The Clash

Two representatives of the art world meet. Both have dedicated their lives to art. One out of passion, the other out of greed. The classical art market meets art flipping.

In the past, it would have been unthinkable to look at art from a purely economic perspective. Nowadays, this is completely normal in the art world. It conditions and destroys the market in equal measure. It often raises the question of the motivation to buy and whether it is still about the art – or about sheer commerce.

What happens when these two people meet?
And which side are you on?

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Celebrating the Diversity of Science

“In a world of increasing complexity we need everyone on board“

Seven scientific institutes celebrate 30 years of cooperation in the Berlin Research Network at POP KUDAMM. The diverse research fields of the Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB), the Leibniz Institute of Crystal Growth (IKZ), the Paul Drude Institute for Solid State Electronics (PDI), the Weierstrass Institute for Applied Analysis and Stochastics (WIAS), the Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research (IZW), the Max Born Institute (MBI) and the Leibniz Research Institute for Molecular Pharmacology (FMP) allow us to have an impact on almost all areas of society. Our extraordinary research efforts show us every day how important the great diversity of research topics and approaches, management structures and leadership cultures is. We experience a great diversity of cultures, backgrounds and lifestyles in our institutes.

And that’s exactly what we want to celebrate! With elevator pitches, scientific crosstalk between fish researchers and quantum people, wild animals, crystals, pharmacological research, math and ultra-short lasers, and a good dose of fun. – Ever heard of powerpoint karaoke?

The evening will end with a concert by Saudia Young and Lars Vegas and drinks at the bar

An all-day festival of science at Pop Kudamm.

Daily Programm

15:30 Podium discussion about the source of excellent research
With: Prof. Dr. Norbert Palz, President of the University of the Arts, Prof. Dr. Thomas Schröder,
Spokesman of the Board of the Forschungsverbund Berlin, Armaghan Naghipour, State Secretary for Science, Research and Equality (requested).
Moderation: Dr. Carsten Hucho, Spokesperson of the Leibniz Association’s Knowledge Transfer Working Group.

17:30 Real or fake?
Steven Seet, Institute of Zoo and Wildlife Research, Erika Martinez Ruiz, Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries, Roman Engel-Herbert, Director of the Paul Drude Institute for Solid State Electronics.

19:30 Saudia Young and Lars Vegas.
Saudia Young is a New York City-born singer/songwriter with growling, soulful vocals and a top-notch “noir rockabilly blues” band. Young and her bandmates have been shaking up the scene with their unique sound, a combination of rhythm & blues, rockabilly and dark Americana. Based in Berlin and Europe since 2014, Young and her boys have played the streets, local pubs, weddings, rockabilly festivals, motorcycle clubs, tattoo conventions and rock clubs, including legendary Berlin clubs Wild at Heart, Bassy Cowboy Club and Road Runners Rock & Motor Club.

No registration required. Just drop by. : )

An event organized by Forschungsverbund Berlin e.V.

Blind Mirrors

Since the AIs replicate the images from the internet on which they have been trained, the works may reflect social biases. In the near future, this problem will certainly change – but it shows how dependent the networks are on the data sets.

Who should own the copyright of works created with AIs? The human or the machine?svensauer_artificial_interligence_versus_humans_faces_neon_grapAn additional topic of discussion is remuneration.

Another issue is remuneration. Because the AI applications earn money with the styles of artists, without the person who is copied participating in the remuneration.

The last bastion of humanity – Are artists threatened with extinction?


DR. BERND FLESSNER, Futurologist / Futures Studies, Central Institute for Scientific Reflection and Key Qualifications (ZiWiS) / Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg; TOBIAS MANNEWITZ Founder Karakter Design Studio, Emmy Award Winner, VFX Artist; DR. ANNE-KATHRIN MÜLLER Lawyer in the field of copyright for AI;

Berlin TV Series Festival

In June 2022, the BERLIN SERIES FESTIVAL will take place in Berlin – online and with conference guests as a presence event in its now already 6th edition.

The up-and-coming international series festival in the capital has been celebrating international top stars, filmmakers and their series from 43 countries with 5 full days every year for the past 5 years, and offers the opportunity to exchange ideas and discover new talent at the multi-day industry conference at networking events. The BERLIN SERIES brand focuses on creative theme days and emotional experiences and at the same time sees itself as an audience event and marketplace for series productions from Germany and all over Europe. As a business platform, the festival with its „Industry Summit“ offers optimal opportunities for lively business activity around the product series.

This year’s guests include big names from the scene as well as rising stars from the German scene such as Oscar and Golden Globe winner Nick Vallelonga, Sex Education creator Alice Seabright and top German talents such as the authors of the series 4 Blocks.


A highlight of this year’s festival will be the special TV SERIES FESTIVAL Masterclasses. Each year the event invites the industry’s biggest talents for a few hours of intense discussion and exchange with festival guests. Last year, actresses Erica Rivas and Veronika Ferres led the programme.

Programme und Registration

The master classes will take place on Saturday, 25 June and Sunday, 26 June at POP KUDAMM.

This time, the programme will focus on authors represented by:

Oscar and Golden Globe winner Nick Vallelonga

Star author Richard Kropf

Sex Education Creator Alice Seabright.

In addition, there will be an online lesson with:

Nic Pizzolatto, screenwriter of True Detective.

On both masterclass days, these giants of the storytelling business will share as well as host a Q&A with Attendees.

Registration is required to attend.

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