Whether townsfolk or nature lover, software or creative geek, network activist or entepreneur, province or city planner: We would like you and them get together and put down roots for the future.

Our green #rp17 topics allow us to grow new impulses: How townsfolk can make use of technology to discover their environment? How do provinces get connected? How we may reduce our ecological footprint – like as a digital gardeners or by building our own fine dust measuring instrument?

#rpTEN saw the first cooperation with the International Garden Exhibition (IGA) taking place until October 15th, 2017, in the Marzahn-Hellersdorf district of Berlin and will have lots of urban planning projects spread all across the city. For the re:publica 2017, we’re expanding our fruitful cooperation.

Hence, on the last Thursday of the month, for a total of five nights from April until August, we’ll be inviting you to the Wolkenhain to join us for a symposium on the topic of “Digitizing the Greenery”. Come to the kick-off symposium on April 27th, 2017! radioeins will be accompanying the event series and will stream each of the events live. The symposium will also be taking place alongside the new Garden & Home Blog Award. Among others, two of our rp17 speakers will accompany one symposium. Including: Philipp Wodara showing you how turn into a gardener and monitor from the comfort of your home your own growing. And: Simon Kowalewski who talks about how nerds regain rural areas to create utopian places.

You like to join? Take part in our small lottery and tell us what you think about DiG. Or get a low-priced ticket (10,-EUR) from 5 pm at the IGA box office which allows you to take a little tour on site before the the programme "Digitizing the Greenery“ starts at 7 pm in the visitor centre. First come, first serve.

Green with curiosity? Please find attached our "Digitizing the Greenery“ programme and the series of events on IGA Berlin 2017 site.

About the IGA:
Berlin gets Green – International Garden Exhibition (IGA) Berlin 2017
Under the banner of “An OCEAN of colors”, the International Garden Exhibition invites visitors to join them in Berlin from April 13th to October 15th, 2017. The IGA aims to make international garden design come alive on the exhibition grounds surrounding the Gardens of the World in Marzahn-Hellersdorf and the newly created Kienbergpark, thereby helping provide new impulses for contemporary urban development and a green lifestyle. Among other things, the IGA site will be showing smart ideas for a sustainable lifestyle. We’ll have the “IP Garden” in the Malzfabrik, for example: the little garden can be remotely watered using your smartphone or tablet and you can watch the plants growing live via cameras. A mini photovoltaics system called “Sunzilla” is set up in a green enclave next to the garden and delivers power for mobile devices. We’re especially looking forward to Berlin’s first cabin cable car! #IGA2017

Series of events "Digitizing the Greenery“ (only in German)

I. 27 April 2017: "Communicating the City – Communicative space in town“ 

  • 6.15 pm : Inlet visitors' centre IGA Berlin 2017
  • 7.00 pm: Welcome by the IGA CEO Katharina Lohmann
  • 7.15 pm: Nature & Technology? - How do they get togethter? / Jeannine Koch (IGA Berlin 2017) & Andreas Gebhard (re:publica)
  • 7.45 pm: Urban Farming of the future / Anne-Kathrin Kuhlemann & Bram De Vries (TopFarmers)
  • 8.15 pm: IPGarten @IGA 2017 / Philipp Wodara
  • 9.00 pm: Introducing Garden & Home Blog Award
    • Friederike Füller & Julia Schulte (Garden & Home Blog Award)
    • Michael Hermes (Blumen - 1.000 gute Gründe)
    • Karina Nennstiel & Folkert Siemens (Burda Verlag)
    • Claudetta Böttcher (doitbutdoitnow)


II. 25 May 2017: "Welcome to Suburbia – Building Bridges between Sub & Urban Space“

  • 6.15 pm: Inlet Wolkenhain IGA Berlin 2017
  • 7.00 pm: Welcome by Jeannine Koch (IGA Berlin 2017) & Andreas Gebhard (re:publica)
  • 7.15 pm: Urban Exodus of Nerds I Simon Kowalewski
  • 8.00 pm: "Coconat: Community and Concentrated Work in Nature - A digital workspace as bridge between city and countryside" I Janosch Dietrich & Philipp Hentschel, founder of COCONAT


III. 29 June 2017: "Digital Environmental Education“ **updated**

  • 6.15 pm: Inlet Wolkenhain IGA Berlin 2017
  • 7.00 pm: Welcome by Jeannine Koch (IGA Berlin 2017) & Andreas Gebhard (re:publica)
  • 7.15 pm: "Berlin Nature Discovery" I Martin Tscholl & Ulrike Sturm, Natural History Museum Berlin
  • 8.00 pm: Music Act Dominic Donner
  • 8.15 pm: André Ruppert, IGA-Campus & Ulrich Nowikow, Grüne Liga Berlin about digital environmental education @IGA Berlin 2017
  • 8.45 pm: get-together at Wolkenhain


IV. 27 July 2017: "Green Technology“

  • 5.30 pm: Inlet Wolkenhain IGA Berlin 2017
  • 6.00 pm: Music Act
  • 7.00 pm: Welcome by Jeannine Koch (IGA Berlin 2017) & Simone Orgel (re:publica)
  • 7.15 pm: “The Life & Death of Urban Blogging” I Stefan Höffken, Urbanophil
  • 8.30 pm: get-together at Wolkenhain


V. 31 August 2017: "Make the City / Reclaim the City“

  • 6.15 pm: Inlet Wolkenhain IGA Berlin 2017
  • 7.00 pm: Welcome by Jeannine Koch (IGA Berlin 2017) & Andreas Gebhard (re:publica)
  • 7.15 pm: IPGarten of the future - already today? I Philipp Wodara


Not yet enough? More Greenery here. And for all who like to re:cap or for those who hadn't been with us for the last events you can watch it all on radioeins.

Photo credit: IGA/Dominik Butzmann

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