Table talk No. 3
3 November, 7 pm
with Dr. Arndt Pechstein
and Timo Kaphengst
Location: DIDEROT, Raabestraße 1, 10405 Berlin
SATELLITE BERLIN/ VITAL FORCES – FOOD IN CONTEXT invited to an open table talk discussion with guest experts Dr. Arndt Pechstein and Timo Kaphengst. Using the game idea of 'Memory' as a point of departure for discussion, we tackled our third think tank chapter NATURE AND RESOURCES: EARTH, WATER, FIRE AND AIR. During this lively evening, teams defined associations and problems and found solutions for the absurd cycles of modern food production, non-transparent processes in agriculture and food industry. Due to their extensive work experience, our guest speakers provided their knowledge of facts and on-going related research, as well as illuminate the interrelationship of the fields involved.
While enjoying a zero-kilometer-stew (= hearty winter stew with all regional organic ingredients straight from the farmers market), this was another successful table talk format, using the communal table for a non-hierarchical discussion.
About our guest speakers
As multi-award winning entrepreneur, coach, and specialist in Neuroscience, Biomimicry (bio-inspired innovation), Design Thinking (user-centered innovation) and Digital Business Models, Berlin-based Dr. Arndt Pechstein advises companies and organizations in adaptive leadership, resilient and learning networks, disruptive innovation, and a new digital mindset. Arndt is managing director of the innovation firm & academy phi360.eu and founder & director of the German think-tank for Biomimicry. He designs co-creative change strategies & programs to impact human behavior in organizations in a transformative and sustainable manner. His transformative work is applied across all sectors, ranging from automotive, banking, pharmaceutical, and energy to manufacturing, e-commerce and education. Arndt combines technical and analytical knowledge with human cognitive and intuitive behavior and creative approaches to create sustainable and scalable solutions in a complex and exponential world. His credo is: "Don't just be successful, be significant!"
Timo Kaphengst has over ten years work experience in applied environmental research and political consultancy. Since 2016, he is a freelance consultant for social innovation and an active player in building a 'Regionalwert AG' Company for Berlin-Brandenburg. He is part on the board of food policy counsel in Berlin. He is dedicated to implement structures to enable a change in society towards more sustainability in agriculture and the food industry and that this change can only be partly regulated by politics, but requires a participating, interactive change of perception within society, based on a municipal level.
The TABLE TALK
Our table talks is a discussion series engaging the audience to not only listen but to participate, discussing topics with experts in the related field Sitting together at one table initiates a non-hierarchical and active spacial situation, leading to an open conversation. Part of the table talk events is sharing and enjoying food, emphasizing the communal aspect of eating. Therefore nobody will go home hungry.
Photography by Nora Novak