Auditory Symposium

For 250 years, Japan operated almost exclusively on the basis of solar energy, without any external supply of resources. At the same time as the circular economy of the Edo period, extremely vibrant art and culture developed. Taking the historical model as a starting point, the symposium with lectures, talks and art, held simultaneously in Tokyo and Berlin, will examine the spaces for thinking and designing a necessary ecological transformation for our future.

Kindly supported by the Japan Foundation.

This is a hybrid event. It will take place at the Goethe-Institut Tokyo and the Akademie der Künste, Berlin (at Hanseatenweg 10) simultaneously as a face-to-face event and the audio will be broadcasted also live on the internet - in Japanese, German and English.The event can be followed live on the internet as a radio programme in three languages via the website



Central European Time / Japan Standard Time

7.45 am / 3.45 pm
Doors open

8.00 am / 4.00 pm

8.10 am / 4.10 pm
Azby Brown: walk through Japan in Edo-time

8.30 am / 4.30 pm
EDO museumwalk

8.45 am / 4.45 pm
Fritz Frenkler, Azby Brown, Christian Tschirner

9.05 am / 5.05 pm
Live act I
Paperorgan Opus1

9.15 am / 5.15 pm

9.45 am / 5.45 pm
Yuko Tanaka: The Edo way

10.15 am / 6.15 pm
Matthier Schmelzer and Prof. Yuka Tanaka

10.45 am / 6.45 pm
Live act II
Bastian Reiber performs Murmel Murmel

11.00 am / 7.00 pm
Ulrike Herrmann: The end of capitalism

11.20 am / 7.20 pm
Andres Veiel and Ulrike Herrmann

11.40 am / 7.40 pm

12.25 pm / 8.25 pm
Daigo Kosakai: Regulation of Forestation in Edo

12.55 pm / 8.55 pm
Michaela Christ: Transformation

1.15 pm / 9.15 pm
Michaela Christ and Daigo Kosakai

Saturday, 8 Jan 2022

8 am – 3 pm


Hybrid event — also available as live stream

With Azby Brown, Nicholas Bussmann, Michaela Christ, Fritz Frenkler, Ulrike Herrmann, Daigo Kosakai, Bastian Reiber, Matthias Schmelzer, Yuko Tanaka and Andres Veiel

In cooperation with Floating University, Goethe-Institut Tokyo, Schaubühne am Lehniner Platz and Kyoto Experiment

In German, English and Japanese

Free admission


Tel.: (030) 200 57-1000

Remaining tickets available at the box office.