Exhibition »Stretching Materialities«
A Tour Through the Lab

Banner Lab Tour »Stretching Materialities«. Copyright: Offshore Design

Architectures of Weaving
A Virtual Event Organized by the Project »Weaving«

Architectures of Weaving. Copyright: Xingwen Pan, weißensee school of art and design berlin; NODE Berlin Oslo

Ultratool – Why Calling it Phone?
Collaborative Studio Project with Students from the Dyson School of Design Engineering, Imperial College London, and weißensee school of art and design berlin

WEON prototype. Copyright: Netta Gigi, Harrison Tan, Fu Yitao, Jehyun Kim

ExC Matters of Activity
@exc_moa, 22.6.2021
RT @MpiciPotsdam: Today at 4:15 pm, our director Peter Fratzl is giving a virtual lecture on 'Mechanical Behavior of Tessellations'. 🖥️🎥@BM
On Gestaltung
New Online Lecture Series at weißensee school of art and design berlin

Circular processes and feedback loops in additive manufacturing processes, Babette Wiezorek 2016, porcelain, 3D printing (detail). Copyright: Babette Wiezorek 2016.

Matters of Activity at Humboldt Labor
Cluster Video Online Now

Still from »Matters of Activity« Film at Humboldt Labor. Copyright: Time Prints 2021

Talking Matters
Online Lecture Series of the Cluster of Excellence »Matters of Activity«

Poster Online Lecture Series »Talking Matters«, Copyright: Lucius Fekonja, Bastian Beyer, Iva Rešetar, adapted by NODE Berlin

Interdependence of Structure and Function in Biological Materials
Peter Fratzl holds Lecture Series for an Interdisciplinary Audience at HU

Biological materials are built with a limited number of building blocks, based on polysaccharides, proteins, and minerals. Copyright: Julia Blumenthal 

Integrative Computational Design for Architecture
Kick-Off Event of the new MoA Colloquia at weißensee school of art and design

BUGA Fibre Pavillon 2019, ICD/ITKE, University of Stuttgart, Copyright: Roland Halbe

ExC Matters of Activity
@exc_moa, 22.6.2021
What do #neurosurgeon Hugues Duffau and #Renaissance #artist #Michelangelo have in common? We look forward to a sti… twitter.com/...
Student Assistant in the Project »Cutting« (m/f/d)
40h per Month, Limited until 31/12/2022 – MoA_05_2021 – Application Deadline 21 June 2021 – Start of Employment: August 2021

Collage, Paleontological Volume with One Point Perspective Grid. Copyright: Lucas Rodrigues

Situated Digital Agencies
Seminar Series between MoA's Doctoral Program and the Department of Digital and Experimental Design at UdK Berlin

Situated Digital Agencies. Copyright: Maxie Schneider

Student Assistant Wanted for Project »Filtering« – Apply until 25 June!

Semantic Encodings of YouTube Comments Clustered and Visualized in Two Dimensions. Copyright: Michael Tebbe

Can Bacteria Spin a Yarn? We Need a New Culture of Materials
Cluster Members Opened Event Series »MitWissenschaft/ WeSearch« at the Humboldt Forum

Can Bacteria Spin a Yarn? Kick-Off event »MitWissenschaft/ WeSearch«, Humboldt Forum Berlin, 29 April 2021. Copyright: Humbolt Forum

The Event of a Fibre
Essay by Regine Hengge and Karin Krauthausen on the Occasion of the Exhibition »Hella Jongerius: Woven Cosmos« Published

Hella Jongerius, Woven Cosmos – Pliable Architecture (2021), Copyright: Hella Jongerius / VG Bild-Kunst 2021, Photo: Laura Fiorio.

ExC Matters of Activity
@exc_moa, 22.6.2021
@e_igoe @fadatmit We're very glad to have you!
Imagining the Heavens
Stefan Zieme's Article about Adam Elsheimer Published in the Journal for the History of Knowledge

Adam Elsheimer, The Flight into Egypt, 1609, oil on copper, 31 × 41 cm. Copyright: Alte Pinakothek, München.

Master Open Design
Cohort 2021-2023 Virtual Semester Kick-Off

Copyright: Ilkin Taşdelen, Ana Vila, Master Open Design

»Materialwissenschaft – von der Biomimese zur Bioinspiration«
Guest Article from Peter Fratzl in the »Austria Presse Agentur – Science«
Passivity Matters! Transience and Conservation Practices. Examples from the 18th Century until Today: A Talk by Nina Samuel

Berlin Museum of Medical History at Charité in 360° – Knowledge Room of MoA’s Virtual Cluster Space. Copyright: Matters of Activity

Joint Project of The Clusters of Excellence »Matters of Activity« and »Science of Intelligence«: Wenn Materie lebendig wird
New Funding for Experimental Laboratories of Science Communication from the Berlin University Alliance

Copyright: Felix Noak, ExC Science of Intelligence

ExC Matters of Activity
@exc_moa, 22.6.2021
RT @e_igoe: Always love what @exc_moa are up to and so pleased to have been invited to give a lecture on '#Architectures of #Weaving' on 2n…
Soft Fibrous Structures: Spatial Concepts for Cellulose Biofilms: A Talk by Bastian Beyer and Iva Rešetar

Bacterial Cellulose Environment in 360° – Knowledge room for the lecture »Soft Fibrous Structures: Spatial Concepts for Cellulose Biofilms«. Copyright: Matters of Activity

Natural Active Materials: A Talk by Peter Fratzl

MicroCT Laboratory at Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Potsdam in 360° – Knowledge Room of MoA’s Virtual Cluster Space. Copyright: Matters of Activity

Welcome to our Virtual Cluster Space

3D Anchor Room of Annual Conference. Design by Helen Galliker and Object Space Agency. Copyright: Matters of Activity

Symbolic Material

Symbolic Material. Copyright: Myfanwy Evans, adapted by NODE Berlin Oslo

Co-Director Peter Fratzl Receives Highest Award for an Engineer
Elected to United States National Academy of Engineering
ExC Matters of Activity
@exc_moa, 18.6.2021
RT @HumboldtLabor: Wir öffnen! Am 20. Juli öffnet das Humboldt Forum und damit ebenfalls das #HumboldtLabor mit der Ausstellung "Nach der N…
Material Form Function

Copyright: Matters of Activity

SOLO – Smart Organic Light Objects
Digital Exhibition at »Greenhouse 2021«

Vivian Tamm, Smart Organic Light Objects (SOLO). Copyright: Vivian Tamm / weißensee school of art and design berlin

Magic Circle
Symposium for Interdisciplinary Exchange on 25 February 2021

Magic Circle Symposium weissensee school of art and design berlin, »Erosive Modeling«. Copyright: Kristin Dolz.

Designing Matter 1: From Filament To Fabric
Final Review at weißensee school of art and design berlin

Project: Lara Rocho, weißensee school of art and design berlin. Copyright: Dr. Mareike Stoll

Multimedia Encounters: Experimental Approaches to Ethnographic Research
Cluster Members Maxime Le Calvé and Yoonha Kim Contribute to Virtual Group Exhibition at UCL's Multimedia Anthropology Lab

»Many Virtual Hanboks: Traditional Korean Garment Provoking Alternative Ways of Being in This World«. Copyright: Yoonha Kim

ExC Matters of Activity
@exc_moa, 18.6.2021
RT @Bio_Buildings: We can't wait to hear a stimulating talk from Dr. Bastian Beyer on his experience constructing with #bacteria and #texti
New Funding Within Priority Program »Computational Connectomics« for Team of Charité Berlin and Members of »Cutting«
Creation of Personalized Models of the Brain of Tumor Patients

Connectome construction of a patient with a tumor in the speech-eloquent area of the brain.
The connection strengths of the white matter are shown as edges with a heat map (dark = weak connection, light = strong connection). The cortical areas of the brain and their size are illustrated as nodes in the form of spheres. Additionally, three orange TMS points are shown (TMS = Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation). In this case, the patient’s speech network could be non-invasively disturbed in these areas and mapped accordingly.

The visualization of the white matter is based on tractography. The different directions of the white matter can be measured and displayed by means of diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging. Copyright: Lucius Fekonja & Image Guidance Lab, Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin

The Analog in The Digital Age
Our Virtual Space was launched 11 November and Remains Open

Key Visual MoA Annual Conference. Copyright: Matters of Activity

MoA Blog
Launch of a New Publishing Platform

Copyright: Matters of Activity

New Research Group »Adaptive Fibrous Materials«
Members Charlett Wenig and Johanna Hehemeyer-Cürten Were Awarded 2nd Place at Idea Competition of »Die Junge Akademie« for »The Bark Project«

»The Bark Project«, Charlett Wenig. Copyright: Patrick Walter, MPIKG

Exploring Filtering
A Short Project on the Filtering Process

Exploring Fitering. Copyright: Veronika Aumann, Thomas Ness

ExC Matters of Activity
@exc_moa, 18.6.2021
We are looking forward to another inspiring lecture by our Co-Director and Director of @MpiciPotsdam Peter Fratzl,… twitter.com/...
Matters of Writing
3rd Open Design – Academic Encounters Online

Matters of Writing. Copyright: Matters of Activity

Open Science Statement
Open Design
Academic Encounters Online

Open Design – Academic Encounters Online. Copyright: Matters of Activity


Fiber tractography delineating the white matter of the brain. Copyright: Lucius Fekonja, adapted by NODE Berlin Oslo.

ExC Matters of Activity
@exc_moa, 18.6.2021
RT @IWinnwa: Finally 🥳 Come see the contributions to the @HumboldtLabor by the Berlin Clusters of Excellence @scriptsberlin, @EXC2020, @ex
Object Space Agency

Flour Cloud. Copyright: Clemens Winkler, adapted by NODE Berlin Oslo

Where Analog Solutions are More Efficient than Digital Ones
Interview with Peter Fratzl in Austrian »DerStandard«
Nature as Source of Inspiration
The Innovation Potential of Bio-inspired Materials

Stone Web – Spatial module system made from basalt fibre at the weissensee academy of art berlin (Idalene Rapp, Natascha-Katharina Unger, Christiane Sauer). Copyright: weissensee academy of art berlin, I. Rapp, N. Unger



Cellulose in E. coli biofilm. Copyright: Diego Serra & Regine Hengge, adapted by NODE Berlin Oslo.

ExC Matters of Activity
@exc_moa, 15.6.2021
Don't miss »the most beautiful and magnificent pictures a #naturalscientist can have«! (Quote Peter Fratzl, directo… twitter.com/...

Filters. Copyright: NODE Berlin Oslo