Hybrid Talks V “Water”

Seegangsbecken TU Berlin

Nov 1st, 2012, 6 p.m.
Schleuseninsel, test facility Seegangsbecken, TU Berlin

Access across the bridge and foyer of the former test facility for water engineering and shipbuilding (VWS), Müller-Breslau-Str. 15, 10623 Berlin

The fifth Hybrid Talks highlight the topic “Water” As usual, speakers from different backgrounds (art, landscape design, ecotoxicology, waterworks) illuminate the issue by asking and answering questions like: What defines our relationship to this important element? How does that relationship change socially and culturally in urban environments?


  • Prof. Dr. Stephan Pflugmacher Lima (Ecological Impact Research and Ecotoxicology, TU Berlin) explains the utilization of ecosystem functions by presenting the project “Green liver – how aquatic plants can help humans”.

  • Prof. Susanne Lorenz (UdK Berlin) elaborates on the “City in the Water (Badeschiff, Schwimmring, u.a.)”.

  • Regina Gnirss (Head of Research and Development, Berliner Wasserbetriebe) illustrates the “Worth of Water”.

  • Urban Aquaculture is the focus of Grit Bürgow’s (Aquatectura – Studios for regenerative landscapes) talk, while Prof. Dr.-Ing. Martin Jekel (Water Quality Control, TU Berlin) zooms in on the relationship between “Water and the City”.

The Hybrid Talks provide an opportunity for mutual exchange and inspiration. Short presentations by multiple speakers allow a multifaceted view on one subject and an opportunity for conversation.

Did you miss the last Hybrid Talks? Here we share with you the audio recordings of the presentations!