The Art of Process… & all the activity swirling around us…

Stop by any day after 11:00 to join in the creative fun while there are still some installation opportunities open!
 
Over the weekend Murielle Gandre​ and Scott Bolden​ worked to get the bar top finished enough so that it will not get damaged. Just a few more steps left to really make it glow! (although, both the wood and copper look radically different depending on the lighting conditions – its a color changing bar!)
 
Throughout the process, there were several events happening and the process turned into a bit of a side show during a women’s meet-up and many happenings from our Zero Waste event series with Transition Town Pankow​, The Real Junk Food Project: Berlin​, Open Source Circular Economy Days Berlin and a few more surprises….. like:
 
Our tech team just won 1st prize for our sentient lighting project in the Baumhaus! The contest had something to do with technology that benefits humanity… more on that soon!
 

The Next 2 Week Push! :: Building A Shared Vision

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October 25 – November 7

Two weeks of intensive building work ahead – let’s get together again for the final push to make the Baumhaus space legally functional so we can keep the project alive and moving forward!

Come by and join us any day (schedule below) – no special skills required, and we’re happy about everybody helping out for a few hours!

We will be:
• installing and finishing a wood mosaic bar using upcycled / recycled wood and other ecological building materials
• constructing and decorating organic interior facades
• painting surfaces – general & decorative
• attaching branches to installations
• building and installing small finishing details with wood, clay, ceramic mosaic, textiles and lighting
• cooking for the team
 general cleaning
• documenting and sharing the process

SCHEDULE
(after work events will be added as they come, feel free to offer an experience worth sharing…)

Di 25.10.
13 – 19:00 general WORK session
19:00 – dinner and social session
21:00 – Konstantin Mercks (acoustic guitar and vocal)

Mi 26.10.
11 – 19:00 general WORK session
19:00 – dinner and social session

Do 27.10.
11 – 17:00 general WORK session
17 – 19:00 Baumhaus Community Day, open speaking hours
19:15 project updates and quick pitches
19:30 rescued bio food buffet

Sa 29.10.
13 – 19:00 general WORK session
19 – Chill session with musical guests
21:00 – the all-nighter 24 hour participative design challenge & special session:
Join and support Scott in creating the design for the next major mosaic installation in the Men’s toilet room. Bring drinks, snacks, games, music and creativity to share. The Baumhaus will be be transformed into a creative lounge… bring your own projects to work on or join in the ones we have here, take a break on the dance floor… All support is welcome

So 30.10.
14 – 19:00 general WORK session
19 – 21:00 last 2 hours of 24 hour design session (celebrate, eat, sleep)

Di 1.11.
11 – 19:00 general work session

Mi 2.11.
11 – 18:00 general WORK session
18:30 – Baumhaus Zero Waste Meeting (BUND)

Do 3.11.
11 – 17:00 general WORK session
17 – 19:00 Baumhaus Community Day, open speaking hours
19:15 project updates and quick pitches
19:30 rescued bio food buffet
20:30 Improvisational Groove Orchestra (voacal improv jam)
https://soundcloud.com/scott-bolden/ebb-and-flow-p2-edit-2

Sa 5.11.
13 – 19:00 general WORK session
19 – Chill session

So 6.11.
14 – 19:00 general WORK session

Mo 7.11.
11 – 19:00 general WORK session

Thursdays are going to be busy at the Baumhaus…

Thanks to everyone who came out to help prepare for and participate in our first regular community day! Great vibes, good ideas, a yummy rescued bio buffet, a zero waste panel discussion, a workshop painting with colors made from plants, a meeting with a local Wedding group, a clothing exchange complete with a sustainability lottery/quiz plus a whole lot of fun gettign good thing done! Check our facebook timeline for all the event details past , present and future.

p.s. We still really need people to help us finish the space before November so we can get legal and stay open! We are here every week day from 10 until 20:00; just stop by and help with one of our projects…

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Emergent Berlin Festival 2016 *Emerging Baumhaus*

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Join us for a weekend of informal exchange, co-creation and celebration…

Which initiatives and ideas for social and ecological change are emerging in our city? How can we support each other? What can we do together to bring forward positive change? What do we want to make happen in the emergent Baumhaus project space?

Introduce yourself / your project in 2-3min (write us an email to info@baumhausberlin.de to secure a spot)

SATURDAY 24.9. *EMERGENT BERLIN*

BARCAMP 12-7pm
11am walking meditation
12am project presentations
2pm lunch
3pm themed discussions
6pm round-up

OPEN BAUMHAUS 3-10pm
7pm: Join us for DINNER – a buffet with rescued organic food in Baumhaus, organised and prepared with love by The Real Junk Food Project: Berlin

PARTY @ Panke e.V.
www.facebook.com/events/337093600014312/

SUNDAY, 25.9. *EMERGENT WEDDING*

OPEN BAUMHAUS 3-10pm
BARCAMP Wedding 4-7pm

A festival for bottom-up transformation towards sustainability in Wedding and Berlin – and the kick-off event for our emerging Baumhaus project space here in Gerichtstraße 23 in Wedding.
www.emergentberlin.de

Special thanks to special people

We are back to working every weekday from 10 until 10 unless we have a gathering in the evening… Like this Monday and every Thursday when The Real Junk Food Project: Berlin will cook another bio rescued food dinner feast for helpers and visitors.

We still need more hands each day this week to jam the next finishing work out. Skilled and unskilled help is welcome! Everyday something in the space is transforming.

Another heart-felt big thanks go out to all the generous and wonderful people who have helped to build the space and event program so far!

Building Weeks! Clay & Mosaic Workshops +

Clay Building

Next steps until our opening on September 24

Dear Baumhaus friends, Thousand thanks to all of you for supporting our crowdfunding (16,038€) – and to all of you who came by in the last week for the first time and helped on the construction site! The last weeks we tried to do our homework internally as well, grow smarter and restructure our building team. Now we’re stepping forward towards opening together, and we’re happy about everyone who comes by for a few hours and pitch in so we can open on September 24!

MOSAIC

Join us this week (everyday from 11 until late) for an extended mosaic session, building beautiful recycling 3D mosaics and roots in the Baumhaus bathrooms.

PAINTING, WOODWORKING Every day starting at 10am we’re at the construction site. Come by, check out our progress and pitch in! No special skills required. We paint, clean, work with wood… and in the afternoon there is food for everyone.

CLAY WORKSHOP Aug 24 – 28

We’re excited: The clay work will start Wednesday! Who wants to participate?  No experience needed.  (workshop runs everyday, Wednesday until Sunday, August from 11 until 9pm.

Thanks, Scott, Karen & the entire Baumhaus Team

p.s. Baumhaus video and text Portrait – Berlin im Wandel

For All Mosaic Lovers Aug.16-21

A week full of mosaic work – come by for a couple of hours or longer and help creating beautiful recycling 3D mosaics in the Baumhaus bathrooms. Schedule for mosaic sessions:
Tuesday (Aug 16) 10am – 4pm (or longer..)
Wednesday (Aug 17) 10am – 4pm (or longer..)
Thursday (Aug 18) 10am – 4pm (or longer..)
Sunday (Aug 21) noon – 6pm (or longer…)

What we will do: First we cut and rasp gas concrete blocks in the shape of roots and fix them onto the walls. Then comes the destruction work: hammering old ceramic tiles into little pieces… before we revive them to beautiful patterns on the root shapes. Grouting…. et voilá! Stunning recycling 3D mosaic – made by you!

We have quite some mosaic material already, but you can still bring old dishes or tiles (max 8mm thick) in earthy colours or blue and greenish shades.

Looking forward to mosaicking with you! (Questions, ideas, comments? info@baumhausberlin.de)

https://www.facebook.com/events/1242916525742560/

Vertical Garden Meeting IX

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Where: Das Baumhaus, Gerichtstraße 23, 13347 Berlin

7:00 pm meet and greet
7:30 pm begin

It’s part two of our vertical garden plant arrangement meeting.
During the last meeting we managed to come up with some wonderful designs for the new garden that will cover a large area on the wall. We then picked out our favorite patterns. Now we have to see how we arrange the plants to match the pattern.

Facebook event 

HELP SAVE THE BAUMHAUS PROJECT!

We need more financing and volunteers to stay on track to open September 24!

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Now we need your help to realise this project or there is a good chance that we will not make it and the Baumhaus project COULD BE EFFECTIVELY OVER unless there is another miracle out there waiting for us…

Contribute to our crowd funding until August 9 :: Volunteer to help build until September 20 (See below for links and details)

So, if you know the project and you can help us make it happen, then now is the time to help!

If you do not know the project yet, then we invite you to check it out. We are building an indoor tree house (Das Baumhaus) as an event and project space (meetings, workshops, co-working, project development, social gatherings etc…) for people in Berlin who want to get active in making Berlin and the world a better, more balanced and more sustainable place… everyday! A special space for people who want to have fun but get some practical good things done together.  http://www.baumhausberlin.de/en/

During the last 4 years, over 300 people built the project together with more than 15000 hours of volunteering, legal planning and gathering 92,000€ worth of financing. Now is the last step where we need support from the community to actually, finally make it happen.
There are 2 important ways to help now and over the next 7 weeks to keep the dream alive:

Action NOW

Make a donation in any amount to our crowd-funding campaign before the end of the day Tuesday August 9.

https://www.startnext.com/en/baumhausberlin

If we can get a total of 15,000€ until August 9 then we get the money and can continue financing the project so that we can open September 24. With over 11,000€ to it may seem like an impossible task but it’s not too late!

Consider this quest as a metaphore similar to dealing with global warming, we have very little time to solve this problem and we need to get as many people as possible to contribute to the cause.

Your contribution now is a concrete step in making a better world a reality by providing a space to connect, engage, empower, inspire, activate and give visibility to the idea of collaboration across cultural, social, economic and other boundaries.

DURING THE NEXT 7 WEEKS

Volunteer to help paint, build installations, make lighting installations, do finishing work with wood, work on mosaics, help make clay walls, cook for volunteers, take photos and videos of the process, help develop the event programming for the first month of our opening plus a bunch of other stuff.

We work everyday form 10 in the morning until 7 in the evening. Go to this page, pick a week to help and sign up:

http://www.baumhausberlin.de/en/building/mitbauen/

(more dates will be available in September soon)

Thanks,

Scott, Karen & the entire Baumhaus Team