Imagine a place, an informal and inspiring atmosphere, where you can meet other enthusiastic, like-minded people committed to making Berlin and the world a better place, to work for social & ecologic change in their neighborhood and city and for sustainable urban lifestyles…
Emergent Berlin is a self-organized non-commercial two-day event to inform, network, exchange, collaborate, celebrate and have fun with each other in the spirit of becoming active participants in the quest to make Berlin a better place. Emergent Berlin focuses on local projects and finding ways to connect people who are already working for a more sustainable city with those who are interested in participating in, collaborating with and supporting those initiatives.
Our P.E.A.C.E.S. framework – Emergent Berlin is a festival to connect various dimensions of local sustainable development
Local sustainable development is about a deep change of the way we live. At it’s core Sustainability is about the ability to maintain balance, and balance is a dynamic activity. It’s an open process, it encompasses all areas and we need different perspectives and approaches to support and catalyze sustainable development. The festival focusses on exploring at least 6 dimensions of sustainable development: personal, ecologic, aesthetic, cultural, economic and social (our “P.E.A.C.E.S.” framework):
• PERSONAL Who am I, where am I at in my life, where do I want to be and how do I get there? How do we find balance in our personal lives?
• ECOLOGICAL Rethink, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Responsibility, how can we live in balance with the ecosystem that supports life on the planet?
• AESTHETIC Understanding and being in touch with the many ways it’s possible to sense the world (seeing, touching, smelling, hearing, tasting, intuition +)
• CULTURAL How do we appreciate and learn from our differences but also focus on what we have in common?
• ECONOMIC How can we create and maintain more balanced systems of organizing ourselves to live humanely together?
• SOCIAL How can we learn to communicate with each other so that we can truly understand each other and work collaboratively to support each other?