Cooperationpartner Matters of Activity
The Matters of Activity cluster aims to establish the foundations for a new culture of materials. The central vision of the project is to develop images, spaces, and materials as active constructs of a new symbolic and physical reality, in which nature and culture intertwine in novel ways.
The Bard Graduate Center is a research institute for postgraduate students in New York City. Its MA and PhD programs, gallery exhibitions, research initiatives, and public programs explore new ways of thinking about decorative art, design history, and material culture.
The Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing (BAM) is a scientific and technical federal authority under the jurisdiction of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action. It conducts testing, research, and advisory services to protect human health, the environment, and property.
As an alternative to traditional academies, the weißensee kunsthochschule berlin was founded in 1946. Drawing from the teachings and ideas of the Bauhaus, the university has a unique profile, offering an interdisciplinary foundation program to over 800 students from Germany and abroad.
The focus of the work at the MPI (Max Planck Institute) is on the research and control of very small or thin structures at the nano- and micrometer scale.