Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Stone Web. Copyright: weißensee school of art and design berlin/ Natascha Unger & Idalene Rapp
Stone Web. Copyright: weißensee school of art and design berlin/ Natascha Unger & Idalene Rapp

Editorial Dear Friends of »Matters of Activity«,

We wish everyone a happy and healthy new year and welcome you all to our second research phase starting in 2023!

With this issue, MoA kicks off a new chapter of its funding period and that’s being said, we especially welcome all new members that already have and will join our Cluster for the next stage of research. To start this collaboration properly and give our endeavor the best start possible, personal encounters are most crucial!

There will be plenty opportunities to connect and gain more insights of our research, as we already face wonderful events this very first months of the year. We are looking forward to the book launches of the publications »Design Gestaltung Formatività« this Thursday, January 19th, and »Architectures of Weaving« on Wednesday, January 25th, with many contributors and Cluster members taking part. Furthermore, we invite you to take part in the Round Table formats accompanying the »Design Lab #13: Material Legacies« exhibition at Kunstgewerbemuseum, which continues until the end of February. And for all those who have not yet made it, please feel warmly invited to the second Cluster exhibition running at the moment, »DAOULA | sheen. Westafrican Silk on its Way« at Tieranatomisches Theater. And speaking of exhibition, we are already looking forward to the panel discussion with Hans Dieter Zimmermann, Nina Samuel and Felix Sattler entitled »System Ausstellung« on February 4th.

With warm regards
Wolfgang Schäffner, Claudia Mareis, Peter Fratzl & Horst Bredekamp
also on behalf of the entire Management Office

Liebe Freund:innen von »Matters of Activity«,

wir wünschen ein frohes und gesundes neues Jahr und heißen alle herzlich Willkommen zu unserer zweiten Forschungsphase ab 2023!

Mit dieser Ausgabe schlägt MoA ein neues Kapitel seiner Förderperiode auf. Wir begrüßen daher ganz besonders alle neuen Mitglieder, die sich unserem Cluster für die nächste Forschungsphase bereits angeschlossen haben oder noch anschließen werden. Um diese Zusammenarbeit richtig zu beginnen und unserem Vorhaben den bestmöglichen Start zu geben, sind persönliche Begegnungen das A und O!

Schon in den ersten Monaten des Jahres stehen uns besondere Veranstaltungen bevor, die die Möglichkeit bieten, die Mitglieder und die Forschung von MoA kennenzulernen. Wir freuen uns auf die Buchvorstellungen der Publikationen »Design Gestaltung Formatività« am Donnerstag, den 19. Januar sowie des Bandes »Architectures of Weaving« am Mittwoch, den 25. Januar, an denen viele Mitwirkende und Clustermitglieder teilnehmen werden. Außerdem laden wir zu den nächsten Veranstaltungen der Roundtablereihe ein, die die Ausstellung »Design Lab #13: Material Legacies« im Kunstgewerbemuseum begleitet, die noch bis Ende Februar zu sehen sein wird. Und alle, die es noch nicht geschafft haben sollten, sind herzlich zur zweiten derzeit laufenden Clusterausstellung »DAOULA | sheen. Westafrikanische Seide auf dem Weg« im Tieranatomischen Theater eingeladen. Apropos Ausstellung: Wir freuen uns schon jetzt auf die Podiumsdiskussion mit Hans Dieter Zimmermann, Nina Samuel und Felix Sattler zum Thema »System Ausstellung« am 4. Februar.

Mit herzlichen Grüßen
Wolfgang Schäffner, Claudia Mareis, Peter Fratzl & Horst Bredekamp
auch im Namen der gesamten Geschäftsstelle des Clusters

Deep Material Futures
Annual Cluster Conference, 16 November 2022
Annual Conference »Deep Material Futures« at silent green, November 2022. Copyright: Michelle Mantel
Annual Conference »Deep Material Futures« at silent green, November 2022. Copyright: Michelle Mantel
Annual Conference »Deep Material Futures« at silent green, November 2022. Copyright: Michelle Mantel
Annual Conference »Deep Material Futures« at silent green, November 2022. Copyright: Michelle Mantel
Annual Conference »Deep Material Futures« at silent green, November 2022. Copyright: Michelle Mantel

Event | Annual Conference With »Deep Material Futures«, we discussed and rethought the potentialities, strategies, expectances, predictions and imaginaries of desirable futures in terms of interspecies and transgenerational justice. The temporalities of active matter we speak of are always about incommensurable spaces of memory and oblivion, of extinction and survival. What new and other ways of politics, design, and »healing« through materialized action might there then be at all levels of space, time, and scale? The event brought together international keynote speakers such as Sandra Jasper, Nigel Clark, James Weaver, Cymene Howe, Jeff Diamanti, Admir Masic and Vera Meyer with positions from the Cluster to discuss the different temporalities of active matter in four panels – Wastelands, Earthly Matter, Matter Across Scales, and Future Materials. The presentations and discussions from the Annual Conference can be viewed at any time via ↗ matters-of-activity.de/deepmaterialfutures.

DAOULA | sheen
West African Wild Silk on its Way
Exhibition Opening DAOULA | sheen, 17.11.2022, Tieranatomisches Theater Berlin. Copyright: Matters of Activity
Exhibition Opening DAOULA | sheen, 17.11.2022, Tieranatomisches Theater Berlin. Copyright: Matters of Activity

Event | Exhibition | Weaving The exhibition »DAOULA | sheen«, which was opened on November, 17th 2022 at the Tieranatomisches Theater in Berlin, focuses on the natural formation and the cultural history of wild silk obtained from caterpillars in West Africa, and on the many and complex ways in which this unique material is viewed by microbiologists, materials scientists, and architects in Germany. Curated by MoA members Laurence Douny, Karin Krauthausen, and Felix Sattler, and co-created by a large and diverse multidisciplinary team, this unusual project sets out to stimulate dialogue between West African craft, European science, and design. → more

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

News | Science Communication We are very pleased to present the audio broadcast of the public panel discussion that took place on May 4th, 2022, at the Humboldt Lab. In the interdisciplinary discussion entitled »Perspectives on Active Materials«, central theses of the Central Cluster Anthology »Active Materials« were presented. The cross-disciplinary conversation with Bernadette Bensaude-Vincent, Michaela Eder, Peter Fratzl, and Richard Weinkamer aimed to address one of the burning questions of our epoch: the possibility of engineering smart, active, or bio-inspired materials and the meaning these enhanced materials might have for solving the contemporary and future challenges of these tumultuous times. The event was moderated by MoA members Michael Friedman and Karin Krauthausen, who were also co-authors of the anthology. Be sure to listen in! → more

Towards a Better Representation of Research Objects in Interdisciplinary Research
Publication About MoA's Current Research Information System now Published

News | Publication Cluster researchers from humanities, design, natural and social sciences, and medicine work together, producing diverse outcomes which are all relevant for reporting to the funding agencies and society. Here, the authors Anna Arbuzova, Anne Hattwich, Alexander Struck and Martin Wagner describe the development of a researcher-oriented CRIS (Current Research Information System) embracing not only text publications but also other research outcomes on equal footing. They illustrate the flexibility of the system by introducing a new output category ›Research Prototypes‹. They discuss the challenges and benefits of a local CRIS solution for a small, non-permanent organization, in which researchers from several organizations are working on specific research topics. → more

Architectures of Weaving
Multidisciplinary Anthology Bridging Architecture and Textile Out Now
Cover of <em>»</em>Architectures of Weaving«: »Stone Web«. Copyright: weißensee school of art and design berlin / Natascha Unger, Idalene Rapp
Cover of »Architectures of Weaving«: »Stone Web«. Copyright: weißensee school of art and design berlin / Natascha Unger, Idalene Rapp

News | Publication | Weaving In November 2022, the volume »Architectures of Weaving«, a rich anthology edited by MoA members Christiane Sauer, Mareike Stoll, Ebba Fransén Waldhör, and Maxie Schneider, was published by Jovis Verlag, Berlin. Taking as its point of departure a symposium of the same title held in July 2021, the lavishly illustrated volume brings together contributions from numerous researchers from various disciplines of the Cluster of Excellence and experts from other institutions. → more

Innovative TMS-Method for Studies of the Brain's Language Network
Results of the Study Now Published on Pubmed
Exemplary visualization of the arcuate fasciculus. Copyright: Reisch, Böttcher, Tuncer, Schneider, Vajkoczy, Picht and Fekonja
Exemplary visualization of the arcuate fasciculus. Copyright: Reisch, Böttcher, Tuncer, Schneider, Vajkoczy, Picht and Fekonja

News | Publication | Cutting In this study, to which MoA Members Lucius Fekonja and Thomas Picht contributed to, the authors looked at a new way to use transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS, a brain stimulation method) to map language in the brain. The new method uses information about the brain's white matter pathways to target specific areas of the brain that are important for language. The study compared this new method to a more general method that targets a wider area of the brain. We found that the new method was more effective in disrupting language abilities and provided more specific information about the brain regions involved in language. This new method could be useful in future studies of the brain's language network. → more

Exploring the Design of Responsible Filters - Countering the Filtering Effects of Robotic Assisted Surgery on Emotion and Communication
Report on Hands-On-Session at Workshop »Automation, Control and Incompetence«
Impression from the Workshop Automation, Control Incompetence, 2 & 3 December 2022. Copyright: Matters of Activity
Impression from the Workshop »Automation, Control, and Incompetence«, December 2022. Copyright: Matters of Activity

Event | Workshop The HCC Data Lab contributed to the two-day workshop on »Automation, Control, and Incompetence – Socio-Technical Ecologies of Responsible Filtering in the 20th and 21st Century«. For the final day, December 2nd, the HCC Data Lab conceived and organized a hands-on workshop session that was led by Katrin Glinka. Click more to read her full report. ↗ more

Digitisation of Indigenous Knowledge for Extended Reality and Cultural Heritage
Filtering Project Prepares DAAD Summer School in March 2023 at University of Technology Sarawak in Malaysia
Rain-sheltered pathway at the University of Technology Sarawak, Sibu, 2022, Photo: Christian Kassung. Copyright: Matters of Activity
Rain-sheltered pathway at the University of Technology Sarawak, Sibu, 2022, Photo: Christian Kassung. Copyright: Matters of Activity

News | Filtering In December 2022, MoA Principal Investigators Christian Kassung and Jürgen Sieck traveled to Malaysia for the Filtering project in preparation of the DAAD Summer School »Digitisation of Indigenous Knowledge for Extended Reality and Cultural Heritage« taking place on-site at the University of Technology Sarawak in March 2023. The journey was dedicated to visits of several cultural institutions and museums, meetings and workshops with managers of local project partners, and field trips. → more

MoA in the Media
Tagesspiegel and TAZ report on »Matters of Activity«
»Wissenschaft in Berlin«. Copyright: Tagesspiegel
»Am Knotenpunkt des Materials«. Copyright: TAZ
»Spitzenforschung. Guter Stoff für eine nachhaltige Zukunft«. Copyright: Tagesspiegel; »Am Knotenpunkt des Materials«. Copyright: TAZ

Press We are delighted that »Matters of Activity« has been highlighted again by different news outlets lately. A portrait of the Cluster including an interview with Co-Director Peter Fratzl was published in Tagesspiegel. In the section »Wissenschaft in Berlin« Eva Murašov writes about »guten Stoff für eine nachhaltige Zukunft«.
↗ https://www.tagesspiegel.de/wissen/berliner-spitzenforschung-guter-stoff-fur-eine-nachhaltige-zukunft-9015268.html

Furthermore, the exhibition »Design Lab #13: Material Legacies« was highlighted by TAZ. In detail, the TAZ describes the work of the curators Michaela Büsse and Emile De Visscher and all the exhibitors. You can still visit the exhibition until February 26th. Read more in German here:
↗ https://taz.de/Ausstellungsempfehlung-fuer-Berlin/!5892190/

New Episodes of »Exzellent Erklärt« on Air
Podcast Episodes 22, 23, 24, 25. Copyright: Exzellent Erklärt

News | Exzellent erklärt The German science podcast ↗ Exzellent erklärt (»Excellence Explained«) on current scientific topics reflects the research diversity of Germany’s leading research institutions and Clusters of Excellence, from Africa Studies to Quantum Physics. In each episode, listeners can expect insights into the interdisciplinary work of one research network. The researchers of the Clusters of Excellence, funded by ↗ DFG, talk to podcaster Larissa Vassilian about how they want to find scientifically sound answers to relevant topics of our time – for the society of tomorrow. In Episode 22, researchers give insights into the work of the Cluster of Ex­cel­lence ↗ The Ocean Floor – Earth’s Un­charted In­ter­face in Bremen, in episode 23, experts from ↗ ImmunoSensation2 in Bonn explain the latest findings on the innate and acquired immune system. In episode 24, an interesting exchange on the topic »Fuels for the future - From design to application« with experts of the Cluster ↗ Fuel Science Center of RWTH Aachen University is waiting for you while in episode 25 we learn more about our Berlin colleagues' research on memory function at ↗ NeuroCure. Plug in your headphones during your lunch break and have a listen! ↗ more

New Members & Roles
Pelin Asa

Pelin Asa studied civil engineering at Princeton University and completed her master's at the Integrative Technologies and Architectural Design Research program at the University of Stuttgart in 2022. As a Pre-Doctoral Researcher in the project »Material Form Function« and in the department of biomaterials at the Max Planck Institute for Colloids and Interfaces, she works on reclaiming waste wood for structural applications and the integration of computational design and digital fabrication tools in reuse processes. → more

Photo: Juliane Eirich, adapted by MoA
Dr. Claudia Banz

Dr. Claudia Banz is an exhibition curator as well as an expert for design and art history. Since 2017 she has been a curator for design at the Kunstgewerbemuseum of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin. She has curated numerous international exhibitions at the intersection of design, fashion, craft and arts. At KGM she has established the design lab series as a plattform for discussion and presentation of current design topics with a strong focus on material culture and research. Claudia is Associated Member in the project »Material Form Function«. → more

Lennart Eigen

Lennart Eigen received his bachelor’s degree in biology and his master’s degree in organismal biology, biodiversity, and evolution from the HU Berlin. He is currently pursuing his doctoral studies at Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience Berlin, exploring novel imaging techniques and 3D digital visualization in neuroscience. With a background in functional morphology, he investigates the form-function relationship and architecture of biological systems. He is Associated Member in the project »Material Form Function«. → more

Amelie Hartschuh

At »Matters of Activity«, Amelie is since recently responsible for the area of Human Resources. She also manages the Secretarial Office together with Romy Rößler and Liliia Lanevska. Amelie Hartschuh received a master`s degree in French, Spanish and Art History from the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. After graduation, she worked in the fields of artist and event management, public relations and foreign language correspondence, and as a dance teacher. → more

Philipp Kaspar Heimann

Philipp Kaspar Heimann is Research Associate in the Project »Object Space Agency«. In 2021–2022 he was an Academic Collaborator at the Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz. Since 2021 he teaches at the Department of Art and Visual History, HU Berlin. In 2019–2021 he was a lecturer at UdK. In 2020 he was a Visiting Scholar at »Das Technische Bild« at the Helmholtz-Zentrum für Kulturtechnik. He studied Art History, Image Theory and Philosophy at the University of Leipzig,  Basel and the HU Berlin. → more

Mahamadi Ilboudo

Mahamadi Ilboudo is the curator of the Musée de la Musique Georges OUEDRAOGO in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, where he has recently realized multidisciplinary projects, including the exhibition PINAL. The Musée de la Musique will be the second stop next year for the DAOULA | sheen exhibition at TA T and which Ilboudo co-constructed together with the curator's team from Berlin. Mahamadi Ilboudo is Associated Member of the project »Weaving«. → more

Prof. Dr. Moritz Queisner

Moritz Queisner is an expert in health technologies with a focus on future applications, technology assessment, knowledge transfer, and design principles. He holds the Cluster professorship for »Interdisciplinary Technology Transfer and Digitization« in Surgery at Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, where he leads the Digital Surgery Lab. Moritz has an academic background in media studies, science and technology studies and digital health. → more

Rahel Röker

At »Matters of Activity« Rahel supports since recently the Academic Management as a Consultant. She studied Cultural History & Theory at the Universität Bremen and at the HU Berlin. During her master studies, she worked as a student assistant in the dean's office of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at HU Berlin. From October 2015 to December 2018 she worked in the area of Finances and Human Resources in the Cluster of Excellence »Image Knowledge Gestaltung«. → more

Romy Rössler

At »Matters of Activity«, Romy manages the Secretarial Office together with → Amelie Hartschuh and → Liliia Lanevska. The Secretarial Office is the first point of contact for all kinds of questions and is especially responsible for assigning keys and rooms, issuing office supplies and technology for short-term loan, applying for HU accounts and entries in the HU central information system, and more. → more

Emma Sicher

Emma Sicher is an eco-social designer investigating materials and foods made with microorganisms. In particular, she researched microbial cellulose (MC) at the Faculty of Design and Art of the Free University of Bolzano, where she obtained her BA and MA degrees and conducted an interdisciplinary research project at Design F(r)iction Lab. In »Weaving«  as Pre-Doctoral Researcher she deepens entanglements among design, microbiology, and anthropologic principles. → more

Dr. med. Lea Timmermann

Lea Timmermann is a surgical resident and postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Surgery, Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin. Her research focuses are surgical oncology, hepato-pancreatico-biliary surgery, the development and implementation of surgical techniques and minimal-invasive surgery. In 2021 she defended her doctoral thesis »Evaluation of interdisciplinary treatment strategies in modern pancreatic surgery«. She is Research Associate in the projekt »Filtering«. → more

Dr. Ran Xu

Ran Xu is a neurosurgeon and a neurobiology researcher at Charité in Berlin, currently enrolled in the BIH Clinician Scientist Program. In her current laboratory research, she is interested in studying the immune reaction after hemorrhagic stroke. Her expertise in experimental research (specifically organotypic explants) and her further interests in material sciences and ongoing collaborations with the BAM and the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Polymer Research IAP, led to her research contributions to the »Cutting« project where she is Associated Member. → more

Design Lab #13: Material Legacies
Upcoming Events at Kunstgewerbemuseum
Poster Material Legacies. Image: Dietrich Polenz and the Experimental Surgery Lab, 2020
Poster Material Legacies. Image: Dietrich Polenz and the Experimental Surgery Lab, 2020

Event | Exhibition | Material Form Function The exhibition »Design Lab #13: Material Legacies« at Kunstgewerbemuseum Berlin explores contingencies and ruptures between traditional crafts and the most recent developments at the crossroads of material research, design, engineering, and architecture. It brings together artifacts from the museum’s collection with work-in-progress installations by designers and researchers from the Cluster of Excellence »Matters of Activity. Image Space Material« to initiate a dialogue about the historical, contemporary, and future conditions under which materiality unfolds. »Design Lab #13: Material Legacies« is curated by Michaela Büsse and Emile De Visscher and is part of the exhibition series »Design Lab« at the Kunstgewerbemuseum Berlin, for which Claudia Banz, Curator of Design at the Kunstgewerbemuseum since 2019, invites selected design studios, students and researchers to present current projects and enter into a discourse with the collection of the Kunstgewerbemuseum. Check out all accompanying events that are scheduled for January and February until the closing of the exhibition. → more

Writing in Movement, Writing and Movement. Reflections on Paul Valéry
Karin Krauthausen Gives Guest Lecture in Graz

Event | Lecture | Weaving On Wednesday, January 18th, MoA Member Karin Krauthausen holds a guest lecture at the University of Graz. Karin Krauthausen researches one of the most famous French writers and writing theorists around 1900: Paul Valéry and his handwritten writing practice initiated in the »Cahiers«. These practical and theoretical engagements with a ›writing in motion‹ shape all of Valéry's subsequent printed publications as well as his understanding of authorship. In her lecture, Karin Krauthausen will talk about the role of the ›hand in motion‹ that oscillates between writing, drawing and scribbling. The hand movement on the paper and the body movement in space trigger the French writer to numerous reflections of a ›thinking in motion‹ and the relationship between thinking and line on the sheet of paper, which Krauthausen will discuss with the help of examples and in doing so also pursue the question of the technical printing preparation of the notes.

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

Event | Publication | Material Form Function What do the gestures of a neurosurgeon, a painter, an engineer, a craftsman or a biologist have in common? Based on the concepts of ›design‹, ›gestaltung‹, and ›formatività‹, this book takes a new look at the processes of formation and transformation of the material world we live in. Researchers in history, philosophy, psychology, media, and cultural studies question the processes of giving form, while artists, designers, engineers, and scientists describe their creative processes based on their own work. We cordially invite you to take part in the presentation of the book »Design, Gestaltung, Formatività. Philosophies of Making« (Birkhäuser 2022) in the presence of the editor, MoA member Patricia Ribault, and several authors, such as Peter Fratzl, Lorenzo Guiducci, Barbara Schmidt, Jörg Petruschat, Judith Seng, Martin Müller and Khashayar Razgandhi (tbc). The graphic designer of the anthology Olaf Avenati will also be present. The book launch is on Thursday, 19th January 2023 at 7:30 pm at »Pro qm« bookstore. → more

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

Event | Publication | Weaving On Wednesday, January 25th, 2023, 6:30–8 pm, the publication »Architectures of Weaving« will be launched with a transdisciplinary roundtable discussion at the Architecture Gallery Aedes in Berlin-Mitte. The editors Christiane Sauer, Mareike Stoll, Ebba Fransén Waldhör, and Maxie Schneider invite you to exchange on the idea of »Architectures of Weaving« with book-contributors and members of the Cluster of Excellence »Matters of Activity« Peter Fratzl, Lorenzo Guiducci, Regine Hengge, Heike Illing-Günther and Karin Krauthausen. Please register now. → more

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

Event | Designlab 13#: Material Legacies We cordially invite you to the Round Table »Rinde: Gestaltung mit Resten« which continues the format series accompanying the exhibition »Design Lab #13: Material Legacies« at Kunstgewerbemuseum. The Round Tables represent each of the exhibiting projects and the involved researchers and artists in a moderated dialogue with guests from different disciplines. The format brings a variety of perspectives to the exhibited works, its material legacies and entangled discourses and invites the public to engage. On January 26th designer and Cluster Member Charlett Wenig will discuss her work with Ferréol Berendt (HNE Eberswalde) and Nikolaus Stolle (Goethe-Universität Frankfurt). Moderated by cultural theorist and Cluster Member Robert Stock. → more

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

Event | Panel Discussion We cordially invite you to the panel discussion »System Ausstellung« with Hans Dieter Zimmermann, and Cluster Members Nina Samuel and Felix Sattler in the context of the exhibition »Language in the Technical Age«. Starting with a review of Walter Höllerer's exhibition »Welt aus Sprache« (World of Language), which took place in 1972 at the Akademie der Künste Berlin (West) and broke completely new ground with the design of immersive environments, the panel will discuss current issues of exhibition conception between art and science, nature and culture. This will be followed by drinks as part of the finissage. → more

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

Event | Designlab 13#: Material Legacies Don't miss the Round Table »Politics and Poetics of Sand« which is part of the format series accompanying the exhibition »Design Lab #13: Material Legacies« at Kunstgewerbemuseum. The Round Tables represent each of the exhibiting projects and the involved researchers and artists in a moderated dialogue with guests from different disciplines. The format brings a variety of perspectives to the exhibited works, its material legacies and entangled discourses and invites the public to engage. On February 9th design anthropologist and Cluster Member Michaela Büsse will discuss her work with geographer Katherine Dawson (University College London), communication expert Hannah Tollefson (McGill University Montreal) and environmental anthropologist Jerry Zee (Princeton University). Moderation: Jeff Diamanti (University of Amsterdam). → more

Workshop on »Paper(s) as Epistemic Carrier of Knowledge«
Organized by Michael Friedman and Daniela Zetti at Deutsches Museum Munich

Event | Workshop | Symbolic Material On February 22nd-23rd, 2023, MoA Member Michael Friedman and Daniela Zetti of TU Munich will organize a workshop at the Deutsches Museum entitled »Paper(s) as Epistemic Carrier of Knowledge. A history of provoking thought and memory«. The event aims to think on paper as an object of circulations of knowledge and of practices of enabling and transforming collective memory. Paper here should be however considered in plural, not only due to the various functions it had and has, but also since its characterization as an epistemic object. → more