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︎collective building & design workshop 
︎Floating University, Berlin 
︎ 27.09.2022 - 01.10.2022︎︎︎ In collaboration with Die BodenSchafft 

What is the meaning of ground? Can it be owned, can it be produced? Can we compost our thoughts and feelings into fertile grounds to grow on?

Together with Die BodenSchafft SpätiSpäti organized a collective building-workshop for a new compost station for the Floating University Berlin. The aim was to create a place on the Floating site where decay and renewal, the elementary processes of soil formation, are manifested in a common and joyful action and structure. While keeping in mind the pluralist meanings Boden has in the german language (Boden, engl.: soil, ground, earth, floor, humus,...) and significance it has in an urbanised context such as Berlin concerning capitalisation of the grounds we walk and live on.

Together, in a week filled with rain, cold mornings, hot lunches and collective care-taking, the participants discussed, designed and built the structure with many moments of negotiating each step of soil production and everyone around it on the way.

images : © Lorene Blanche Goesele 
© Sebastian Diaz de Leon 

(c) spätispäti , 2023