Autumn Program 2022


The Fragile Human Symposion

8. Oct 2022


The Fragile Human Symposion is a chance to dive into the hidden facets of our relationship to food, to others, to ourselves. Once you opt in, you encounter the pivotal moment when obsolete rituals and secular memories are left over, you move nude to—and from—others through interwoven dreamscapes. It is a fresh journey into the enigmatic, the unpredictable, the unknown, the vulnerable. Who knows the quest or the destination? What is at stake is the whispered re-enactment, the creative process in which you engage in—and with—the surrounding sociotope. 

Do not miss the opportunity to explore, practice and learn about The Fragile Human through insightful exchange and experiment with catalyst thinkers from the fields of art, design, architecture and beyond.

8 Oct, 2022

225,-- Euro incl. 19% VAT
keynote, 3-course-performative shared meal, wine pairing, artist interview and transfer moderation

Registration via e-mail is now open



Entropic Dream

 4. - 5. Nov 2022


All things start from the point of an initial state of disorder. It is in fact a universal tendency (of all matter and energy) to move towards a state of inert uniformity. Entropy, like decay or ruin, is a very timely view of the world - and the social system - in which we live. As individuals, we are exposed to it in our daily lives. Yet, should we pursue less 'noise' and disturbance, greater stability (in our projects, our lives or our dreams)? Or should we learn to navigate through so many multiple and contradictory dynamics? Or perhaps we should even use this state of existence in a constructive manner?


The Entropic Dream Symposion is set at a tipping point where disorder is at its peak, to dream of the conditions and modes of re-configuring new order.

Do not miss the opportunity to explore, practice and learn about The Entropic Dream through insightful exchange and experiment with catalyst thinkers from the fields of art, design, architecture and beyond.

4 -5 Nov, 2022
750,-- Euro incl. 19% VAT, keynote, transformation design panel, film screening&lecture, workshops and transfer moderation, lunch snacks and drinks.

Registration via e-mail is now open



Johanna Seelemann

15 Sept - 5 Nov 2022



HORTULANUS pieces are compostable furniture from low-tech materials. They use low-embodied energy resources such as corn ears, straw and loam to re-envision our relationship with nature. Playing on the pre-conception of technological achievements, the aesthetics of HORTULANUS resists traditional connotations. Its appearance goes beyond vernacular and humble to create a desirable and opulent object. The pieces celebrate the abundance within the natural world. 


“The project proposes that objects of utility return to [the natural] cycle, incorporating maintenance, change and decay in their design” says Johanna Seelemann. 


Ultimately, there isn’t a universal solution to climate resilience.

It is obvious that we must turn to a multitude of approaches.

15 Sept - 5 Nov, 2022

Opening 14 Sept, 6 - 9 pm

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Silence Meal
Nina Backman

08 Oct 2022


The Silence Meal is a performative dining experience hosted by the Finnish artist Nina Backman. The meal follows a specific frame and is officially opened when the artist sits down. Attending to the rituals of a meal in a way that is free of verbal distraction, the communality of silence brings with it an intensity unique to the occasion. Thus, in removing the ingredient of the spoken word, guests are left free to explore a myriad of sensory experiences that can be both physical, emotional, spiritual or cultural in nature. The Silence Meal presents its guests with an opportunity to observe what emerges in place of unspoken interaction.


Accompanied by an interview with the artist and art critic Gesine Borcherdt.

8 Oct 2022 

Embedded in The Fragile Human Symposion

Registration via e-mail is now open

Speculative Diaries

Silence - 8 Oct 2022
Transformation - 5 Nov 2022



SPECULATIVE DIARIES are a series of one-day workshops using the EMBARKING FUTURE® meta-method to dive into a theme—be it a phenomenon, an idea or a practice. They are suitable for adventurous minds willing to question dogma and belief, the unknown and ambiguity, and find new inspiration and perspective through perception, fiction and foreknowledge. These composite fragments, sculptures of ever-changing ideas, now unfold in the re:future lab program starting in October 2022. 


Workshop 'SILENT TRANSFORMATION', accessible within the framework of

The Entropic Dream Symposion, 5 Nov 2022

Registration via e-mail is now open
In German or English


'Creating a place where protagonists from art and science meet and debate the question "How do we want to live?" is the right approach to jointly develop ideas that make our world a little better and our thinking freer. In Berlin, an important step has been taken to turn visions into reality'

(Gesine Borcherdt in Die WELT AM SONNTAG, March 12, 2022)

Archive 2020 - 2022


'Interwoven chronicles.

An artistic dialogue on a fictive crossroad between two Weltinnenraums'

Jovana Popić (Berlin)

Madeleine Schwinge (Berlin)

Curated by Madeleine Schwinge


29 April - 28 May 2022


Opening on occasion of Gallery Weekend Berlin 28 April, 6 - 9 pm

The artists are present

Special opening hours

Saturday 30 April, 2 - 6 pm

Sunday 1 May, 2 - 5 pm

Images: (1) Johanna Bruckner, Crush Pad Lava, 2021; (2)Parsons & Charlesworth, Catalog for the Posthuman, 2021; (3) Gregory Chatonsky, E-phemeral skin, 2021


Art for the Anthropocene / #2

The Whole Earth 2045.

Memories and Bodies from a Future

Johanna Bruckner (Zurich),

Grégory Chatonsky (Paris),

Parsons & Charlesworth (Chicago)

Curated by Madeleine Schwinge


6 Nov - 11 Dec 2021

extended until 26 Feb 2022

Artist talk Nov. 6, 5-6 pm

with Parsons & Charlesworth (Artists and Designer) and

Ian Erik Stewart (Neuro scientist, Max Delbrück Institut)

moderated by Madeleine Schwinge

"Imagining a future where success depends upon our ability to be permanently cognitively sharp, quantifying ourselves with data, and able to work the long and irregular hours assigned by algorithm led corporations, Catalog for the Post-Human provides tools to help workers cope with circumstances in which their bodies may be pushed to the limit“, (Parsons & Charlesworth)

Images: Lucia Hinojosa Gaxiola, 2021


Art for the Anthropocene / #1 

A Blink from Sonic Eyes.

Drawings from the Fleeting Archive of Towards Sound

Sketches from 17 international composers and sound artists. The archive Towards Sound was initiated by composer and curator Ruth Wiesenfeld, Berlin.

Curated by Jan-Philipp Frühsorge


7 Oct - 30 Oct 21

Artist talk 7 Oct, 5-6 pm

with Ruth Wiesenfeld, Alessandra Eramo and Sagardìa

moderated by Jan-Philipp Frühsorge

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IMAGINE - we could be the ones to change it all


Madeleine Schwinge

The Psychedelic Chicks, 2021

A call to think and act.


Fictional concert posters.

A mini series of six motives.

Limited edition.

25 Jul - 30. Sept 2021

Images: Madeleine Schwinge, Imagine we would be the ones, The Psychedelic Chicks, 2021
Images: (1) Stella Geppert, InsideT, 2020; (2) Installation view RADICAL ROOMING, re:future Lab


Life Performance

An experimental live performance and artistic proposition exploring our way to inhabit space and connect with the others.
1 venue. 4 artists. 5 cameras. 1 screen.


Co-curated by Mathilde Irrmann, Madeleine Schwinge and Cécile Nebbot



Mathilde Irrmann, Berlin (Lecture),

Brandon Johnson, L.A. and Berlin (Music),

Elitsa Mateva, Berlin (Dance),

Stella Geppert, Berlin (Art) with InsindeT - Learning from the body, 2020 re:future Lab edit
Technical team:

Lan Syreen, Jeffray Schwabe, mk, Sarah Bouchet, Paul Stutenbäumer
with text fragments from:

Ingeborg Bachmann, Berlinde de Bruyckere, Mathilde Irrmann, Michel Foucault, Alberto Giacometti, Kim Gordon, Ursula Le Guin, Robert Smithson, Peter Zumthor


Live screening 28 Jan 2021, 6-7 p.m.

via YouTube and Facebook


PERSPECTIVES - Tomorrow is the question. Seek movements.

with Hollie Miller, Jovana Popic, Madeleine Schwinge, Jonny Star, Charlie Stein

Curated by Madeleine Schwinge


5 Dec 20 - 16 Jan 2021

Images: (1) Charlie Stein, Mirror face, 2020; (2) Madeleine Schwinge, Searching for new utopias, 2019, (3) Jovana Popić, Heterotopia, 2017

IN DIALOGUE - The Artist and the Artists Collection

with works by Joseph Beuys, Paula Doepfner, Marlene Dumas, EVA & ADELE, Valérie Favre, Caroline Kryzecki, Jovana Popic, Madeleine Schwinge, Jonny Star, Claire Tabouret

Curated by Madeleine Schwinge


2 Oct - 14 Nov 2020

Images: (1) Jovana Popić, Routes 1, 2014;  (2) Madeleine Schwinge, New Biopic, The Psychedelic Chicks, 2019; (3) Valerie Favre, Ghost (After Witches' Flight by Goya), 2014-15

EMBARK! - 5 Questions to 

A research project, giving voice to groundbreaking artists and pioneering future protagonists, active in various fields of mutation, all dealing with the pressing topics of our epoch. The interview's common parenthesis is a questionnaire with five identical questions on the possible catalytic role of art, the impact of transdisciplinarity and narration for future socio-ecological transformation, including insights on personal creative strategies. The project is documented on the online platform Extracts are constantly embedded in the re:future Lab's art mediation and learning lab. Highlights will be published in book form in the near future.

Curated by Madeleine Schwinge


March 2020 - ongoing

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