TNOC Festival 2024: The distance between dreams and reality is action

The Nature of Cities Festival 2024
19 February 2024

TNOC Festival 2024: The distance between dreams and reality is action
Virtual: April 15-26 | Berlin: June 4-7

 The Nature of Cities (TNOC) is thrilled to announce the TNOC Festival 2024, a global gathering of scientists, artists, and practitioners dedicated to pushing the boundaries of transdisciplinary collaboration. This year's theme, "The distance between dreams and reality is action," reflects the festival's commitment to inspiring tangible change and creating resilient cities that benefit both nature and people. TNOC Festival 2024 spans multiple events from April to June, beginning with two weeks of virtual programming (April 15-26) and concluding with a five-day, in-person workshop in Berlin (June 4-7). The festival is a collaborative effort with key partners, including  The City of Berlin, The Nature Conservancy, Atelier Gardens, and the Museum für Naturkunde in Berlin. The focus of TNOC Festival 2024 is on actionable outcomes. The festival will culminate in the publication of a global action toolkit and guidebook, available in German and English, among other languages. TNOC Festival emphasizes inclusivity and aims to lower barriers to participation. Through transdisciplinary dialogue, small group workshops, arts engagement, and a collaborative spirit, the festival seeks innovative solutions for the complex challenges of climate change, biodiversity loss, and inequity.

Produced by The Nature of Cities, a 501(c)3 registered non-profit in New York, TNOC Festival made its debut in 2019 in collaboration with the City of Paris. Since then, it has evolved into a unique serial format, incorporating both virtual and in-person events. The festival's adaptability ensures global participation and diversity. The in-person segment in Berlin will be hosted by Atelier Gardens, featuring plenary talks, art engagement, interactive workshops, exhibitions, and field trips. Over 100 sessions, including contributions from affiliations from all over the world, are scheduled. Distinguished speakers such as Prof. Dr. Johannes Vogel, Theresa Williamson, David Kendal, Dagmar Haase, Charles Karangwa will share their insights among others. Registration is open globally, with various options to remove barriers to participation. Limited tickets are available, so early registration is encouraged to secure a spot. NetworkNature is a proud sponsor.

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Claudia Misteli

About The Nature of Cities:
The Nature of Cities is a non-profit organization based in New York, USA, with over a decade of experience dedicated to creating better cities for nature and all people. Their work includes publishing an international online magazine, engaging in international projects related to their urban mission, and convening an annual festival that unites a global community of changemakers striving to make a difference for cities.