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Workshop | Butterflies That Drink Turtle Tears* – Some Attempts to Create Syntropically

Dec 12, 2023 - Dec 14, 2023

Event in English spoken language | free admission | registration required | no barrier-free access

Workshop with Gabriele Brandstetter from project B02 and Mercator-Fellow Lia Rodrigues.

Lia Rodrigues borrowed this term from what is known as syntropic farming, a model of agriculture developed by the Swiss researcher and farmer Ernst Götsch, who moved to Brazil in 1980 where he created this practice. It is based on the natural process of ecosystem regeneration with the aim of introducing various species.

The principle is to create more life and soil fertility, a prosperous system and abundance - with the increase of biodiversity, the possibility of coexistence and mutual help between different and seasonal species.

Syntropic farming is defined by creation rather than destruction, in which plants, animals and humans are part of an interconnected system. Lia Rodrigues tries to transposed this idea (coexistence, diversity, mutual aid, abundance) in her projects, encouraging, as in a syntropic forest, the establishment of a regenerative, fertile, and prosperous ecosystem.

*'Lachryphagy', which literally means “tear-feeding”, is a phenomenon which is extremely hard to witness in nature. It is one of the ways that butterflies can get precious nutrition. Butterflies sip on tears to get sodium and other minerals which are needed for egg production and metabolism. It happens in the western Amazon rain forest.

The workshop takes place on three days. As it is not possible to join for single days, you would need to participate to the whole workshop. Please note the different venues.

Time & Location

Dec 12, 2023 - Dec 14, 2023

Dec 12, 2023, 2 to 6 pm and
Dec 13, 2023, 10 am to 2 pm
SFB 1512 Intervenierende Künste, Seminarraum, Grunewaldstr. 34, 12165 Berlin

Dec 14, 2023, 9.30 am to 1.30 pm
Institut für Theaterwissenschaften, DanceLab, Grunewaldstr. 35, 12165 Berlin

Further Information

As it is not possible to join for single days, you would need to participate to the whole workshop.

If you want to join, please contact aktuelles@sfb1512.de.