Being Transformation

It’s fascinating and inspiring to live in this time of human history. Cultural paradigms and values are shifting. There is an increasing sense that basic ideas we are guided by and those that shape structures we’ve built to make sense of the world are becoming outdated: the “factory model” of education, mindless overconsumption of planetary resources, intolerance to cultural pluralism, ways of production that lead to environmental degradation, superficial short-term economics-driven politics, neoliberal mindset, cultural integrities challenged by the rapid digitalisation and slow catching up of social and emotional development, and so on. 

People interested in intentional cultural change, and those who are involved in the process of contributing to this change will gather at this event. We invite thinkers and doers from different sectors (culture, business, education, science, arts and others) who dedicate their work to conscious co-creation of a new culture. What is this new culture about and what are the common denominators of it across and beyond different “departments” of society — that’s the question we set off to explore. Enriched by cross-pollinated viewpoints, we want to find common insights that cross disciplinary boundaries and make it possible for us to support each other in our own transformative processes. 

We organise Being Transformation in collaboration with our friends at cocreation.loft. So here you are >> welcome to cocreation.woods!

Date: May 31st, 2018 18:30h 

Speakers and contributors: Julia von Winterfeldt (new work, leadership, change), Hanzi Freinacht (culture, philosophy, politics),  Maria Reich (music, voice, expression of the intangible) 

Dinner: The culinary experience is created by a team of chefs: Inés Lauber Studio, Erin Lang, Andrea Iannicella and Siobhan Dammert. It plays with the theme of the forest as a metaphor of a society we wish for: where cultures, creativity, curiosity, sustainability, awareness, and all the different fields of human activity and knowledge organically grow together into a mutually supportive global community.

. welcome drink
  "a taste of forest" 

. aperitif
  "sowing seeds"

. first course
  "making grow" 

. main course
  "becoming a forest"

. dessert
  "the sweetness of belonging"

Visual Strolls exhibition: Every season a new artist enters our online forest. Our favourite creators from around the world are bringing a new season to LaForesta by designing a seasonal portrait every 3 months, which then becomes part of our Museum of Seasons. During our events we are showcasing the work of our creators, visual strolls from their online galleries.  

Documentation: A team of artists is documenting the event in drawings, words, photos, videos: Liza Ostrovska (visual artist), Alessandro Rovere (photographer, videographer), Johan Planefeldt (film-maker), Egor Sviridenko (photography).  

Location: co-creation loft, Berlin

Tickets: Eventbrite

Impressions from the event