3-5 November 2016
Opening at Naturkundenmuseum, Festival at Kühlhaus, Luckenwalder Str. 3, 10963 Berlin
The time has come for the second edition of STATE Festival, the interdisciplinary science festival directed by Christian Rauch and curated by a team that includes Daniela Silvestrin and Pablo Rojas, among others.I will write more about it soon (and about the Berlin Science Week the festival is part of as well), so I won’t going into details here and just recommend you to join the free warm-up at Naturkundenmuseum; it is anyway a highlight of mine because it features a discussion about animal emotions and it gives me the chance to pay another visit to the beautiful T-Rex Tristan.
5 November 2016, 7-9 pm
Starship Nr.15, Magazine Launch
Between Bridges, Keithstrasse 15, 10787 Berlin
Starship is one of the first independent magazines I discovered and bought as I had just moved to Berlin: I have a soft spot for stapled magazines printed on thin paper (ahem, I publish one) and I loved its humour, weirdness and beauty at first sight. Issue 15 is out and will be launched at Between Bridges, the non-profit exhibition space organised by Wolfgang Tillmans.
ONGOING, Mon-Sun 10am-6pm
Museum, Standort Prenzlauer Allee 227, Haupthaus, 1. OG, Räumen 106-107
This is an ongoing exhibition – nothing lasts forever but there’s no scheduled closing date yet – so you could actually go there later, yet why not this week, and why not more than once: there’s plenty to watch, read and listen in this show at the district museum of Pankow. It tells you stories about Berlin right before, during and after the Fall of the Wall, starting from seven specific and especially relevant areas of Berlin Prenzlauerberg. Yes, Prenzlauerberg; in those days it was a center of avantgarde, creative and self-organised artistic, social and political activities and communities that criticised and opposed the regime. The show is impressive and touching to me as I live in the area, but it could affect the same way or even more the ones who have hardly adventured north of Kotti so far.
6 November 2016, 7-9pm
Cluster #2 – Concert with Matthias Koole, Stefan Prins & Guests
Labor Neunzehn, Kiefholzstr.19, 12435 Berlin
Second appointment of the Cluster series, taking place in a lovely studio near Treptower Park and featuring intimate concerts focused on Neue Musik, live electronic, improvisation and collaboration. This time with guitarist Matthias Koole and composer Stefan Prins, joined by guests Jack Adler-Mckean (tuba) and Matthew Conley (trumpet) during the second session. It’s free! But you need to register, do it while you can, I understand there are only few places left