Our big cities are getting brighter and brighter. Even in Berlin, it is rare to see a brilliant starry sky at night. This interactive walk through the centre of Berlin invites you to explore together the effects of light and darkness on the city and on ourselves.
What makes Berlin nights bright, what does darkness mean to us and how do we experience it?
These questions will be explored on an evening walk through the Tiergarten. The tour starts at sunset at Potsdamer Platz and leads from there through Berlin's Tiergarten. On the search for artificial light and dark islands, the tour is accompanied by social scientist Dr. Nona Schulte-Römer, who did her doctorate on urban lighting and is currently researching invisible environmental risks in the city and light pollution at Humboldt University in Berlin. She explains the effects of artificial light on our ecosystem and encourages discourse.