we shall have to think up signs, sketch a landscape, fabricate a plan
on the double page
of day and paper.
Tomorrow, we shall have to invent,
once more,
the reality of this world.
— Octavio Paz

WOODS IN THE CITY is a space to encourage the meeting and exchange between different ‘worlds’, through which new pathways may unfold. Once every season we invite people from different walks of life to come and share a little of their world. These interdisciplinary encounters are a process of discovering a golden thread that weaves people and ideas together. Its aim is to be a catalyst to inspire living connections across and beyond disciplines, to explore questions of how we want to live and create sustainable future. Wisdom is born in an encounter and synthesis. Through meeting the others we reconnect to something of value: a shared purpose, a forgotten wish, a spirit of adventure, or a new attention to life around. We want to meet around elements of living that we all experience: learning, food, movement, creativity, environment, etc. Our backgrounds, professions, fields of interests shape our perspectives on common life experiences, so we come together to share them, to see a bigger picture. 

Every 3 months we meet at the wooden house in the centre of Berlin: a studio of Geyersbach recycled furniture. On this page we host an online library of impressions and some of the video contributions to WOODS IN THE CITY meetings. Our contributors so far:

Elizabeth Debold - gender futurist, activist, researcher, journalist, educator
Adam Fletcher - writer, author
Javier Cura - multidisciplinary artist, teacher
Andreas Weber, biologist, philosopher, author
Eyal Lovett, jazz musician, componist
Onika Simon, innovation strategist
David Hayes, professor of Greek philosophy and literature
Anna Krimerman, personal development and body attention trainer
Arnold Dreyblatt, musician, visual artist, professor in media art
Anton Burdakov, artist and architect
Yuki Tanji, movement and martial arts teacher
Kirstin Broussard, artist and arts educator
Felicitas Ritter, dancer and embodiment coach

Each WOODS IN THE CITY meeting is accompanied by a visual arts exhibition. So far we have showcased selected works of:

Britta Teckentrup - children book illustrator and author of the current La Foresta portrait
Adolfo Serra - visual artist and author of La Foresta seasonal portrait in autumn
Viola Niccolai - children book illustrator and author of spring portrait of La Foresta

Next edition: SPRING 14th May 2017 at REH 

more info COMING SOON

To register your interest please contact us.


A selection of videos from past events


Photo impressions from Edition 1

Photo impressions from Edition 2 (Images by Hendrik Thul)

Photo impressions from Edition 3


WOODS IN THE CITY logo created by the designer Katja Schneider