition, in 2021, critically explored the notion of rewilding as an alternative to the city’s plans to “renaturalise” the basin. The programme questioned both the biological and ethical implications of this intervention at micro and macro levels.

For the third edition, Climate Care 2023 continues its engagement with the site of the Floating University by prototyping a more-than-human collective and collaborative approach to the negotiation, care-taking, maintenance and mediation of hybrid urban infrastructures in Berlin and beyond.

On Friday, 22nd Sept, Turning the Collar will be screened from 19.30-20.30 with post-screening conversations with the documentaries maker Teresa Dillon and artist and co-founder of Tactical Technology, Marek Tuszynski.