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Natura Urbana (documentary film)

16 November 2018

Munich Center for Technology in Society (MCTS) der TUM invites you to an event we are holding on November 16th with the Cambridge Prof. of Geography, Matthew Gandy. In cooperation with the Hochschule für Film und Fernsehen (HFF) we will screen and discuss his documentary film ‘Natura Urbana’.

Where: Kino1 of HFF (HFF München, Bernd-Eichinger-Platz 1, 80333 München)
When: 16th of November 2018 at 18 o’clock

The film ‚Natura Urbana‘, is produced and directed by the urban geographers Prof. Dr. Matthew Gandy and Dr. Sandra Jasper and results from their ERC-project ‘rethinking urban nature’. Together with Karin Jurschick, Professor for documentary film at HFF and Felix Remter, filmmaker and anthropologist at the MCTS they will discuss the Film and the potential of documentary film within scientific publication and vice versa.

Short synopsis:
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 Natura Urbana the changing vegetation of Berlin serves as a parallel history to war-time destruction, geo-political division, and the newest phase of urban transformation. Natura Urbana takes us on a unique journey through Berlin ranging from the botanical microcosm of cracked paving stones to elaborate attempts to map the entire city in terms of its distinctive ecological zones.

The following day we are welcoming you to an interdisciplinary Workshop on ‘Ecologizing Urban Ontologies in the Anthropocene’.

Natura Urbana-Kleiner Filmscreening (PDF)


16 November 2018


Hochschule für Film und Fernsehen
Bernd-Eichinger-Platz 1
München, Deutschland