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2.8.2014 | Crash Pad c/o KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin

Wake: Berlin

Lecture by Maria Thereza Alves

Artist Maria Thereza Alves will discuss her project Wake: Berlin (2000) in which, through the germination of seeds found in construction sites of Berlin, a series of overlooked histories of the city surfaced. This methodology has been used by Alves in different contexts to reveal how botany can become politicized when looked from the perspective of movement and displacement of seeds, which although seemingly dead, can germinate after hundreds of years of dormancy.