23. ilb 06. - 16.09.2023

Water in Flux

Portrait Kathrin Röggla
Kathrin Röggla [© Jessica Schäfer]

Part I. Kathrin Röggla: »Das Wasser«

What does climate change mean for water, the substance on which we depend even more than on gas and oil? In the play of the same name, Kathrin Röggla paints a picture of a society oscillating between heavy rainfall and intense heat, a society that every day comes closer to the growing abyss of excessive demands. Actors read the text, which draws attention to a transformation that has already begun and represents one of the greatest challenges of our time.

Staged reading with Claudia Burckhardt, Alexander Ebeert, Sarah Franke, Helmut Mooshammer and Sylvana Seddig.

Part II. Panel discussion with Prof. Dr. Jörg Niewöhner and Prof. Dr. Peter Feindt from Humboldt-Universität Berlin and Dr. Sonja Knopp from Technische Universität Berlin

The reading will be followed by a discussion with the author of the play. Kathrin Röggla will answer questions from the audience. In addition, scientists from Berlin universities and CliWaC [Einstein Research Unit Climate and Water under Change] will be present to engage in an active dialogue with visitors on the explosive topic of the future of water. At the interface of science and art, a discourse will be opened that will enable participants to reflect on their own connection to water.

Moderation: Frank M. Raddatz
Language: German

The event is a production of the Theater of the Anthropocene in cooperation with the international literature festival berlin (ilb) and AnthropoScenes (funded within the framework of the Excellence Strategy of the German federal and state government by the Berlin University Alliance).