Kids Uni is . . .

a program for explorers between 6 and 16 years old. In the three ‘semesters’ so far, the kids have experimented with noise, muddy treasures, materials, walks and cartographic exercises, and got familiar with the Floating site, its many inhabitants, and neighbors.

This is our story-book that has been developed in coopertion with illustrator Bea Davies in 2018. And check out this zine from 2019 in cooperation with architect James Bromley.

Languages : We are happy to operate in many different languages: German, English, Turkish, Italian, Spanish… contact: kids(a)floating-berlin.org

Springtime in Floating Kidsuniversity


This is our current program for April and May.
Please register: kids@floating-berlin.org.

KATAPULT anti-pollution riot, April 9th – 11th, 1 – 5 pm
Maddalena Pornaro and Benjamin Frick (architects), age 8 – 12

CATAPULT is eco, is action, is fun: We fight against pollution in Floating University.
Day 1-CONSPIRANCY:  We create seed bombs and tag them.
Day2 – CONSTRUCTION: We plan and build catapults – this is our weapon to fight a more current threat – pollution!
Day 3 – ATTACK: Our plan becomes action, we spread seed bombs all around the basin.

FLOATING HARPS, April 17th + 18th, 14 – 17 Uhr
Hans Unstern and Simon Bauer, age 8 and older
In corporation with the musicians Hans Unstern and Simon Bauer we build huge harps. We tension the strings in the buildings and at the new constructions and create miraculous music for the basin.

FINDING THE SANDWORM, May 2nd, 2 – 5 pm
Constanze Flamme, age 8 – 12
Photographer Constanze Flamme invites to explore the rainwaterbasin in a special way. With the help of different cameras and other visual and technical means you get very close to the inhabitants of Floating University

RED ROBINIA AND YELLOW GOD TREE, the Floating leaves, trees, grass book_spring-edition, May 7th – 9th 2021, Fr 4 – 7 pm, Sa + Su 3 – 6 pm
Inci Güler, age 6 and older
We take a close look at the trees, shrubs, bushes, plants in and around the Floating University. How do the plants differ? Are there any that are not allowed to be picked or torn down? We make brushes from different parts of plants, print with leaves and research the structure of the plants at the site. Out of our collection we create the Floating leaves, trees, grasses book_spring-edition.

HIDDEN TRACKS, May 9th, 12 – 3 pm
Stefanie Argow, age 8 and older
Again tracker Stefanie Argow observes the traces of the floating residents. Have new guests arrived in the meantime?

NATURE SOUND MIXMUD, May 14th – 16th, Fr 4 – 7 pm, Sa + Su 3 – 6 pm
Felicity Mangan, age 8 and older
Sound-artist Felicity Mangan comes to the Floating Kidsuni and you collect a wide variety of animal and nature noises in the water basin, build sound instruments and put together your very own sound-mix.


Cooperation with Trickmisch and Nachbarschaftshaus Neukölln am Körnerpark

Kids of Nachbarschaftshaus Neukölln took over the Rainwaterbasin during autumn-holidays. Together with water-artist Katherine Ball and biology students Selina Seyd and Helene Köhnen from Potsdam they explored the water and its inhabitants and developed animation clips out of it. More images on trickmisch-blog.


Building-workshop with artist and association’s member Martin Kaltwasser
Dec 4th 15 – 17 Uhr, Dec 5th 11 – 16 Uhr, Dec 6th 12 – 17 Uhr

Age: 8 – 12
Registration: kids@floating-berlin.org

Experiences and non experienced children invited: who wants to use collected and donated wood to build sports equipment and constructions that have never existed before and that fit in the special rain basin reed landscape of Floating University? Together with artist Martin Kaltwasser, you can imagine funny, but also handy, strong and crazy constructions and gadgets we can use for completely new sport disciplines or we improve and expand the known ones.
Martin Kaltwasser mostly works in public spaces and his main interests are installation, object, design, performance, architecture and urban research. His projects grow with partizipation and he passionately works with waste from urban areas.

In cooperation with Jugendkunstschule FRI-X-BERG.
Funded by