Endings and New Beginnings
Join our Berlin Change Day
on Dec. 9th, 2023

Often neglected in change processes is the need for the old to die and the new to emerge. However, the bottom of the U, described by Otto Scharmer, has become an important part of our collective understanding on how the New comes into the world.

When we looked at the history of the Berlin Change Days we have been sensing that something was dying. We don’t know what that might mean, therefore we invite you to celebrate the end or co-design a new beginning. At the same time, we want to provide the opportunity the meaning of “letting go – letting come” for our professional work.

We invite you into an outstanding space for gathering, saying goodbye to 2023, maybe to foregone projects, to old stories we want to leave behind, and to celebrate new beginnings.

We are offering a small programme and the focus will be on meeting the tribe, as we have been doing for the last 15 years!

Our agenda for Dec. 9th, 2023:
9:00 am
Venue: Atelier Gardens, Oberlandstraße 26-35, 12099 Berlin
Situated on the southern edge of Berlin’s Tempelhof Airport, the campus of Berliner Union Film Ateliers (BUFA) has been a key part of Berlin’s film and television industry since its first buildings were constructed over a century ago. Now, BUFA is expanding its user base beyond filmmakers to encompass all forms of ‘change makers’, including organisations and individuals with a focus on activism and social justice – catalysed by a sustainable transformation of its physical spaces to become Atelier Gardens.
9:00 am
9:30 am
Opening: Endings and New Beginnings
with Holger Nauheimer, Brigitta Villaronga-Walker and Udo Maar
We'll celebrate the opportunity of coming together and reflect on what we have been parting from during the last year.
9:30 am
10:15 am
Intuitive Archery
with Annette Birkholz, Bogenakademie Berlin
Inner attitude, mindfulness and self-direction are the cornerstones of Intuitive Archery. If we are connected to them, our actions become as natural and at the same time as clear and elegant as a breath.
Gracefully let go the Old and intentionally manifest the New…
That’s what we want to do with a very archaic ritual: Intuitive Archery. Join us for this deep exercise. You will start by decorating your own wooden arrow shaft with a written mission. After an introduction to intuitive archery you will let go anything that needs to be left behind from the old year. The day will culminate with the closing ritual when you release your own arrow - sending it towards the targets 2024. Not alone but synchronised, connected and inspired: in movement walking the walk of freedom and empowerment.
10:15 am
11:30 am
Open Space: What do we want to begin, and what needs to end?
We’ll open the space for the topics you want to explore further. Be it your personal project that wants to emerge or end, or a process that you are facilitating with a client, or a method or tool you would like to present. The floor is yours…
11:30 am
1:15 pm
1:15 pm
2:00 pm
Keynote: 12 Paths to Ecology
with Brendan Myers
"The Circle of Life is Broken" is the title of one of the books of Brendan Myers in which he provides a deep analysis of the current ecological crisis. In his virtual keynote, Brendan will talks about what he calls "12 paths to ecology", which are statements deeply rooted in system thinking.

The Circle of Life is more than the food web. It’s a self-organizing system of global life-cooperation and energy dissipation. Its balance and stability have been taken for granted for millennia. We will apply Brendan's philosophy the living systems we are operating in, including the Berlin Change Days.
Brendan is the author of twenty-three books in philosophy, environmental ethics, history of ideas, spirituality, urban fantasy fiction, science fiction, and game design. Originally from Elora, Ontario (Canada) Brendan holds a PhD in philosophy from NUI Galway, and now serves as professor at CEGEP Heritage College, in Gatineau, Quebec.

2:00 pm
4:00 pm
with Brigitta Vllaronga and Udo Maar
We'll do a further pace, incorporating the insights and learnings of the day
4:00 pm
6:00 pm
Closing ritual
(be prepared to be surprised)
6:00 pm
7:00 pm
Let us feed you, and let's dance!
7:00 pm

Participation fees


(including food and drinks, and 19%VAT)

Impressum / Imprint

Berlin Change Days
Dr. Holger Nauheimer
Rosenheimer Str. 5
10781 Berlin

Telefon: +49 172 944 29 82
USt-Id. Nummer: DE 230860512