As a warm up for the summer to come, please join us on the first Thursday of each month for a very special floating evening. The Floating University e.V. proposes a diverse program, a bar and mud in the basin! Detailed program to be announced two weeks before.


18:00 Gintersdorfer / Klassen

Institute for Unforeseen Collaboration

The Floating University and the “Institute for Unforeseen Collaboration” are university concepts within the 100 years Bauhaus celebration. The “Institute for Unforeseen Collaboration“ sees itself immodestly as successor to Bauhaus, Black Mountain Collage, HFG Ulm or the Institut de l’environnement.

Here, transcultural exchange plays the decisive role. Involved are performers from Mexico, Europe and the Ivory Coast. The Institute is about interdisciplinary work between theater, performance, fine art, architecture, design and graphics.

The pavilion is a completely open, mobile theater that allows a daily updated program. It travels from city to city (Hamburg, Münster, Düsseldorf, Weimar, Berlin), and its function as a low-threshold theater is checked at various places in the urban realm.

The Institute for Unforeseen Collaboration will be on site at the following dates:

Saturday 26.10. from 15h Collaboration, 18h Performance
Sunday  27.10.  from 15h Collaboration, 18h Performance
Saturday 02.11. from 15h Collaboration, 18h Performance
Sunday 03.11. from 15h Collaboration, 18h Performance
Tuesday 05.11. from 15h Collaboration, 18h Performance
Wednesday 06.11. from 15h Collaboration, 18h Performance
Thursday 07.11. from 16h Collaboration, 18h Performance, part of Floating Thursday program

You can find more information about Gintersdorfer/Klaßen here.

17:00 Making like a forest
Illustrated Talk followed by sharing and conversation
by Xin Cheng

What if, we look at our surroundings, in the same way forest dwellers relate with their environment? What crevices and niches, unknown pleasures, material traces of activities might we discover? What local know-how and peculiar stories would unfold?

A seedbag for resourcefulness is a publication culminating over a decade of research on everyday resourcefulness and small modifications by nonspecialists, through walking, doing and talking with makers around the Asia-Pacific and Europe.

As a preview, Xin invites you on an illustrated talk, walking through some remarkable situations where human and other beings have grown (with) their surrounds — from Auckland to Hamburg, Floating University to Kobe, and places in-between.

We may take on a lens where ‚the Earth is a form of writing, of which we have forgotten we are the co-authors.‘ (George Perec, modified)

Over shared tea and snacks, we might exchange stories related to living spaces, atmospheres, small modifications, resourceful practices, patterns, rhythms, Umwelten, Vielfalt, Strassenräume, as found, human(e), care, porous, enmeshing, lifeworlds, métis, behaviorology.

Xin thanks Creative New Zealand for supporting ‘a seedbag for resourcefulness.



Wednesday, October 2th, 16-22 hs
1+1 (Eins Plus Eins) 

This time we invite for different but unique artistic approaches – all of the performative field – that deal with the fragile space of two (bodies, people, strangers) within the complex frame of the everyday urban life of Berlin, Sao Paolo, Shanghai und Mumbai. The bar is open and as for the coming autumn we´ll offer hot punsh and fire and possibly heat the Onsen (if we make it!). So bring a  towel just in case and a nice stone to keep your fingers or feet warm!

16.00  Doppelagentschaft

Arantxa Martinez/Sabine Zahn
nur mit vorheriger Anmeldung / only with registration: sz@raumlabor-berlin. de

A physical – investigative practice session, exploring possibilities of movement between ones and a another agenda in terms of sharing space. only with prior reservation.


18.00  Together Apart

eine lecture performance von plan b

language: englisch

plan b are the British artists Sophia New and Dan Belasco Rogers who have lived in Berlin since 2001. Over a decade ago they decided to record every single movement they make outside, every day, with a GPS, a practice they continue to the present. As a result, they can also trace the times when they have been together and apart, the starting – point for a work investigating the ghosts of past proximity and separation. In this performative lecture, especially adapted for the Floating University, they present some thoughts and reflections on data, memory, daily practice, intimacy, physicality, distance and sharing space and time. www.planbperformance.net

19.30  The Visitor

Ein Film von Katarina Schröter

Sprache / language: none/engl/dt.
anschließendes Gespräch

“The visitor”, a silent figure incorporated by the filmmaker, roams through three Mega-cities, creating wordless encounters with random people, following a dramaturgy of chance both with the choice of the protagonist as with the outcome of each story. First simply attendant, she becomes an intruder, friend and even beloved one who shares the whole daily life of her protagonists, their sleeping places and worries. “The visitor” has been created entirely through un-staged improvisations with random encounters on the streets of Mumbai, Shanghai and Sao Paulo.

www.katarina-schroeter.com, www.visitorfilmproject.com

Thursday, September 5th, 16-22 hs
booklaunch & concert
An evening of mud, books and music

On Sept. 5 the Floating is launching its book “Floating University 2018 – an illustrated report” into the mud sphere! followed by a concert by K-Gruppe – Rico Lee, Eduard Mont de Palol, Aaron Snyder, Nicholas Bussman!

Diesen Floating Thursday ist Buch Launch! “Floating University 2018 – an illustrated report” kommt raus und im Anschluss gibts Musik von K-Gruppe – Rico Lee, Eduard Mont de Palol, Aaron Snyder, Nicholas Bussman! Kommt vorbei

16:00 open
19.00 booklaunch
19.30 concert by K-Gruppe
20:30 Brandwandgespräche


Thursday, July 4th, 16-22 hs

We cordially invite everyone to our next Floating Thursday to spend a nice afternoon at the pool and grill together with neighbours and local initiatives.


And so much for the relaxed evening program:

It starts at 4 pm, drinks are served at the bar, which are especially tasty in the cooled pool.


From 6 p.m. the barbecue is turned on: bring your grill provisions with you – a minimum of vegetarian grill side dishes will be provided.


At 8 p.m. the circus Cabuwazi will introduce itself, report about its manifold social program and delight us with tricks and cabaret.
More information at: https://cabuwazi.de/


From 20.30 hrs the temple rescuers introduce themselves.
A young citizens’ participation initiative that has set up itself at the gate house of the former Tempelhof Fulghafen building and will tell of their process of the solidarity-based right of joint use of the huge area.
more information at: https://thfnext.org/ and https://www.facebook.com/thfnext/

The video album “My Body – My City” will be shown from 9 p.m. onwards.

A video album of young people and their movements in relation to the city they live in. Together with all participants, we set out in search of what moves us and the question of how it can be translated into movement. The project is a collaboration of professional artists* and young dancers* of all levels between 8 and 24 years.

more information under:


We are looking forward to many new neighbourhood stories!