Symposium: Material as Experiment

with experts from the elds of science, art and design
Sat 21 Oct 2017
12 am – 4 pm

At the end of the exhibition period materials experts from the elds of science, art and design will present their various research results and will again enter into an open dialogue. What does man do with materials? Why is “material” currently a focal point in the sciences and in design? In what way can these disciplines benefit from the knowledge transfer from materials research?

In five lectures and rounds of talks, the speakers will focus on materials from the perspective of their disciplines, their design, development and characteristics, the stories they tell and the place we give them in everyday life. The aim is to uncover differences and intersections between disciplines, between the natural sciences, art and design and to explore which synergies can result from the combination for the development of new materials.

The symposium is aimed at people with little previous knowledge as well as an expert audience and provides a platform for exchanging ideas with the participants and exhibition organisers.

Afterwards, there will be a joint exhibition visit to the Steel House in Dessau-Törten with an Apéro.


Clemens Winkler und Luke Franzke 
(Designer and reasearch associate, Interaction Design, Zürcher Hochschule der Künste)

Reinhard Ose
(Ingenieur und postgraduate, Ruhr Universität Bochum / Ingpuls GmbH)

Marit Wolters
(Artist, Vienna and Dresden)

Mareike Gast
(Professor for industrial design at Burg Giebichenstein Halle)

Junshen Wu 
(Student at weißensee kunsthochschule berlin)