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Berlin Festival of Death and Dying

  • Spitzmuhle 2 Spitzmühlenweg Strausberg, BB, 15344 Germany (map)

In contemporary Western culture death and dying are generally regarded as something to fight against, deny, hide from public view and above all fear. But what if we were to look at them differently? Despite understandable fear and denial, we may have very good reasons to want to learn more about death and dying. Thinking about and experiencing mortality–our own and that of others–can make us our lives richer, deeper and more valuable to us. Mortality in truth is the intensification of life.

We are announcing the inaugural Berlin edition of the Festival of Death and Dying.The festival will take place 30 August-1 September 2019 at the Spitzmühle, (Spitzmühlenweg 2, 15344 Strausberg) in collaboration with Cie Felix Ruckert. There will be over 20 participatory workshops, performances, talks and ceremonies on different aspects of death and dying over two days. In addition to talks and discussions, you will have experiences, which do justice to the full spectrum of what is at stake in mortality. 

Festival Director: Peter Banki, Ph.D

Curatorial Advisor : Matthias Gockel

More information about this event coming soon. Go to

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