Research Digital Materials

Exhibition and Talk

11.May - 23.Juni 2019

Bezugsstoffe (Cover Fabrics)

In the exhibition “Bezugsstoffe” (Cover Fabrics”) the participating artists examine textiles for their qualities as visual and haptic indicators of changes in art, culture, society and technology. Seven positions are presented in installations and objects, questioning familiar notions of the use, production, expansion and representation of textile carriers of meaning.

Participating artists: Veronika Aumann, Sabrina Bosshard / Stefanie Kägi, Nadine Göpfert, Ebba Fransén Waldhör / Marei Rei, Adriana Quaiser / Theresa Kanz, Selina Reiterer und Christine Katscher / Ronja Svaneborg

Talk: Veronika Aumann: Self Active Materials, 6.June 2019, 7pm

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Research Textile Prototyping Lab

Fair / Exhibition


TPL @ Techtextil

At Techtextil 2019 DXM research project Textile Prototyping Lab is showing one of their latest developments for Stefan Diez’ PLUSMINUS lighting system for Vibia: a light rail formed of a soft, conductive textile belt that can incorporate a variety of bulbs for different lighting effects. The functionality of the belt and a variety of weaving designs were developed by TPL.

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PhD project

khb x PhDArts

With her practice-based research project Digital Materials, Veronika Aumann is accepted as PhD candidate at the PhDArts program in January 2019. PhDArts is an international doctoral program in art and design at the Leiden University Academy of Creative and Performing Arts and the Royal Academy of Art (KABK) in The Hague.

Research Textile Prototyping Lab



Neue Textile Welten

Exhibition at Wasserschloss Klaffenbach

The exhibition „Neue Textile Welten“ at Wasserschloss Klaffenbach is showing the „potentials of technical and intelligent textiles + smart materials“. Together with works by e.g. Bauerfeind AG, KARL MAYER Technische Textilien GmbH, warmX GmbH, Norafin Industries GmbH, Sächsisches Textilforschungsinstitut e.V. (STFI), Textilforschungsinstitut Thüringen Vogtland e.V. Greiz (TITV e.G.), TU Chemnitz and Design Research Lab der UdK Berlin weißensee kunsthochschule berlin and DXM are presenting five student projects and the research projects ‘Textile Prototyping Lab’ and ‘Digitale Materialien’.

Research Smart Tools For Smart Design (ST4SD)

Show, Tell & Make

14. & 15. July 2018

Rundgang 2018

For the “Rundgang 2018”, the annual summer exhibition, the visitors were guided “hands-on” through the exhibition in the research space and informed about the different research projects. The visitors were able to experience and understand self-forming 3D textiles, experiments on shape-change materials and surfaces with reactive structures. The visitors were also able to get directly involved in textile prototyping at the Jacquard loom or body-learning at the nine stops of the fitness trail “Shape Change Aerobic”.

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20.-28.10.2018, Eindhoven, NL

Beyond Material @ Dutch Design Week 2018

The series Autorials, a part of the research project Digital Materials by Veronika Aumann was exhibited at the Dutch Design Week in October 2018 as part of the presentation of the design collective Beyond Material.
Autorials is a series on (fictitious) responsive materials that can change shape, colour, volume, structure and transparency. By investigating various material explorations and their conversion into garments, possible future interaction figures between human, machine and material are sketched. The red example is titled Liquid Light. Depending on the physical movement (shaking) of the material, the liquid inside intensifies its coloured luminosity. The silver one is titled Malloon. Malloon is a material-machine that can automatically changes its shape and volume through inflating and deflating.

Research smart materials satellites

Lecture and Publication

16. - 18.11.2018

smart materials satellites at Conference Matters of Communication

Lecture Julia Wolf (DXM) and Lilo Viehweg (Bauhaus Dessau Foundation) at the conference of the German Society for Design Theory and Research, HfG Karlsruhe: “Material als Experiment – Transdisciplinary Science Communication with the Methods of Design” – What contribution can design methods make to the translation of complex, technology-based knowledge and what role do they play in the discourse on current material developments?

The accompanying publication with a paper by J. Wolf and L. Viehweg will be published in autumn 2019.

Education sensing materials lab at Long Night of Museums in Berlin

Workshops and Exhibition


sensing materials lab at Long Night of Museums in Berlin

As part of the “smart materials satellites” research project, four workshops on “Hearing, Feeling, Smelling, Tasting Material” were held at Werkbundarchiv – Museum of Things in Berlin in cooperation with the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation. Lead: Julia Wolf (DXM), Lilo Viehweg (Bauhaus Dessau Foundation)

Education smart materials satellites at Zurich University of the Arts

Workshop and Exhibition

26.08. - 30.09.2018

smart materials satellites at Zurich University of the Arts

In cooperation with the Department of Interaction Design of the Zurich University of the Arts (Clemens Winkler, Luke Franzke), the Material Archive ZHdK (Franziska Müller-Reissmann) and the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation (Lilo Viehweg), a workshop and exhibition on the subject of materials of the future was held together with students. As part of the ZHdK Highlights, “Material as Experiment | Past Present Future” was shown, including student works from weißensee.