Winter Semester 2019/2020, BA/MA Textile- and Surface Design Textil_Startseite , Exzellenzcluster

Scaling Nature (2): Fibers, Muscles, Bones

Scaling Nature / MoA design studio is a series of interdisciplinary, experimental and innovative teaching, conducted by Prof. Christiane Sauer at weißensee school of art and design, berlin in the Department of Textile and Surface Design, in close collaboration with researchers from the Cluster of Excellence „Matters of Activity. Image. Space. Material“ (MoA).

Scaling Nature (2): Fibers, Muscles, Bones was dedicated to the following question: How do natural components perform as actors ( muscles ), tensile elements ( tendons ) or structural scaffolds ( bones )? Looking specifically into the world of fish bones, the musculoskeletal composition of animal movements and plant structures and by scaling these findings, this MoA design studio developed new translations for construction, geometry and materiality and thus generated novel concepts for active surfaces, that could be used for applications in a spatial context.

In close cooperation with the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces in Potsdam, especially with the Department of Biomaterials, the course investigated the dynamic interplay of fibrous elements in natural systems and transferred them into principles for differential surfaces. Over the course of the semester, various members of the Cluster “Matters of Activity” provided scientific lectures, tutorials, and continuous input, namely Dr. Mason Dean, Dr. Lorenzo Guiducci, Dr. John Nyakatura, Dr. Khashayar Razghandi, Iva Rešetar and Dr. Mareike Stoll.

Participants Serafina Baucken, Lisa Braun, Antonia Dönitz, Eva Eckert, Martha Maria Panzer, Maria Paula Barbosa Posada, Jasmin Sermonet, Carlotta Scholz, Luise Schumacher, Josefine Shone, Vaia Tatopoulou, Clara Santos Thomas, Freia Antonia Weiß, Anna Nobuko Schmökel
Project subjects BA/MA Textile- and Surface Design
Inspiration: Bones
Inspiration: Bones

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Inspiration: Fish
Inspiration: Fish

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Please touch!
Please touch!

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Folding Cuts_Research
Folding Cuts_Research

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Folding Cuts
Folding Cuts

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Folding Cuts: Final Prototype
Folding Cuts: Final Prototype

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Sticky Stacks
Sticky Stacks

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Sticky Stacks
Sticky Stacks

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Sticky Stacks
Sticky Stacks

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Scaling Scales: Final Prototype
Scaling Scales: Final Prototype

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Fragil Stabil
Fragil Stabil

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Fragil Stabil: Final Prototype
Fragil Stabil: Final Prototype

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From Fluff to Tough
From Fluff to Tough

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From Fluff to Tough
From Fluff to Tough

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From Fluff to Tough: Final Prototype
From Fluff to Tough: Final Prototype

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Joined Up
Joined Up

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Joined Up
Joined Up

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Joined Up
Joined Up

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Joined Up: Final Prototype
Joined Up: Final Prototype

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Hexo Dermis
Hexo Dermis

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Hexo Dermis
Hexo Dermis

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Hexo Dermis
Hexo Dermis

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To be in Blossom
To be in Blossom

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To be in Blossom
To be in Blossom

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To be in Blossom: Final Prototype
To be in Blossom: Final Prototype

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emico
emico

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emico: Final Prototype
emico: Final Prototype

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emico: Final Prototype
emico: Final Prototype

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A matter of failure
A matter of failure

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A matter of failure: Final Prototype
A matter of failure: Final Prototype

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