Poets‘ Corner in Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg

Watching Things Grow

2023-06-06, 6:00 PM

Floating University | Lilienthalstraße 32 | 10965 Berlin


Since 2018, the former rainwater retention pool has been open to the public as a Floating University, a place for gathering, sharing and learning. Floating University also stands for a space created by humans, which nature has reclaimed over the years and now continues to exist in an exchange between humans, animals and nature and relies on sustainable, solidary interconnections. While new species are emerging and growing here, a unique architecture has also developed that is open to the neighbourhood and the inhabitans of Berlin as an opportunity for social and cultural participation. The interaction with existing Naturecultures also shapes the texts of the readers in various ways. All of them have already encountered the Floating in their own practice and will refer to the unique place in their texts.


Moderation: Raphael Koranda

The event will be held mainly in German.


Free entry

The project is funded as part of „Neustart Kultur“, the program of the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media and by Deutscher Literaturfonds e.V. The 24th poesiefestival berlin is a project of Haus für Poesie in cooperation with Akademie der Künste and is supported by Hauptstadtkulturfonds.