CollActive Materials at Mall Anders
Join the Pop-up Materials Lab in Wilma Shopping Mall on May 20th and 21st and Bring your Kids!

Flyer CollActive Materials at Mall Anders. Copyright: CollActive Materials

Structural Paper Workshop
MoA Members Maxie Schneider, Jojo Shone and Lorenzo Guiducci Contributing to Bauwende Festival 2022

Copyright: Matters of Activity

Hello Artwork, What is Your Nationality?
Discussion and Book Launch with Sebastián Eduardo, Susanne Leeb, Nina Samuel, and Other Guests, Introduced by Anna-Catharina Gebbers

Colourful Revolution 1, »paintballing« of the refurbished building of the Government of Macedonia, Skopje, 1 May 2016. Copyright: Sašo Stanojkoviќ

ExC Matters of Activity
@exc_moa, 24.5.2022
RT @BerlinUAlliance: Wie beeinflusst die Gestaltung der #Stadt die psychische #Gesundheit? 🏙️ 🧠 Darüber sprechen der Psychiater @MazdaAdli
Dis/Entangling Material Futures
Lecture Series by Cluster Co-Director Claudia Mareis Continues

Dis/Entangling Material Futures. Copyright: Claudia Mareis

What are Futures Made of?
The Experimental Laboratory »CollActive Materials«

CollActive Materials Workshop. Copyright: CollActive Materials

Press Tour Stretching Senses School Festival

Subterranean Matters, by Baris Pekcagliyan, Warja Rybakova, Nayeli Vega, Paulina Greta, stretching senses school. Copyright: Matters of Activity

On Gestaltung
Lecture Series at Weißensee School of Art and Design Continues

Poster »On Gestaltung«. Copyright: weißensee school of art and design berlin

Viral Theatres: Pandemic Past/Hybrid Futures
Exhibition Organized Together with ExC Temporal Communities

Poster »Viral Theatres: Pandemic Past/Hybrid Futures«. Copyright: Francesca Sciarmella

ExC Matters of Activity
@exc_moa, 20.5.2022
RT @scioi_cluster: Am 21.05., 13:00-14:30:🦠 Kombucha zum Verkosten und Mit-nach-Hause-Nehmen oder auch: Kennenlernen mit ein paar Millionen…
Save the Date for »Paar«
Premiere of the VR Dance Film on June 9th

Paar. Copyright: Gamelab Berlin

Materials Matter
Conversation and Workshop about Central Cluster Anthology »Active Materials«

Poster Materials Matter. Copyright: Matters of Activity

Limits of Formalization (»Grenzen der Formalisierung«)
New Publication by Cluster Members Michael Friedman and Angelika Seppi

Cover Publication »Grenzen der Formalisierung«. Copyright: Spector Books

Tendons as Strong as Wire Ropes?
A Team of MPICI Researchers Discovers New Properties of Collagen

Collagen fiber bundle after mineralization with bone mineral calcium phosphate under an electron microscope. Copyright: Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces

Nelli Singer Awarded Two Reputable Prices for her Master Thesis »Living Beings«

Nelli Singer working on the knitted active structures. The design and geometry of the stitches within the knitted structure are responsible for the different reactions at increased moisture content Copyright: Nelli Singer 2020

ExC Matters of Activity
@exc_moa, 18.5.2022
RT @scioi_cluster: CHECK THIS OUT! CollActive Materials, the joint #scicomm project by @scioi_cluster and @exc_moa is launching this weeke…
Atem / Breath. Gestalterische, ökologische und soziale Dimensionen / Morphological, Ecological and Social Dimensions
New Anthology Co-edited by Cluster Member Iva Rešetar

Cover of the publication »Atem/Breath. Gestalterische, ökologische und soziale Dimensionen/ Morphological, Ecological and Social Dimensions«, edited by Linn Burchert and Iva Rešetar.

Materials of the Future
MoA Member Bastian Beyer and Daniel Suarez led Workshop on Biocalcification hosted by Aurélie Mossé at École Nationale des Arts Décoratifs Paris

Workshop on Biocalcification led by Bastian Beyer and Daniel Suarez at the École Nationale des Arts Décoratifs Paris, March 2022. Copyright: Daniel Suarez

How do Tumors in the Motor System Affect the Structural Connectome?
New Findings by MoA Researcher Lucius Fekonja and Colleagues Published in »Communications Biology«

Distribution of the patients’ lesions. Copyright: Lucius Fekonja

The Interdisciplinary World of Tangling
Conference Organized by Cluster Members Myfanwy Evans and Rhoslyn Coles

Poster »The Interdisciplinary World of Tangling«. Copyright: Myfwany Evans

ExC Matters of Activity
@exc_moa, 18.5.2022
RT @BerlinUAlliance: CollActive Materials ist zu Gast im #MallAnders! Das gemeinsame #Wisskomm-Projekt der #Berlin|er Exzellenscluster @sc
Active Materials
Central Cluster Anthology Published on 20 December 2021

Cover of publication »Active Materials«, edited by: Peter Fratzl, Michael Friedman, Karin Krauthausen and Wolfgang Schäffner. Published December 2021. Copyright: De Gruyter


Young International Fellows at the Cluster
Award for Cluster Member Joseph Vogl
Günther Anders Prize for Critical Thinking 2022

Copyright: Michelle Mantel, Matters of Activity

Exhibition »Stretching Materialities«
Hidden Activities in Objects and Spaces at Tieranatomisches Theater

MoA Exhibition »Stretching Materialities«. Copyright: Offshore Design

What Role Does Speech Melody Play in the Listener's Processing of Information?
New Investigations on Speech Act Understanding by MoA Members Published in Cerebral Cortex

Copyright: The Author(s) 2022. Published by Oxford University Press

ExC Matters of Activity
@exc_moa, 18.5.2022
RT @scioi_cluster: Do plants and robots share more than it seems? THIS FRIDAY (20 May, 6pm) join the Ideenlabor “Lebendige Materialien” at…
Sound Symbolism in Humans
MoA Member Friedemann Pulvermüller Involved in Significant International Study

Kanzi, a bonobo (Pan paniscus), performing a match-to-sample task at his home Ape Initiative
in Des Moines, Iowa, USA. Print-screen from: Margiotoudi K et al., Proc. R. Soc. B, February 2022 ( [see online video materials].

The Power of Water
Postponed to May: A Workshop on Water as a Unique Element in Conservation

The power of water. Copyright: Johanna Hoffmann and Lisa Herold

STEM on a Mission
Cluster Members Mario Cypko and Julia Blumenthal on a Career in Medical Informatics and What 3D Printing Has to Do With That

STEM on a mission: medical informatics. Copyright: MINT Magie (Familie Redlich for Bundesministerium for Education & Research)

»Exzellent erklärt – Spitzenforschung für alle«
New Science Podcast of All Clusters of Excellence Now Online

Podcast »Exzellent erklärt«, Episode 1: Tactile Internet. Copyright: Exzellenz erklärt; Image: CeTI/TU Dresden

Tipping Points: Plastic, Contingent and Unstable Matters
Annual Conference of the Cluster on 16 & 17 November

Tipping Points. Copyright: Josef Luis Pelz & NODE Berlin Oslo

ExC Matters of Activity
@exc_moa, 11.5.2022
RT @LuciusFekonja: Playing around with 3d modelling and rendering. Here you can see a complex mca bypass. Modelled by a scienctific illustr…
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

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

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

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, 11.5.2022
RT @UniSysCat: Es wird nochmal spannend: Dominic Eger vom Exzellenzcluster @exc_moa kennt sich aus mit dem Schneiden: er erzählt uns, wie #
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

Material Form Function

Copyright: Matters of Activity

ExC Matters of Activity
@exc_moa, 11.5.2022
RT @biofilmMan: Done ✅ presented my work on #bacterial #cellulose and the wonderful #interdisciplinary work done within the @exc_moa at #Bi
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


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

ExC Matters of Activity
@exc_moa, 11.5.2022
RT @LuciusFekonja: More #renderings of complex cerebral bypass. Light & shadow animate the digital sculpture in space, animation might indi…
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«

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


Filters. Copyright: NODE Berlin Oslo