Book launch 31.8.

Posted on August 23, 2020

An evening in a world of joyful learning – with inspirations, activities, book launch, and insider stories from educational pioneers. 


Event and Booklaunch for educational pioneers and changemakers

Let yourself be carried away during this evening into a world of joyful learning – with inspirations, activities, and insider stories from educational pioneers. Meet people who are pursuing new ways of teaching, co-create with them bold educational worlds, and relish experiments of pleasurable forms of learning. Some of the 40 authors of the book „A transformative edge“ will be present and will invite you to conversations and treats from the book. With Transformatorium, Waffles of Change, Try out Tent, Transformation Garden, and the chance to get a free copy of the book. After a long time of online events, this will be our first event with real contact – naturally corona-conform, in the fresh air, with social proximity and spatial distance :-).

Get inspired and co-create the future of learning.



  • 4 – 5 PM Guided Tour around Prinzessinnengärten, a location of lived transformation
  •  5 – 5.30 PM Check-in, Coffee, waffles of change, encounters and discoveries
  • 5.30 – 6.15 PM Welcome, presentation of the book, insights into the project „Transformative Learning +“
  • 6.15 – 7.45 PM Market of methods: Talks with the authors, method tastings, try-out-tent, Trasformatory, Poetree.
  • 7.45 – 8 PM Closing with Planting the Future Ceremony.
  • 8 – 9 PM Conversations, drinks, appetizers for the future, End.


We are happy to host this event in a real place of transformation: In the Prinzessinnengärten, which – together with the “Kiez-Chapel” – resurrected an old cemetery in Neukölln. Now it is a lively community meeting place for the neighborhood and an experimental space for learning with nature.


Languages: German and English with translation where needed.

Participation in the event is free thanks to Erasmus funding. Donations that support our work are welcome.


The challenges of our time – from interaction amongst us humans to deal with nature – demand to find and tread new paths how we live, do business, work, meet each other, and how we think. How can we learn to treat ourselves and our planet differently? How can we transform ourselves personally and as a society? What does learning for a sustainable society look like? How can we, instead of fear scenarios and compulsion, use and strengthen curiosity, creativity, and the desire to contribute as impulses for development?

The Visionautik Akademie has been pursuing these questions since it was founded in 2008, by accompanying social entrepreneurs and visionaries and by researching and experimenting with methods to learn and innovate.

The concept of transformative learning according to Jack Mezirow has highly inspired us and so we have worked intensively with it for the last two years as part of an Erasmus project. Together with 4 European partner organizations we grappled and further developed it, collected, and tried out transformative methods. The result, among other things, is “A Transformative Edge”, a book with personal stories, knowledge, inspiration, and a comprehensive collection of approaches and methods of transformative learning. 

It is a pleasure for us to share these treasures with you and to offer you a few samples to try out yourself :-) – on the 150th birthday of the educational pioneer Maria Montessori, in a place that continuously transforms death into life!

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