ReThink Festival Berlin #2 - PROGRAM

Prinzessinnengärten | Kreuzberg, Berlin
Saturday, July 23. 2016, 13-22:00

It's time
for our second ReThink Festival in collaboration with Prinzessinnengärten. We invite people of all backgrounds to come ReFashion, ReFood, ReCharge, ReAct, ReUse, ReGreen and ReFresh!

Experiment with craft, art, activism, upcycling, redesign, and repair. Learn about natural cosmetics, waste cooking, organic dyes, plant communication, sustainable food and fashion, and more! Enjoy workshops, skill-sharing, walks, talks, performances, dinner, music, dance, and film. Our information stand and curated pop-up shop will be open from 13.00 - 18.00.

Not listed in the below program: 13.00ReGreen with Prinzessinnengärten : DIY Upcycling Wood Workshop - help out and learn how to build planters/raised beds for social urban gardens (during the day) and at 18.00 the Bike Kitchen starts cooking and serving leckerheiten. There might be a couple of cool surprises added, but otherwise the program is pretty much set!

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The Diaper Cycle - Workshops in Biochar Making (adults) & Panty Painting (adults + children) with DYCLE
13.00 – 15.30 o'clock

DYCLE - The Diaper Cycle is a fundamentally new way of producing, using and recycling, or rather upcycling, diapers for babies. "At DYCLE, we ensure that diapers are no longer a waste product, but an environmentally valuable product that can deliver nutrients to plants and can be transformed into high-quality fertile soil."

Learn how the DYCLE cycle works and see how biochar, the charcoal soal amendment, is made. For small children there will be a colouring workshop, “Panty Painting,” seeking creative designs and ideas for the outer pants of our biodegradable diapers.

"We would also like to make an OPEN CALL to sustainable designers who are interested in working with us to make and develop designs for the creation of outer pants for baby diapers."

The DYCLE team will stay in the garden all afternoon (until 18.00) for questions and discussions.



Upcycling Workshop with Strohgold
13.00 – 15.30 o'clock

Create a shopping BAG from your old T-Shirt! Easy, no sewing. You only need a pair of scissors.

Basteln aus deinem alten T-shirt einen Beutel. Einfach, ohne nähen. Du brauchst nur eine Schere. 

hubus  - Erde Schenken
13.00 – 16.00

Vermicomposting - a way to Zero Waste & Sustainable Gardening

Why not having a population of redworms as flatmates in the city to reuse your organic scraps? Even better if they come in a beautiful Kompostmöbel. hubus - Erde Schenken presents the fascinating work of compost worms, the benefits of wormpoo for urban gardeners and different vermicomposting systems appropiate for city dwellers. Come, see, smell and feel how nature can boost sustainable life in the city. 


During Mara's Screen Printing Workshop with Garden Themes at 15.30 – 18.00, Rogg will also join in with his own designs and screens for some street and club camo printing! (You can bring your own clothes and textiles to print on. There is also organis cotton and organic, fair trade totebags to buy at cost price.) 


Waste Cooking and ReDining with The Real Junk Food Project Berlin
17.00 – 20.00 o'clock

Come enjoy delicious, nutritious meals composed of only surplus food. Help out, learn some tricks or just sit down for a tasty experience and good conversations... 

The Real Junk Food Project Berlin is part of a global voluntary-run food waste campaign, a collaborative effort to bring about a radical change in our food system. Their first step to achieve this challenging task is to intercept perfectly edible food that would otherwise not make it to plate and serve it as meals in the café or distribute it through their food boutique. As well as the positive environmental impacts of reducing edible food waste the project also has clear social benefits through operating a strictly Pay-as-you-feel (PAYF) policy . PAYF offers an alternative to the conventional the payment system as there is no price on any produce of the café. Their system transcends monetary transactions and liberates people to use their skills and attributes as well as money to pay for their meals. Furthermore, they aim to highlight the absurdity that the produce they use has been stripped of its monetary value but still retains its nutritional value. By making people think about what they wish to contribute for their meals, the idea is to get society thinking about how they value food as a resource.


Aktionsgruppe Berlin Clean Clothes Campaign

”Meet up of the Clean Clothes Campaign Berlin Action Group - join us if you are interested in getting involved in our activities or finding out more about the Clean Clothes Campaign.”

”Informelles Treffen der Berliner Aktionsgruppe der Kampagne für Saubere Kleidung. Schau vorbei, wenn du Lust hast, mal an einer Aktion teilzunehem oder mehr über die Kampagne für Saubere Kleidung erfahren willst.”


The Human Farm
20.45 – 21.00 o'clock
Talk & Trailer with Daniela Häuser / BunnyMission

Learn more about 'La Finca Humana', an amazing, inspiring social project in Honduras. Daniela Häusler, the woman behind, who supports the project, will give a short talk and also show a trailer for ”The Human Farm”, by filmmaker Brian Olson. (When the film premiers in September, Brian Olson, one of the driving forces behind the project, will be in Berlin to present the documentary on the developments.)

”Their impressive robustness made Brian Olson stay. Ever since he supports and documents the Honduran's evolving philosophy "The Human Farm". In an environment of curruption, crime, pollution and drug cartels the local farmers of the fair trade coffee cooperative COMSA understand the importance of the balance of nature. They want the new generation to be different."  


UNDUNE - The Movie
21.00 o'clock

Undune is a documentary about Terra Preta, Feces & Mars. Terra Preta: a way to create a fertile, black soil out of our feces. Yes, feces, turds, poop, number 2, whatever you want to call them, they’re inevitable and – strangely enough – valuable. In a mixture of fiction and documentary, Undune tackles this everyday taboo – and dares to ask: are we wasting our waste when we flush? Undune tells the story of Gregor, a young physicist who wants to help colonize Mars. Through interviews with Terra-Preta pioneers, Gregor begins to construct a method for making human excrement usable on the red planet. His interviewees believe in Terra Pretas’ potential to save our planet, but Gregor seems to be more interested in cloaking his surroundings in daydreams, including brief episodes that follow the discoveries of a space explorer who’s been stranded on Earth. With the skewed perspective of a true outsider, the explorer comments on mankind’s peculiarities – including our fascination with wasting our waste.

UNDUNE will make you ask yourself: Is there such a thing as useless shit?

And yes, there's even more ...

In conjunction with the ReThink Festival, graduate students from Humboldt University will host a weekend mini-conference "Towards Plant Consciousness" on Saturday during festival hours, 13.00 - 22.00 and Sunday, 16.30 - 21.00. Check out the program: