Microbiologist Daniel Lammel and biochemist and illustrator Eliot Morrison from the artist and scientist collective DIY Hack the Panke guide participants along the Panke River in Berlin-Wedding, discussing the interaction of water, soil and atmosphere from the molecular level and how this effects and is affected by organisms up to the larger ecological level. They explain how water, plants and soil take part in cycles of carbon and nitrogen that support life, and how Berlin's urban environment can both nurture and threaten biodiversity.
Lammel is a Postdoctoral researcher at the Institute of Biology (Ecology
of Plants), Free University Berlin. His area of research is soil ecology
and mycorrizal symbiosis.
Morrison is a biochemist and illustrator. He completed his PhD at
the Institute of Biochemistry, Free University Berlin, where he is currently
conducting Postdoctoral research on post-translational lipid modifications
and enzyme kinetics in T cells (the molecular structure of immune cells)
group DIY Hack the Panke, founded in January 2018, consists of a group
of artists, scientists and curators promoting Citizen Science projects
along the Panke River in north and central Berlin. Through interdisciplinary
practice, the group aims to explore the Panke River for living organisms
and critically examine its complex history of human use.
by the Fachbereich Kunst und Kultur Bezirksamt Mitte and the Bezirkskulturfonds: