Screening Natura Urbana and Q&A with director Matthew GandyWednesday, February 20, 2019 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm EST/GMT-5
Bard College Berlin Lecture Hall, Platanenstr. 98a, Berlin - Pankow
On February 20, 2019 Bard College Berlin invites you to a screening of the documentary Natura Urbana –the Brachen of Berlin (2017, 72’) followed by a Q&A with director Matthew Gandy.
The Brachen (wastelands) of Berlin are unique. Emerging from war-time destruction, economic malaise, and geo-political division, these ostensibly empty sites evolved into laboratories for botanists, artists, and ordinary people seeking respite from the city. Today, however, these unusual spaces are fast disappearing. Natura Urbana explores the spontaneous diversity of plants in these spaces to illuminate the city’s complex history through the post-war period until the contemporary era.
Matthew Gandy is a geographer, urbanist, and cultural critic. He is Professor of Geography at the University of Cambridge. He has published widely on urban and environmental themes. He directed and produced the documentary Liquid City (2007). Natura Urbana is his second film.
The screening takes place in connection to Agata Lisiak’s class “A Lexicon of Migration.”
Film poster used with permission
Date & time: Wednesday, February 20, 2019, from 7:00pm
Venue: Bard College Berlin Lecture Hall
Platanenstr. 98a, Berlin - Pankow (map)
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