5.-7. Juni 2023
Arena Berlin & Festsaal Kreuzberg
Traditional Tea Room Culture : Berlin-Style: HackerBrauses & Mate!
We invite those who dare to enter a meta space for 23 minutes in silence with a mate offline. The MateVerse offers participants to retreat and have a chance to encounter rituals to reconnect with themselves and others over a mate.
Mate partially fuels the re:publica and in the MateVerse we take it out of the bottle and offer everyone the chance to try a real mate in traditional style. Facilitating communication and sharing time offline, we recommend at least half an hour (either alone or with a friend) to really experience the Mate. The basic preparation techniques and rules will be explained and participants are welcome to drink and get their daily dose of healthy herbal infusions.
In the past Mate used to be a drink to pass around and partake in a ritual of sharing endless time together. Those days a long gone like the South American rainforests. Our circles have been disrupted and we re:learn to connect from within. Living in virtual urban bubbles, we need the renewable fresh forest energy to invigorate us. Load up on a cuppa theobromine with a gentle caffeinated buzz & your daily dose of Vitamins.
The MateVerse will an open space where participants have a chance to stop and savour the moment in the here and now and infuse themselves with some fresh forest energy. Mate is more than just a natural energiser . The theobromine and vitamins lead boost the immune system and lift the spirits.
As the interactive space will be non-commercial just a donation box will be set up for those wishing to contribute for their drinks. And in order to not compete with contracted vendors we will only offer fresh mate.
MateBar - Daily 9.30 - 11.30 hrs & 14 - 16.00 hrs. Self-organised individual mate drinking sessions in silence
MateMaking - Daily 12 hrs Interactive Mate making workshop & circle explaining the history and culture as well as hands on preparation techniques.
TerereTime - Daily 16.20 hrs Serving up some refreshing chilled DIY Mates.