Inseperable – on our relationship with the ocean and nature

We closed our event program on May 6th but you can still watch the recordings of the Zoom sessions by clicking on he invidual event below.

If you have any feedback, we’d love to hear from you. Just send us an email to projects@ocean-now.org. Thank you.

April 9th, 19-20:00: Opening

We are looking forward to meeting you at our virtual opening of Inseparable. It will become poetic and interactive.

This event will be held in English.

April 10th, 19-21:00: the whale & the raven - Movie Streaming and Q&A

We will stream the award-winning documentary “the whale & the raven”, folllowed by a Q&A session with the director Mirjam Leuze.

The movie will be in English with German sub titles. The Q&A will be in English and German. For this event, you need an Eventbrite ticket.

April 12th, 14-14:30: Ocean & Wave Meditation with Benjamin Joon

We will be in silence for 30 minutes, connecting to our breath and body to find stillness. We will be doing an “ocean and wave” (by Thich Nhat Hanh) meditation. The meditation and mindfulness teacher Benjamin Joon will lead us through this session.

This event will be held in English.

April 13th, 19-19:45: Session with Felipe Duarte

In this session “Memories of our future waters: An intuitive path”, Felipe – musician and mediator of indigenous knowledge – will share his knowledge with us. Originally from Colombia, he is cultivating his native Muisca wisdom from were we can learn. We invite you to something fascinating and enriching.

This session will take place in English.

April 14th, 12-12:30: Meet the artist - Swaantje Güntzel

Hamburg-based artist Swaantje Güntzel will present her work. Her approach originates from a deep-rooted aesthetic position that explores the essential dichotomy between visual pleasure and disturbing global issues. Includes a Q&A session.

This event will be held in German.

April 16th, 18:30-19:30: Interview with carl safina

We will stream a live interview on the topic of “Communication among animals – thoughts and feelings in the non-human sphere” with Carl Safina. Carl (Long Island, USA) is an ecologist and author of award-winning books, other writings about the human relationship with the natural world, and a host of the PBS series, Saving the Ocean with Carl Safina. Includes a Q&A session.

This event will be held in English.

April 17th, 13-14:30: Plenum Discussion Science - Business - Public sector

Theme of this discussion will be “Microplastics – invisible danger or panicmongering? Perspectives and approach for solutions from different areas of society.”

Participants: Dr. Ruta Almedom (Codecheck), Dr. Lars Gutow (Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research), Regina Gnirß (Head of Research, Berliner Wasserbetriebe)
Moderation: Meike Schützek (Founder, Ocean. Now!)

This event will be held in German.

April 18th, 14-16:00: DIY Cosmetics Workshop with Coscoon

With our partner Coscoon, you’ll learn to make your own cosmetics – all natural and free of microplastics.

This event will be held in German and English.

April 18th, 17-18:00: Live Zoom Call with Ben Lecomte -The Vortex Swim

The open water pro swimmer Ben Lecomte crossed 2019 the Pacific Garbage Patch. We will have a virtual live talk with him and he will talk about his mission. Bring your questions!

This event will be held in English.

April 19th, 13-14:00: Poems & Letters to the Ocean Contest

In this session, we will read 5 our letters and poems to the ocean, and will vote for 1 winner collectively via Zoom. The winners will receive a charity bag.

This event will be held in English. Poems will be read in German and English.

APRIL 21st, 19-19:45: Meet the artist - Esteban Richard

Brittany-based artist Esteban Richard places his artistic research between art, design and scientific mediation. His work serves as a pedagogical tool at the heart of research in marine biology and ecology with the goal of sensitizing the public on environmental issues impacting the marine environment. Includes a Q&A.

This event will be in English.

April 22nd, 18-18:30: Breathing Workshop with Aoife Gleeson

Aoife will guide you through a 30 minute breathing workshop, you will learn different breathing techniques.

‘When we connect to our breath, we can feel a deeper connection with ourselves and everything around us’. – Aoife.

This event will be held in English.

APRIL 24th, 19-19:45: COVID 19 - An opportunity to build a sustainable economy

How is COVID-19 related to the way we act as humans on planet Earth? Could our current crisis offer us an opportunity to build a sustainable economy?

We will speak to Kate Jones (expert Biodiversity) and Christian Felber (expert for Common Good Economy). Includes a Q&A.

This event will be in English.

April 25th, 17-18:30: Plenum Discussion Art - Science - Humanities

Can art and science move humans into action? Perspectives on the path of social change.

Participants: Fabian Ritter (Meer eV), Josefa Kny (FuturZwei, Norbert Elias Center for Transformation Design and Research), Swaantje Güntzel (Künstlerin), Moderation: Nicole Loeser (Institute for Art and Innovation e.V., Whiteconcepts Gallery, Universal Sea)

This event will be held in German.

April 26th, 13-13:45: Poems & Letters to the Ocean (part II)

In this second part of our contest, 5 participants will read letter and poems to the ocean, and we will vote for 1 winner collectively via Zoom. The winner will receive a charity bag.

This event will be held in English. Poems will be read in German and English.

April 27th, 18:30-19:15: Interview with Daniel christian wahl - regenerative cultures

What are Regenerative Cultures? In this session we’ll have an interview Daniel Christian Wahl (Expert System Design and Innovative Transformation). We’ll explore the notion of “dualism of nature and culture” and ask a question of a cultural paradigm shift.

Includes a Q&A.

This event will be held in English.

April 29th, 12-12:45: Meet the Artist - Saša Spačal: Earthlink

We will meet the artist Saša Spačal from Ljubljana, Slovenia. We will learn about her work Earthlink and her ideas that shaped it. This event will be the premiere of the Earthlink documentary, and we will hold a mini interview with Saša. Includes a Q&A.

This event will be held in English.

April 30th, 14-16:00: Zero Waste Workshop

In this workshop, Zero Waste experts will share their tips and tricks. Bring a pen and paper! Before the workshop we’ll show the award-winning short movie “Waste” by Hannah Oliver.

This event will be held in German and English.

April 30th, 18-19:30: Fishbowl Discussion

“How can we realise the 2030 Agenda through social change?”  In this virtual Fishbowl discussion, you can take part and raise your thoughts and questions. We’re looking forward to it!

Participants: Rebecca Freitag (former UN Youth Delegate), Gregor Hagedorn (Scientists for Future), Klaus Mindrup (Member of Parliament, SPD Berlin), Clara Mayer (Fridays for Future Germany)

This event will be held in German.

May 3rd, 13-13:45: Poems & Letters to the Ocean (part III)

In this third and last part of our contest, 6 participants will read letter and poems to the ocean, and we will vote for 1 winner collectively via Zoom. The winner will receive a charity bag.

This event will be held in English. Poems will be read in German and English.

MAY 4th, 19-19:30: A rock in the worldly winds meditation

Rocks stand for strength and calm. This meditation starts with breathing exercises taking you to a relaxed state of mind and we’ll then visualise a rock by the ocean exposed to the worldly winds, staying strong.

The meditation will be led by Ulrike Gollmick (beyourtrueself.de).

This event will be in German.

May 6th, 19:00-20:00: CLOSING

We will close our event program series with poems, a powerful short clip, a breathing exercise (both with Ulrike Gollmick), a mini meditation and music (by Felipe Duarte).

This event will be held in English.

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