“Biosphere Study Group” by Biosphere Berlin / second

« Le jardinage se prête au modèle gestionnaire dépassant les limites du jardin. On comprendrait qu’une société s’en inspire – c’est l’enjeu du Jardin Planétaire – à condition d’en percevoir les dérives et de les éviter. »

Gilles Clément

In this second Biosphere Study Group meeting, inspired by the French landscape gardener and philosopher Gilles Clément, the Biosphere Berlin project wants to broaden and rethink the understanding of the relationship between urban spaces and the natural landscape: the perceived opposites of “built” and “grown” or “planned” and “organic”, are reconsidered as potentially coexisting. In the current project phase, we are exploring the relationship between residents of Tegel, including the more-than-human, the biosphere and the city.
Our small online gathering is hosted by Sina Ribak. We will spend some time reading out loud a selection of passages offering us perspectives on nature and culture. We will be listening to our voices. There will be moments for sharing our reflections in regards to the urban biosphere theme and our experiences of studying together.
 Thursday 19th of January, 18:0 – 19:30. The meeting will take place on Zoom
Language: We use English for our conversations. This time the text is available in German and in French only. Each participant is invited to read either in German or French.


The meeting is neither streamed nor recorded to create an intimate atmosphere of collective study. To support our reflection process and facilitate the sharing of our collectively harvested insights, we invite participants to share notes, thoughts or drawings.
Hope you can make it. Looking forward to connecting!
Warm wishes,
Biosphere Berlin – Dan Farberoff, David Behar Perahia, Ka Rustler, Katja Arzt and Sina Ribak

„Gärtnern eignet sich als Verwaltungsmodell, das die Grenzen des Gartens überschreitet. An diesem könnte sich eine Gesellschaft orientieren – darauf setzt der Planetarische Garten –, unter der Bedingung, dass die die Auswüchse erkennt und vermeidet.“

Gilles Clément

Quotes:  Gilles Clément (2017): Die Weisheit des Gärtners, Matthes & Seitz Berlin, 45 /  Gilles Clément (2004): La Sagesse du Jardinier, L’œil neuf éditions, Paris, 50.