Urban Permaculture Design Course Berlin
Facilitated by Alfred Decker (core facilitator and convener), Nicole Wolf (convener) and guest tutors: Declan Kennedy, Mojisola Adebayo, Sonja Bach, Johanna Häger, Dennis Posthumus, Robert Strauch, Bouba Touré, Raphaël Grisey, Rosemary Morrow (via videoconference) and others
In collaboration with Prinzessinnengarten Kreuzberg, Himmelbeet, Stein-Häger Hof (Gerswalde) and others
Film Feld Forschung @ Silent Green Kulturquartier and 12P Permaculture Design invite you
to a two-week intensive Permaculture Design Course (PDC), offering the internationally-re- cognized 72-hour permaculture curriculum. Our focus is on urban and social permaculture and how activist permaculture can work for climate justice and building a non-racist society where the permaculture ethic „People Care“ is practised. We will explore soil as the ground we live on and with, as a contested and extracted medium; how practices of soil regeneration connect to how we live together; and how the ethics and principles of permaculture and rege-nerating soil relates to arts and film practices.
Building on the core permaculture curriculum, we invite you to think, practice, debate, play, observe, strategize, experiment and invent more sustainable, resilient, and just forms of living together.
The format of the course is participatory, inclusive and based on principles of mutual lear- ning, respect and equality. Our approach to facilitation draws on diverse techniques including emancipatory pedagogy, theatre of the oppressed, individual and group work, research th-rough audio-visual arts and performance examples, debates and discussions, conflict resolu- tion exercises and techniques for collective planning, screenings and slideshows, and practi-cal workshops in collaboration with urban garden projects in Berlin as well as a field trip to apermaculture site outside the city.
We offer two places free of charge for refugees and a number of reduced course fee options for participants unable to pay the full fee and interested in taking permaculture further.
Soil - City - Solidarity is organized within the framework of Archive außer sich, a project of Arsenal – Institute for Film and Video Art, part of a cooperation with Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden and Pina Bausch Foundation, part of “The New Alphabet,” a HKW project, supported by the Federal Government Commissioner for Cultureand the Media due to a ruling of the German Bund