From 16-18 September 2021 we are organising the first Donut Berlin Festival under the motto Mehr Zusammen Gemeinsam (More Together in Common). We want Berliners to know about the positive, transformative power of the Doughnut Economy and what's possible for a more liveable, regenerative city. The “Donut” (German spelling) is an economic and social model aimed at a good life for all within planetary boundaries.
Kicking things off on 16 September is a conversation with Kate Raworth and Tino Sehgal about how imagination can change the world. From this vision, we shift focus to socio-ecological change, which is already happening all across Berlin. Then on 18 September we will gather on the Hobrechtbrücke and demand nothing less than a Donutopia for Berlin!
16 September, 8:30pm-10:00pm
To kick off the Festival, we are hosting a salon in collaboration with the Arts & Nature Social Club and the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin, with Kate Raworth, author of "Doughnut Economics. 7 Ways to Think like a 21st Century Economist", and Berlin artist Tino Sehgal.
The focus will be on:
- The transformative power of imagination and the power of the Doughnut as a thinking tool that initiates change.
- Experiences that Tino Sehgal's art creates through lucid portrayals of an economy in which individuals can locate themselves and access understanding beyond thinking.
17 September, 7:00pm-9:00pm
What does it mean for people and their way of life in Berlin to have the well-being of the whole planet in mind? We will address this question in continuation of our series of events on the four Doughnut Economy perspectives - local, social, ecological and global. Here we explore together, along the perspectives of artist Almut Linde and futurologist Felix Beer of the IZT, options for redefining the alienated and exploitative relationship of humans with nature.
This talk will be in German. It will be livestreamed, and is also available to attend in person:
Haus der Materialisierung, Karl-Marx-Allee 1
Entrance via Mollstr./Berolinastr., behind the City-Apotheke.
Admission 6.30 pm., talk starts 7pm.
18 September, 2:00pm-8:00pm
Meeting More Together - For a Socially Just and Ecologically Resilient City
On the Hobrechtbrücke between Kreuzberg and Neukölln we will gather with neighbouring Kiez initiatives and activist and tell stories of future Berlin as though we’re already living it, showing how the Doughnut Economy can be used as a tool to shape a socially and ecologically city. Our city’s culture is already so rich in self-organised change - we now challenge politics and administration to embrace and promote it. We openly invite people to experience Donut Berlin in a playful and humorous way - young and old, in visual, acoustic, and culinary ways. We want to inspire as many people as possible with our vision and courage for future possibilities.
Talks and workshops will be in German. Music, entertainment, and activities for kids.
No registration required, just come along! Find us here
17 - 18 September, various times
The Donut in the City
City actors of change will demonstrate what they are doing as part of Donut Berlin. See what’s happening across a wide variety of locations: open studios, shops, workshops, open assemblies, neighbourhood safaris, planting, cooking and repair courses, and much more. Here’s just some of the events happening around town that you can visit alongside the Festival:
Where is it all happening?
Find all activities and events on the map
What other ideas do you have?
Whether you are an individual or part of an initiative, and are interested in possibilities for change, we invite you to write to us
, or take your neighbours, friends or family members by the hand and come say hello!
Let's shape the Berlin of tomorrow together.