Walk and reading
17 Sep 2023 · 5.00 pm

Von Krähen und Menschen. Verflochtene Lebensräume. Walk and reading with Tabea Hertzog and Cord Riechelmann

Venue: 5.00 pm Hermannplatz and 7.00 pm Grimmstraße/Dieffenbachstraße, 10967 Berlin
Organized by Moritz Gansen, Hanna Hamel

Due to great demand for our first walk in July, there will be a second edition of the “Krähenspaziergang” in September, this time with the support of the Kiezlabor at CityLAB Berlin:

Crows are our neighbors, and yet—or maybe because of this—many people don’t seem to trust them. Thus, many depictions of crows are rather grim. However, there is more to crows than their established Western (pop) cultural portrayal as sinister gallows birds and the heralds of impending doom may suggest. Above all, according to Tabea Hertzog and Cord Riechelmann, crows are exceptionally intelligent animals that make flexible and inventive use of their (changing) environment. They uphold a complex social life, they play and quarrel, gather in large groups in late autumn, and pass on newly acquired skills to their fellow birds. And occasionally, they may even let us humans in on their secrets.

As we take a walk through Berlin’s urban nature-cultures, we create a space where we can closely encounter crows and other urbanites. The walk will lead us from Hermannplatz via Hasenheide to the reading stage on Grimmstraße, where we will conclude our event with a reading and a subsequent conversation.

Admission is free of charge, but we kindly ask you to register in advance. Please register separately for the walk and the reading. Of course, you may also register for both.


Fig. above: © Alma Itzhaky, Ruderal Community, 2020 (ink and pencil on paper, 50×70)


Sunday, 17 Sep 2023

5.00 pm
Walk with Cord Riechelmann
Meeting place: “Tanzendes Paar” at the center of Hermannplatz, 10967 Berlin
In case of heavy rain, we will meet directly at a location to be named.

7.00 pm
Reading with Tabea Hertzog and Cord Riechelmann
Meeting place: Location Kiezlabor: Dieffenbachstraße/Grimmstraße, 10967 Berlin