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Natura Urbana: The Brachen of Berlin
April 17 @ 11:00 am - April 19 @ 11:00 pm
Virtual Film Screening & Urban Ecology Panel Discussion
Friday April 17th – Sunday April 19th
NATURA URBANA | THE BRACHEN OF BERLIN tells the post-war history of Berlin through its plants. The film takes us from the Trümmerlandschaften and their unique ecologies to the abandoned roofs of the Friedrichshagen Waterworks on the edge of the city. Encountering an extraordinary variety of spontaneous vegetation from all over the world that has sprouted along railway lines, street corners, and in the distinctive Brachen of Berlin.
In a time of physical distancing, come together to think about the similarities cities around the world share. Enjoy a personal screening of the film, followed by a recorded panel discussion exploring themes around urban ecology, landscape architecture, history, city planning, language, and more. Experts will consider how ideas from the film relate to issues in Los Angeles. Panelists will include:
- Sandra Jasper Film Co-author and Junior Professor of Geography + Gender in Human-Environment-Systems at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
- Kat Superfisky Urban Ecologist at City of Los Angeles + Founder of Grown in LA (Panel Discussion Moderator)
- Evan Meyer, Executive Director at Theodore Payne Foundation + Street Plants author
- Lila Higgins, Senior Manager of Community Science at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County + Co-founder of City Nature Challenge + Author of Wild LA
This event is free, but you must RSVP to receive links to the content. These will be emailed out by Friday April 17th, so that you may enjoy at any time during the weekend in your own time zone.