cocreation.woods is a new format of interdisciplinary encounters that we are designing and developing in collaboration with our friends at cocreation.loft. It's our new series dedicated to cultural transformation that builds on "woods in the city" intellectual and cultural encounters and artistic interventions, merges with multi-sensory dinner experiences, and extends into new perspectives and surprises through this new inspiring collaborations. What is being born out of this encounter is a cultural, intellectual, physical, emotional, and culinary journey.
Do you recognise that feeling — when you are surrounded by friends and like-minded individuals, you feel supported in this togetherness, you bounce ideas off each other, and suddenly new clarity reveals itself, doors open, new horizons become visible, undiscovered perspectives come to life. From these moments usually best projects are born. cocreation.woods is a doula for this kind of meaningful encounters and conversations over dinner experiences. We invite people from different walks of life to come and share their stories within a larger subject of sustainable living. Our backgrounds, professions and fields of interests shape our perspectives on common life experiences, so we come together to share them, to see a bigger picture. We believe in the power of creativity and cross-disciplinary exchange to fuel meaningful action.
Edition 1: 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that basic ideas we are guided by and those that shape structures we’ve built to make sense of the world are becoming outdated: the “factory model” of education, mindless overconsumption of planetary resources, intolerance to cultural pluralism, ways of production that lead to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 cocreation.woods. We invite thinkers and doers from different sectors (culture, business, education, science, arts and others) who dedicate their work to conscious co-creation of 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, to translate gained knowledge and experiences to our own fields, and possibly develop common projects.
Date: May 31st, 18:30h
Location: co-creation loft, Berlin
Speakers and contributors: Beside the delicious culinary contributions by Ines Lauber and her team, we also invited Julia von Winterfeldt (new work, leadership, change), Hanzi Freinacht (culture, philosophy, politics), Maria Reich (music, voice, expression of the intangible) to share insights into their work and share their art.
Dinner: Another important contributors to this event are chefs from Inés Lauber Studio. They will create a dinner in an intimate atmosphere for about 20 people. It will play 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.
. first course
. main course
"becoming a forest"
"the sweetness of belonging"
Documentation: There will be artists documenting the event in drawings, words, photos, videos. By Liza Ostrovska (visual artist), Alessandro Rovere (photographer, videographer), Johan Planefeldt (film-maker)
Visual arts exhibition: Every season a new artist enters our forest. Our favourite creators from around the world each 3 months are bringing a new season to LaForesta by designing a seasonal portrait, which becomes part of our Museum of Seasons once the time passes and next season kicks in. During our events we are showcasing the work of our creators from their online galleries.