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Sun, Sep 11



Water in Flux

A reading and panel discussion within the international literature fesitval berlin!

Water in Flux
Water in Flux

Time & Location

Sep 11, 2022, 7:30 PM – Sep 12, 2022, 10:30 PM

Berlin, Schaperstraße 24, 10719 Berlin, Germany

About the event

Pollution, drought, flooding ... what happens when these extremes begin to impact our favourite beaches, our local tap water, our own basements?

The play ‘Das Wasser’ by Kathrin Röggla  paints a picture of a society oscillating between erratic rainfall  and excessive heat—a society edging closer to the growing abyss of its own excess. Within the international literature festival berlin (ilb),  a reading of Röggla's text will begin the evening. 

Afterwards, a public dialogue with the  audience, author and scientists from the Einstein Research Unit Climate and Water Under Change (CliWaC) on the highly charged topic of water will ensue. This will include Prof. Dr. Jörg Niewöhner, Prof. Dr. Peter Feindt from Humboldt- Universität zu Berlin and historian Dr. Sonja Knopp from the Freie Universität Berlin on Sunday,  as well as Dr. Des. Desirée Hetzel and Prof. Dr. Tobias Krüger from Humboldt on Monday. By opening the format, participants will not only be able to ask questions about the play, but have the opportunity to explore their own relationship and connections to water.

Tickets are available for both evenings through the ilb website

The event is a production of the Theater of the Anthropocene in  cooperation with the international literature festival berlin (ilb) and AnthropoScenes (funded within the framework of the Excellence Strategy of the German federal and state government by the Berlin University  Alliance).

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