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. It's a seasonal cultural exploration salon for seekers, curious life-long learners, people who are interested in re-integration of our world in a broader sense.  Once every season we invite people from different walks of life to come and share a little of their world, their work and what drives them to do what they do. 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, society, 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.

Next edition: SPRING 14th May 2017 at REH 

Woods in the City Berlin SPRING edition

To register your interest please contact us.


A selection of videos from past events

Andreas Weber
biologist, philosopher, author

Anna Krimerman
personal development trainer

Eyal Lovett 
jazz musician, componist

Elizabeth Debold 
gender futurist, activist, journalist

Arnold Dreyblatt
musician, visual artist, media professor


Anton Burdakov
artist and architect

Adam Fletcher
writer, author


Other contributors to past event

Javier Cura (multidisciplinary artist, teacher), Onika Simon (innovation strategist), David Hayes (professor of Greek philosophy and literature), Yuki Tanji (movement and martial arts teacher), Kirstin Broussard (artist and arts educator), Felicitas Ritter (dancer and coach)

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

Coming up in SPRING: Jesus Cisneros

Impressions from Edition 1

Impressions from Edition 2 (Images by Hendrik Thul)

Impressions from Edition 3


WOODS IN THE CITY logo created by the designer Katja Schneider