Wintersemester 2019/2020, BA/MA Textil- und Flächendesign 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). The Cluster aims to create the basis for a new culture of materials. Biology and technology, mind and material, nature and culture intertwine in a new way. Central concerns are the interdisciplinary research and development of sustainable practices and structures in areas such as textiles, materials and digital filters, surgical cutting techniques, architecture and soft robotics. The Cluster focuses on a new role of design, which is emerging in the context of growing diversity and the continuous development of materials and forms of visualization in all disciplines. Scaling Nature (2): Fibers, Muscles, Bones constitutes the second part in a series of interdisciplinary investigations.

 

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.


Scaling Nature (2): Fibers, Muscles, Bones was carried out in cooperation with the Cluster „Matters of Activity. Image Space Material“ and explored the inner activity of materials and their potential for design strategies in order to develop new concepts for structural, energetic and functional efficiency. 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.

Projekt-Fächer BA/MA Textil- und Flächendesign
folding cuts
folding cuts

Alle Rechte vorbehalten „Folding Cuts“, A. Schmökel, L. Schumacher, V. Tatopoulou
folding cuts
folding cuts

Alle Rechte vorbehalten „Folding Cuts“, A. Schmökel, L. Schumacher, V. Tatopoulou
folding cuts
folding cuts

Alle Rechte vorbehalten „Folding Cuts“, A. Schmökel, L. Schumacher, V. Tatopoulou
folding cuts
folding cuts

Alle Rechte vorbehalten „Folding Cuts“, A. Schmökel, L. Schumacher, V. Tatopoulou
inspiration: fibers, muscles, bones
inspiration: fibers, muscles, bones

Alle Rechte vorbehalten Christiane Sauer
sticky stacks
sticky stacks

Alle Rechte vorbehalten „Sticky Stacks“, S. Baucken, J. Shone, E. Eckert
sticky stacks
sticky stacks

Alle Rechte vorbehalten „Sticky Stacks“, S. Baucken, J. Shone, E. Eckert
sticky stacks
sticky stacks

Alle Rechte vorbehalten „Sticky Stacks“, S. Baucken, J. Shone, E. Eckert
sticky stacks
sticky stacks

Alle Rechte vorbehalten „Sticky Stacks“, S. Baucken, J. Shone, E. Eckert
inspiration: muscles, fibers, bones
inspiration: muscles, fibers, bones

Alle Rechte vorbehalten Christiane Sauer
sticky stacks
sticky stacks

Alle Rechte vorbehalten Mareike Stoll
inspiration: fibers, muscles, bones
inspiration: fibers, muscles, bones

Alle Rechte vorbehalten Christiane Sauer
Scaling Scales
Scaling Scales

Alle Rechte vorbehalten "Scaling Scales", M. Panzer
Scaling Scales
Scaling Scales

Alle Rechte vorbehalten "Scaling Scales": M. Panzer
scaling Scales
scaling Scales

Alle Rechte vorbehalten "Scaling Scales", M. Panzer
Scaling Scales
Scaling Scales

Alle Rechte vorbehalten "Scaling Scales", M. Panzer
Scaling Scales
Scaling Scales

Alle Rechte vorbehalten "Scaling Scales", M. Panzer
joined up
joined up

Alle Rechte vorbehalten "Joined Up", A. Dönitz, C. Scholz, C. Santos Thomas
Joined Up
Joined Up

Alle Rechte vorbehalten "Joined Up", A. Dönitz, C. Scholz, C. Santos Thomas
Joined Up
Joined Up

Alle Rechte vorbehalten "Joined Up", A. Dönitz, C. Scholz, C. Santos Thomas
Joined Up
Joined Up

Alle Rechte vorbehalten "Joined Up", A. Dönitz, C. Scholz, C. Santos Thomas
fragilstabil
fragilstabil

Alle Rechte vorbehalten "fragilstabil", B. Frerick
fragilstabil
fragilstabil

Alle Rechte vorbehalten "fragilstabil", B. Frerick