OO – Open Occulto
New date to be announced
Prinzenstraße 35-38/Prinzessinnenstr. 15, 10969 Berlin
Public transport: U8 Moritzplatz (not barrier-free), M29 Oranienplatz, Bus 140 Prinzenstr./Ritterstr., U8/U1 Kottbusser Tor
Open Occulto is a public outdoor gathering organized by the editorial team of Occulto for contributors, readers, colleagues, old and new friends, and keen strangers. Participants are invited to visit – and tend – a garden of ideas, stories, and practices that will connect with past and future Occulto publications and events, while also encouraging detours into new collaborations and projects.
The first meeting will take place at Prinzessinnengarten Moritzplatz, on a date to be announced soon, and feature presentations, readings, and open discussion. There will be some snacks. Please bring your own drinks and respect the garden rules, and let us know in advance if you plan to come (info[at]occultomagazine.com).
Occulto is an independent magazine that brings together sciences, humanities and arts, with an inclination towards natural and formal sciences and their (cultural) histories. In its pages, complexity can live together with humor, autobiography, nonsense, visual experiments, poetry. Each issue features long essays, artist’s projects, and one compilation or split album of experimental music from Italy curated by Onga of Boring Machines. A series of concerts, performances and other cultural events hosted by several Berlin independent venues is connected to and informed by the publication. Occulto is the uncompromising yet amiable crossing between an avant-garde magazine and a science school book. It is curated, edited and published in English language by Alice Cannavà, together with a growing group of editors and the contributors.
Topics featured by Occulto so far include early modern colonial fishery, algebraic topology, the least understood aspects of the photosynthetic process, precambrian life, contemporary non-classical logic, speculative evolution and fantazoology, the antirelativity movement within physics, the true story of the fake world’s oldest bible, the discovery of the molecular structure of proteins, an artificial language with many Umlauts called Volapük, and an urban legend about a nuclear reactor to be built on the Pfaueninsel in South-West Berlin.