Material Weeks
Design Meets Science

supporting programme

Piezo ceramics, shape memory alloys, dielectric elastomers – three materials, which have been developed in engineers’ laboratories and which feature fascinating characteristics – but which few people are familiar with. That is reason enough for us to have a closer look at these smart materials during three Materials Weeks. Which characteristics and functions do these “intelligent” synthetic materials, ceramics and metals have? In cooperation with designers, visitors can explore the materials’ effects under experimental and practical aspects in short workshops to which experts and amateurs are welcome.