DAOULA | sheen
West African Wild Silk on its Way

Exhibition Opening DAOULA | sheen, 17.11.2022, Tieranatomisches Theater Berlin. Copyright: Matters of Activity

Design Lab #13: Material Legacies
Upcoming Events at Kunstgewerbemuseum

Poster Material Legacies. Image: Dietrich Polenz and the Experimental Surgery Lab, 2020

ExC Matters of Activity
@exc_moa, 23.1.2023
#MoA is currently #hiring! We're looking for 2 student assistants for the projects »Architectural Yarns« and »Molec… twitter.com/...
Panel Discussion »System Ausstellung«
Hans Dieter Zimmermann, Nina Samuel and Felix Sattler in Conversation on 4 February

Poster »System Ausstellung«. Foto: Johannes Berger. Layout: NODE adapted by Marie-Luise Trabandt

Materials Matter – Perspectives on Active Materials
Audio Broadcast of the Panel Discussion at the Humboldt Lab Online Now

Panel Discussion Materials Matter, May 4th, 2022, Humboldt Lab. Copyright: Matters of Activity

Round Table »Rinde: Gestaltung mit Resten«
On January 26 at Kunstgewerbemuseum

Round Table »Rinde: Gestaltung mit Resten«. Design: studioeins, adapted by Matters of Activity

Round Table »Politics and Poetics of Sand«
On February 9 at Kunstgewerbemuseum

Round Table »Poetics and Politics of Sand«. Design: studioeins, adapted by Matters of Activity

Workshop on »Paper(s) as Epistemic Carrier of Knowledge«
Organized by Michael Friedman and Daniela Zetti at Deutsches Museum Munich
ExC Matters of Activity
@exc_moa, 20.1.2023
RT @MoritzQueisner: Einladung zum Talk „#XR in Medicine“ von Prof. Dr. Igor Sauer & mir am Di, 24.1.23, 18–20 Uhr. Ort: @exc_moa (Sophienst…
Book Launch of »Architectures of Weaving«
Register Now for the Roundtable Discussion with Editors and Contributors of the Multidisciplinary Anthology

Stone Web. Copyright: weißensee school of art and design berlin/ Natascha Unger & Idalene Rapp

Writing in Movement, Writing and Movement. Reflections on Paul Valéry
Karin Krauthausen Gives Guest Lecture in Graz
Temporal World
Generative, Haptisonic VR Experience Premieres 20 January at silent green

Temporal World. Copyright: Chloé Lee

Book Launch at Pro qm Bookstore with Editor Patricia Ribault
Anthology »Design, Gestaltung, Formatività« Focuses on Philosophies of Making

Flyer Book Launch, 19 January 2023. Copyright: Pro qm

Round Table »On the Fabrication of Organs: Vascular Structures, Medical Needs and Critical Speculations«
On 12 January 2023 at Kunstgewerbemuseum

Roundtable »Vascularization«. Design: studioeins, adapted by MoA

ExC Matters of Activity
@exc_moa, 11.1.2023
RT @NeuroCureBerlin: The latest episode of #exzellenterklaert is online. It is all about memory, #memory disorders & the #brain! Learn more…
Architectures of Weaving
Multidisciplinary Anthology Bridging Architecture and Textile Out Now

Cover of »Architectures of Weaving«: »Stone Web«. Copyright: weißensee school of art and design berlin / Natascha Unger, Idalene Rapp

Automation, Control, and Incompetence
Workshop on the Socio-Technical Ecologies of Responsible Filtering in the 20th and 21st Century

Design NODE Oslo Berlin. Copyright: Matters of Activity

Scoring Perspectives for Speculative Ethnography
Workshops and Interactive Performance with Dorte Bjerre Jensen

Poster: Scoring Perspectives for Speculative Ethnography

Deep Material Futures
Exploring the Different Temporalities of Active Matter at MoA's Annual Conference, 16 November 2022

Annual Conference »Deep Material Futures« at silent green, November 2022. Copyright: Michelle Mantel

Heidi Jalkh Awarded with Humboldt Price »Research to Innovation« 2022

Presenting the Humboldt Award to Heidi Jalkh. Photo: Phil Dera. Copyright: Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

ExC Matters of Activity
@exc_moa, 11.1.2023
RT @MpiciPotsdam: We welcome our #PhDstudent Pelin Asa, who just started in the group of Dr. Michaela Eder @BM_MPICI as part of the Cluste…
Interactive VR Installation »Die Umgebung der Wörter - Ausstellung eines Romans«
Vernissage on 17 November within the Exhibition »Sprache im technischen Zeitalter«

Poster of the exhibition »Sprache im technischen Zeitalter«

Scaling Matters: From the Lab to the Field
Doctoral Presentations at the MoA Retreat 2022

Poster PhD presentations 2022. Layout: Ada Favaron

Sketching Brains
An Ethnographic Participant Exhibition at the Neurosurgery Department of Charité in Berlin

Sketching brains. Copyright: Maxime Le Calvé

Berlin Science Week 2022
MoA Involved with Several Events

Dissect event, »Behavioral Matter« symposium, 29/03/2019 © Centre Georges Pompidou (Paris)

Round Table »Tessellated Material Systems«
On December 8 at Kunstgewerbemuseum

Round Table »Tesselated Material Systems«. Design: studioeins, adapted by Matters of Activity

ExC Matters of Activity
@exc_moa, 10.1.2023
RT @biofilmMan: 🤩🤩🤩 Found my interview screened at The #exhibition »DAOULA | sheen«, which begins in November 2022 and will initially be sh…
stretching senses school Workshop Series
at UdK »InKüLe – Innovationen für die künstlerische Lehre«

Stretching senses school logo with a photo of mycelium growing on willow, 2022. Copyright: Natalija Miodragovic & Dimitra Almpani-Lekka, Biomaterials Lab TU Berlin and MoA, 2022

»Tipping Points« Now Part of MoA Virtual Cluster Space
View Conference Contributions of MoA Annual Conference 2021 in 360° Knowledge Rooms Now!

Panel »Interdeterminacy and Liveliness« at MoA Annual Conference »Tipping Points« 2021. Copyright: Matters of Activity

What is our Future Made Of? Active Materials and Bio-Inspired Design
Episode 18 of the DFG Podcast Series »Exzellent Erklärt« Gives Insights Into Matters of Activity
Engage with Fungi
New Open Access Publication by Vera Meyer and Colleagues

Cover »Engange with Fungi«, Berlin Universities Publishing (BerlinUP)

Round Table »Self-Shaping Textiles at the Intersection of Fashion, Architecture and Technology«
On 24 November at Kunstgewerbemuseum

Self-Shaping Textiles. Design: studioeins

ExC Matters of Activity
@exc_moa, 10.1.2023
RT @jessica_guesken: 🎉 very excited to take part in the ⁦@exc_moa⁩⁩ round table discussion „on fibers and mixtures“ on 23.02.23 at KGM Berl…
Ramified Surfaces
New Publication by MoA Member Michael Friedman on Branch Curves and Algebraic Geometry in the 20th Century

Ramification point of 2. order on a Riemann surface (model: 258). © Göttinger Sammlung mathematischer Modelle und Instrumente.

What Does Ropemaking Has to do With Active Matter?
»Talking Matters« Event on 11 October Focused on this Ancient Cultural Technique

Scaling Nature (1): Wrinkles«: Liquid Lacquer. Copyright: weißensee school of art and design berlin / Luis Magg | Bacterial cellulose curtain. Copyright: Bastian Beyer and Iva Rešetar

Design, Gestaltung, Formatività. Philosophies of Making
A Central Cluster Publication Edited by Patricia Ribault Released

Design, Gestaltung, Formatività. Philosophies of Making. Copyright: Birkhäuser, 2022

Frictioned Functionality. Un/Designing Un/Sustainable Matter
MoA's First Interdisciplinary Autumn School 17–22 October 2022

Poster »Frictioned Functionality«. Copyright: Matters of Activity

Model and Mathematics
Open Access Volume by Editors Michael Friedman and Karin Krauthausen Published Now

Thread model by Hermann Wiener of a cone of third order and genus 0. Copyright: Collection of Mathematical Models and Instruments at Georg-August-University Göttingen, all rights reserved

ExC Matters of Activity
@exc_moa, 10.1.2023
RT @biofilmMan: I am glad to annonce that #book “Architectures of Weaving” presented our work with @BastianBeyer and Regine Hengge on bacte…
VR Installation »Immersive Slideshow« Invited to be Presented as Part of the Best Practice Exhibition of SPUR.lab
Cluster Members Maxime Le Calvé and Mareike Stoll Present their Work from September 28th until October 20th at HBPG Potsdam

Interactive Slideshow. Copyright: Maxime Le Calvè, Mareike Stoll and Dionysios Zamplaras

Joining Perspectives on Haptics
Online Documentation of Interdisciplinary Cluster Workshop

Design Workshop. Copyright: Felix Rasehorn

Bacterial Cellulose: Co-Weaving Biofilms
An Installation for the Triennale XXIII: »Unknown Unknows, An Introduction to Mysteries«

MoA Project »Bacterial Cellulose: Co-Weaving Biofilms« at the Milano Triennale 2022. Copyright: Triennale Milano – photo by DSL Studio

Growing Sensescapes
Open Design Master's Students' Projects Exhibited at Humboldt Lab

Flyer MOD at Humboldt Lab Event. Copyright: June Audirac

Bioinspired Architectural and Architected Materials
Special Issue Edited by Cluster Members K. Razghandi, C. Sauer and P. Fratzl Out Now

Multiscale architectures. Left: the wooden tower of Lake Mjøsa, Norway Reproduced with permission from [1]. Copyright: Voll Arkitekter AS & Ricardo Foto. Right: the internal structure of wood based on parallel tube-like wood cells with diameters in the range of tens of microns (shown for several wood species from top to bottom). The white arrow points to a sketch where nanometer-thick cellulose fibrils are indicated by black lines [2] John Wiley & Sons. Copyright: 2020 The Authors. Published by Wiley-VCH GmbH

ExC Matters of Activity
@exc_moa, 10.1.2023
RT @e_m_igoe: Very happy to be included in such a cool publication! jovis.de/en/... Architectures of Weaving: From Fibers and Yarn…
Launch of the Tessellation Archive
An Online Collection of Tiled Tissues and Architectures from Across the Natural World

Collection Overview - Tessellation Archive. Copyright: Felix Rasehorn

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

The Pergola at Rundgang Weißensee School of Art and Design Berlin. Copyright: Maxie Schneider/ Matters of Activity

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

CollActive Materials Workshop. Copyright: CollActive Materials

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

ExC Matters of Activity
@exc_moa, 16.12.2022
RT @alisonmartin57: “Architectures of Weaving” jovis.de/en/... @JOVIS_Verlag with @exc_moa Thanks Christiane Sauer / Mareike Stoll…
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

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

Young International Fellows at the Cluster
Exhibition »Stretching Materialities«
Hidden Activities in Objects and Spaces at Tieranatomisches Theater

MoA Exhibition »Stretching Materialities«. Copyright: Offshore Design

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 (https://doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2021.1717) [see online video materials].

ExC Matters of Activity
@exc_moa, 16.12.2022
RT @MpiciPotsdam: In an interdisciplinary project, @CharlettWenig and Johanna Hehemeyer-Cürten explore the role #bark can play in the field…
»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

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 (info@annevonpetersdorff.com) 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

ExC Matters of Activity
@exc_moa, 12.12.2022
RT @artandeducation: Matters of Activity, Cluster of Excellence at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin hosts “Design Lab 13: Material Legacies,”…
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

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

ExC Matters of Activity
@exc_moa, 12.12.2022
RT @tomasel9: How do we understand various speech acts and what neuropragmatic traits are reflected in mind&brain? 📣 NEW review/opinion pa…
Symbolic Material

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

Material Form Function

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, 12.12.2022
RT @ImmunoSens: The next episode of "#exzellenterklaert – Spitzenforschung für alle" is online: The German #sciencepodcast you should not m…

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«

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

ExC Matters of Activity
@exc_moa, 12.12.2022
RT @Sauer_et_al: »On the Fabrication of Organs: Vascular Structures, Medical Needs and Critical Speculations« @exc_moa https://t.co/dvFPCa…

Filters. Copyright: NODE Berlin Oslo