SITUATED ECOLOGIES – sounding ecological entanglements in urban environments

Situated Ecologies wove together ecology, art and activism, focusing in on the locality of Berlin. It took place on 1-3 September at the Floating University, aiming to become a space for reflection on climate justice and ecological entanglements in urban environments.

Featuring workshops, soundwalks, performances, and collective meals, Situated Ecologies invited artistic and collective constellations to open the space for exchange, storytelling and listening. Focusing on migrant and marginalised perspectives, the three-day festival was envisaged as a gathering of artistic practices and community experiences. Through listening with and sounding urban ecologies, it hoped to expand individual practices into a collective ecosystem, cross-pollinating across diverse communities and spaces.

Photos: Helena Majewska

Curated by SONIC TOMORROW (Hanna Grześkiewicz & Julian Rieken)

Produced by IMPULS

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Friday (Planting and Becoming)

18.00-19.15 (Auditorium)
re-rooting – Conversation about migrant perspectives on foraging and community gardening with Juan Donoso (Garden of All Worlds), Zeren Oruc & Ixmucané Reyes (Voces de Guatemala)

19.30-20.15 (Water Basin)
Voicing Ritual with Otucha Collective

20.30-21.30 (Auditorium)
Film Screening: Bibi Seshanbe (dir. Saodat Ismailova)

With drinks by queer-feminist brewers FemAle

Saturday (Deep Dive)

  1. ‘on listening and reconnecting’ with new visions (Rain Palace)
  2. pop-up olfactory installation and discussion with Karolina Grzywnowicz (Hay Kino)

13.00-14.00  Collective Meal with Political Kitchen

14.00-16.00  Listening Walks with Martyna Poznańska

16.00-17.30 (Rain Palace)
“For to the bee a flower is a fountain of life” (Khalil Gibran) – Workshop on Urban Beekeeping with Gorazd Trušnovec (Urban Beekeepers' Association)

18.00-19.00 (Rain Palace)
Live radio show with SONIC TOMORROW – listening with forests, sounding borderlessness

With drinks by queer-feminist brewers FemAle

Sunday (Collective Celebration)


  1. Memory Jars workshop with Sujatro Ghosh (Auditorium)
  2. Climate justice workshop with Debt for Climate (Rain Palace) 

13.00-15.00 Collective Meal (Auditorium)
Collective food preparation with Boiling Room