Thermography shows the effect of shading and the influence of solar radiation on surface temperatures. Copyright: Maxie Schneider

Materialzukünfte besuchen: Smartes Material für überhitzte Städte
Workshop Series at Futurium

MidJourney generated AI images for the prompts »architectured material across scales«, »topological interlocking«, »elastic instabilities« by Charlett Wenig | Poster Design: Node Berlin Oslo

Architectured Materials Across Scales
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Samples of Flax Fiber Bundles as a precursor for Architectural Yarns, adapted by Node Berlin/Oslo. Copyright: Maxie Schneider, Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, weißensee school of art and design, Matters of Activity 

Threads: Localities & Temporalities of a Fiber Bio-Economy
Activating Circular Networks Goes Berlin Science Week 2023

Natalija Miodragović and Daniel Suárez at the UIA 2023. Photo: Andrija Mihailović. Copyright: Matters of Activity

Sustainable Futures – Leave No One Behind
Two MoA Research Groups Presented their Projects at the World Congress of Architecture in Copenhagen

»Textile Gestures - Mapping Tactile Practices with Architectural Yarns«, Hand-on Workshop at Bauhaus Study Rooms. Copyright: Thomas Meyer

Textile Gestures - Mapping Tactile Practices with Architectural Yarns
Hand-on Workshop at Bauhaus Study Rooms

Copyright: Mina Mahouti

Activating Circular Networks
New Cluster Event Series Critically Explores Material Sustainability Concepts

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

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

Design: studioeins, adapted by MoA. Photo: Michelle Mantel

FIBROUS EXCHANGE/ fibrous practices - practicing fibers
Transdisciplinary Hands-On Workshop at Kunstgewerbemuseum on February 18

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

Design Lab #13: Material Legacies
Exhibition at Kunstgewerbemuseum

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

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

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

Scaling Fiber: Experimental Yarn
Final Review on 13 July 2021

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

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

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

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

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

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

Poster Weaving Practices, Copyright: Matters of Activity

Weaving Practices – An Exploration into the Materials, Techniques and Design of Fabrics
An Online Workshop on 29 October 2020

Elena Eulitz, Extension Charm (2019/2020. Copyright: weißensee school of art and design berlin

From Fiber to Yarn: A Discussion Between Textile, Biology and Design
Experimental Yarns Workshop / Part 1 on 16 October 2020

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

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«

Poster Workshop »Material as Environmental Device«. Copyright: Kristina Pfeifer »detail woven skin of Kurdish black tent« & Cécile Bidan »detail of bacterial cellulose biofilm«

Material as Environmental Device
A Zoom Workshop on 10 September 2020

»Architectural Yarns«. Photo: Michelle Mantel. Copyright: Matters of Activity

Architectural Yarns

Left: The Bark Sphere, Charlett Wenig with Johanna Hehemeyer-Cürten I MPI-CI and Alexander Magerl, 2021
Middle: The Bark Project Flexibilized, Charlett Wenig with Johanna Hehemeyer-Cürten I MPI-CI and Patrick Walter
Right: Charles Eisen’s allegorical engraving of the first hut (= Vitruvian hut). Frontispiece in: Marc Antoine Laugier, Essai sur l’architecture, Paris: Chez Duchesne […], 2. edition, 1755. ETH-Bibliothek Zürich, Rar 1254, https://doi.org/10.3931/e-rara-128 / Public Domain Mark

Syntopic Architectures

Wild silk wrapper from the Marka Dafing in Safané, Burkina Faso (showing the sheen). Video still from the film installation at the exhibition »DAOULA | Sheen. West-African Wild Silk On Its Way« (Tieranatomisches Theater Berlin). Film installation by Thabo Thindi with film material from Salif Sawadog and others.

Daoula | Sheen
West-African Textile Craft Meets European Science and Design
Myko.Plektonik: Scaffold for Fungal Growth

Open Space Event, 9 November 2023. Copyright: Matters of Activity

MoA's Showroom and Workspace

Willow installation of the »Structural Textile Project« by Natalija Miodragović, Nelli Singer and Daniel Suárez at the exhibition »Stretching Materialities«. Copyright: Matters of Activity

Plektonik: Structural Textiles