Discursive Dinner

Floating e.V. info@floating-berlin.org floating-berlin.org abhängig von Anmeldungen Lilienthalstraße 32, 10965 Berlin
ABC+D – A Basin Conversation + Dinner Can A Basin Own Itself? with Charlie Fisher (Dark Matter Labs) Time: Thursday ... Discursive Dinner

Outdoor event, wheelchair accessible, floor condition paved, assistance on site, ramps.

Parking spaces are available directly in front of the site, access by public transport possible, but connected with a short way (600 m) to the site, which is not paved everywhere (gravel, cobblestones), nearest subway stop Südstern, alternatively the bus M49 cemeteries Columbiadamm

depending on the registrations

Gender-neutral toilets, spatially-barrier-free access, no diaper-changing facilities in the sanitary facilities.

Natural light (outdoor location), sounds of nature (frogs, crows, etc.), the sounds of other people and programs on site - there is an opportunity to remove yourself from the event situation and minimize possible stimuli. During the time of the event the area is a public space, there will be passers-by, during the Clarifying Talks some people will be in conversation with each other, others will be able to listen and participate.

The dinner is free for all registrants. There will be the possibility of free drinking water, also there will be the possibility to buy drinks on a donation basis.

The program will not be suitable for children. The entire area of the Floating will be accessible during the program and can serve as a play area, but only at your own responsibility. There are no special changing or breastfeeding facilities but many different rooms and also places of retreat. Parking facilities for strollers are available.

Yes there will be an awareness person present.
We wish to treat each other with consideration and solidarity. All information about the awareness concept can be found here https://www.urbanepraxis.berlin/awareness/
You can reach our awareness team of the practice week at the operating times under: +49 157 53 55 41 96 and on site at Mehringpl

ABC+D – A Basin Conversation + Dinner

Can A Basin Own Itself? with Charlie Fisher (Dark Matter Labs)

Time: Thursday September 7 at 6pm

Bring: Curiosity + Cash for drinks. Food will be provided. Food will be provided.

The way we currently fund, design, and develop new homes is deeply unsustainable: unaffordable, waste intensive, and short-lived in quality. We can no longer think of housing as a separate issue; it sits at the heart of the multiple crises we are currently facing – and requires a systems’ solution to address them. „FreeHouse“ is an explorative project by Dark Matter Labs imagining housing as a service, residents as stewards and asking questions of ownership. Can a home own itself?

During our dinner conversation we will attempt to spin this idea further and apply it to the case of Floating Berlin. Do reeds have rights? Can the infrastructure own itself?

ABC+D is a series of focused dinner discussions on various subjects between an eclectic group of individuals. Each conversation is ‘triggered’ by a brief expert input, that is followed by a discussion amongst everyone at the table. There is just one rule: One conversation at a time. Let’s see where the discussion takes us.

RSVP is required! Spaces are limited to 15 participants. Please rsvp to info@floating-berlin.org. If you need to cancel your reservation please let us know well in advance.

No prior knowledge or preparation required – come as you are!

event location:

Floating University, Lilienthalstraße 32, 10965 Berlin

Organization / Initiative:

Floating e.V.


This program/workshop/publication is supported by the Senate Department for Urban Development, Building and Housing as part of the expansion of the Netzwerkstelle Urbane Praxis, carried out by Urbane Praxis e.V..