MoA Director Claudia Mareis Guest Member in Jury for TaDA Artist in Residence Programme
The call for 2022 is now open! Deadline: 4 October 2021

Call for Applications for TaDA – Textile and Design Alliance Artist in Residence Programme 2022, Copyright: Ladina Bischoff

Minimal Machines 1
Final Presentation of MoA Design Research Studio

Copyright: Elaine Bonavia & Elisa Martignoni, weißensee school of art and design berlin, 2021

Scaling Fiber: Experimental Yarn
Final Review on 13 July 2021

Scaling Fiber: Experimental Yarn. Copyright: weißensee school of art and design berlin

ExC Matters of Activity
@exc_moa, 29.7.2021
RT @NeuroCureBerlin: #ThrowbackThursday "MitWissenschaft" - here's your chance to watch all the presentations given by NC PIs Isabel Dziobe…
Humboldt Lab Finally Open to the Public
Exhibition Opening »After Nature« on 20 July 2021

»Stone Web« (Design: Idalene Rapp and Natasha Unger) at the exhibition »After Nature« at Humboldt Labor. Copyright: Matters of Activity, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin | Research Wall »Scripts«. Copyright: schnellebuntebilder | Exhibition Architecture. Copyright: Inside Outside | Petra Blaisse

Bacteria as Architects
Interview with Bastian Beyer and Skander Hathroubi

Still from Interview with Bastian Beyer and Skander Hathroubi showing the making of parts of the »Active Curtain Project« shown at the exhibition »After Nature« at Humboldt Lab. Copyright: Anne von Petersdorff ( for Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Towards a Material Basis for Symbols
Cluster Members and Researchers at University of Plymouth Use Novel Network Models for Understanding the Human Ability to Manipulate Symbols and Language
Matters of Activity Film at Humboldt Lab
Cluster Video Online Now

All 7 Berlin Clusters of Excellence are represented with a film at the foyer at Humboldt Lab. Copyright: Matters of Activity, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Student Assistant in the Field of Publications (m/f/d) – Apply until 12 August!

Cover of publication »Active Materials«, planned publication in November 2021, Copyright: De Gruyter STEM.

ExC Matters of Activity
@exc_moa, 28.7.2021
MoA Director Claudia Mareis is jury guest member for the 2022 #TaDA #ArtistInResidence Program, aimed at practition…
Save the Date: Extended Reality – Code and Materiality in Art and Culture
Interactive Exhibition in Cooperation of University of Applied Sciences Berlin (HTW) Media Theater and »Matters of Activity«

Flyer of Exhibition »Code & Materiality in Art and Culture«. Copyright: University of Applied Sciences Berlin

Save the Date: Exhibition Opening »Stretching Materialities«
Enter a Tangible Atmosphere at Tieranatomisches Theater

Still from Lab Tour »Stretching Materialities«, 29 June 2021. Copyright: Matters of Activity

Student Assistant in the Project »Cutting« (m/f/d)
40h per Month, Limited until 31/12/2022 – MoA_05_2021 – Application Deadline 31 July 2021 – Start of Employment: August 2021

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

Student Assistant Wanted for Project »Filtering« – Apply until 31 July!

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

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

ExC Matters of Activity
@exc_moa, 27.7.2021
Are you studying #linguistics/#literarystudies/#libraryscience in #Berlin and looking for an inspiring long-term…
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

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

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.

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.

ExC Matters of Activity
@exc_moa, 21.7.2021
RT @EXC2020: Curious to know more about Berlin's Clusters of Excellence? With @exc_moa, @MATHplusBerlin @NeuroCureBerlin, @scioi_cluster, @
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

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

ExC Matters of Activity
@exc_moa, 21.7.2021
.@RegBerlin, President of @HumboldtUni, @klauslederer and Minister of State @BundesKultur in front of…
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
Material Form Function

Copyright: Matters of Activity

ExC Matters of Activity
@exc_moa, 20.7.2021
RT @HumboldtUni: Heute ist es soweit! Das #HumboldtForum und somit auch das @HumboldtLabor mit der Ausstellung „Nach der Natur“ eröffnen! D…
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

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

ExC Matters of Activity
@exc_moa, 20.7.2021
Today is the day – the @HumboldtLabor at @humboldtforum is finally open! You can now visit many of #MoA's contribut…
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

Matters of Writing
3rd Open Design – Academic Encounters Online

Matters of Writing. Copyright: Matters of Activity

Open Science Statement
ExC Matters of Activity
@exc_moa, 20.7.2021
RT @HumboldtLabor: Erste Eindrücke der Preview #HumboldtLabor Vielen Dank an alle Beteiligten!
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.

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«
ExC Matters of Activity
@exc_moa, 15.7.2021
The #AdaptiveDigitalTwin works on generating adaptive #holographic models of the human #brain, providing orientatio…
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.


Filters. Copyright: NODE Berlin Oslo