DAOULA | sheen
West African Wild Silk on its Way

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

Filters in Biology and Biomimetics (FiBB 2023)
A Conference Organized by Venkata A Surapaneni (City University of Hong Kong), Mason Dean and John Nyakatura

FiBB 2023. Copyright: Matters of Activity

Student Assistant in the Project »Weaving« (m/f/d) for the Field of Humanities
40h per Month, Limited to 2 years – MoA_03_2023 – Application Deadline 31 March 2023 – Start of Employment: 15 May 2023

Opening of the exhibition »DAOULA | sheen« at TA T, Berlin, 17 November 2022. Copyright:  Matters of Activity

ExC Matters of Activity
@exc_moa, 13.3.2023
RT @MoritzQueisner: We are hiring: Postdoc position (100% E13) in #digitalhealth. We are an interdisciplinary team working on digital conce…
Cluster Member Anna Schäffner Selected for VOJEXT S+T+ARTS Residency on Robotics

Anna Schäffner. Photo: Michelle Mantel

Design Impact Conference
Joining Forces for Digital and Material Innovations

Design Impact Conference 2023, Image: Superwood by Sofia Soudi, Jana Grewe. Copyright: DesignFarmBerlin

How can we Use 3D Sketching to Evolve Neuroanatomical Education?
Workshop at Charité on 13 April 2023

Poster Workshop 3D Sketching, 2023, Image: Maxime Le Calvé. Copyright: Matters of Activity

Stretching Materialities | Materiales en Expansión
Exhibition Opened at Universidad de Buenos Aires | Exposición Inaugurada en la Universidad de Buenos Aires

Exhibition »Materiales en Expansión«, Buenos Aires, March 2023. | Structural Textile Project: Miodragovic, Suarez, Singer, Object Space Agency. | Complex Web Structures by Daniela Castillo. Copyright: Christian Stein

Scientific Researcher (d/f/m) Interdisciplinary Post-Doc Position in Digital Health/ Surgery (DM.43.23b) at Charité
100% TVöD, Level E13, Temporary (Third-Party Funding) Until 31.12.2025, Starting Immediately

Broaden Perspectives. Copyright: Michael Pogorzhelskiy

ExC Matters of Activity
@exc_moa, 13.3.2023
We're happy to have you @MoritzQueisner 🥳 twitter.com/...
Tracing Tainted Environments: Legacies of Oranienburg
Workshop about Information Physicalization of Nuclear Cultural Heritage

Visual »Tracing Tainted Environments«, 2023. Copyright: Thomas Ness

Unpacking 4 – Was wird entsammelt?
Nina Samuel und Felix Sattler sind Teil der Bauhaus Archiv Veranstaltungsreihe »Unpacking Jak R. Maier. Geerbt und ausgepackt – vom Wert der Dinge« am 24. Mai 2023

Unpacking Jak R. Maier. Copyright: Bauhaus Archiv

Charlett Wenig Speaks at Interdisciplinary Conference

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

»Museale Reste«
New Anthology Edited by Nina Samuel and Felix Sattler Focuses Museum Remnants

Cover Museale Reste, ed. by Nina Samuel and Felix Sattler, De Gruyter 2023. Copyright: De Gruyter

Stretching...Curation and ...Theory
New OSA Event Series Kicks Off on 6 and 7 March 2023

Poster OSA Talks. Links: Ester Fleckner: Woodbeds, brimming (more), 2020, Holzschnitt, Bleistift auf Papier, 143,0 x 109,0 cm, Kupferstichkabinett, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin. Copyright: Courtesy of the Artist und Galerie Barbara Wien, Berlin; Foto: Nick Ash | Rechts: bbildung 12a: »L’auteur«, Abb. II, Frontispiz. Gaston Bachelard und Albert Flocon, Châteaux en Espagne, Paris: Cercle Grolier, Lesamis du livre moderne 1957, hier Exemplar No. 72 (gedruckt für M. Henri Jaudon, auf Rives; gesamte Auflage 200), (S. 8, 19,5 x 14). Copyright: Marlene Militz

ExC Matters of Activity
@exc_moa, 7.3.2023
RT @InsightAnth: 26 April 2.00 pm DAOULA I sheen exhibition tour with one of the co-curators, Laurence Douny @exc_moa. In-person only 4.00…
Filtering Oranienburg
Research Project Explores the History of the Town as a Radioactive Industrial Landscape

Incandescent mantle for Continental lamps -- artificial silk. BBWA U3/31 Auergesellschaft/MSA Germany, No. F/14.

Rethinking a Waste Product of the Timber Processing Industry
Adhesive-free Bark Panels

Schematic representation of the pressing process, right: ready pressed bark panels. Copyright: cc-by 4.0 PLOS ONE

Weaving with the Data Glove - From the Cocoon into the Computer and Back Again
Live-Demonstration and Press Tour in the Exhibition »DAOULA | sheen«

LEFT: DAOULA | sheen. West African Wild Silk on Its Way. Exhibition View in the Tieranatomisches Theater, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, 2022. Copyright: Karola Dierichs | MoA; RIGHT: MoA Research Prototype 1 | Minimal Machines. Construction Process. Copyright: Sebastián Plaza Kutzbach | khb

Design Lab #13: Material Legacies
Exhibition at Kunstgewerbemuseum

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

ExC Matters of Activity
@exc_moa, 27.2.2023
RT @tomasel9: Can Brain-constrained #neuralnetworks exhibit “Fast Mapping”, defined as a fundamental mechanism for rapidly acquiring a larg…
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

Coding IxD (7) – Let's Get:PHYSICAL
From the Practice of Interdisciplinary Education: Making Data Tangible

Teaser Coding IxD (7), Let’s Get: Physical, 2023.

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

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

Poster PhD presentations 2022. Layout: Ada Favaron

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

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

ExC Matters of Activity
@exc_moa, 9.2.2023
RT @MpiciPotsdam: We would like to draw your attention to an exciting exhibition called "DAOULA | sheen – West African Wild Silk on its Way…
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

Round Table »On Fibers and Mixtures«
At Kunstgewerbemuseum on 23 February

Round Table »On Fibres amd Mixtures«. Foto: Michelle Mantel. Design: studioeins, adapted by »Matters of Activity«

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

Sketching brains. Copyright: Maxime Le Calvé

»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
ExC Matters of Activity
@exc_moa, 7.2.2023
RT @scioi_cluster: This Thursday (9 Feb, 4pm) don't miss @scioi_cluster PI Lecture with Oliver Brock: “About the Interplay of Embodiment an…
Engage with Fungi
New Open Access Publication by Vera Meyer and Colleagues

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

Joining Perspectives on Haptics
Online Documentation of Interdisciplinary Cluster Workshop

Design Workshop. Copyright: Felix Rasehorn

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

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

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

CollActive Materials Workshop. Copyright: CollActive Materials

ExC Matters of Activity
@exc_moa, 7.2.2023
We're hiring 🥳 #MoA|s Team for #ScienceCommunication is currently looking for a person to assist in… twitter.com/...
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

Symbolic Material

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

Material Form Function

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, 2.2.2023
RT @PhenoRob: Curious what the future of agriculture will look like? We at the Cluster of Excellence @PhenoRob already have a pretty clear…
Object Space Agency

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


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


Filters. Copyright: NODE Berlin Oslo