Education

Our vivid research culture is rooted in the undergraduate and graduate study programmes offered by the Textile and Surface Design Department at the weißensee kunsthochschule berlin. Personal and topical synergies between education and research allow for an active development of relevant issues. The inclusion of current technological, cultural and socio-economic urgencies creates a wide field of references, combining traditional competences of textile design with contemporary issues of other disciplines. The development of a strong studio practice aspect and the ability to critically place own work within the border socio-cultural and technological contexts are core components of the course. A design approach is promoted that combines professionalism, critical thinking, transdisciplinary exchange and aesthetic autonomy. Collaborations with partners from science, research and industry enable the realisation of novel and meaningful design concepts.

 

Projects

2019

Micro.colours

Abigail Goodwin, Boram Park Bachelor Graduation Project within the framework of Greenlab Project GreenDesign...

2019

Cladophora

Malu Lücking Bachelor Graduation Project within the framework of Greenlab Project GreenDesign 8.0; Circular...

2018-2019

Soft Solids

Samira Akhavan Semesterproject: bios logos Supervision: Prof. Dr. Zane Berzina Cooperation partner: Sächsischen Textilforschungsinstitut (STFI) 3dk.berlin Trevira

2018

Cooking New Materials

Youyang Song study project within the framework of Greenlab Project GreenDesign 7.0...

2018

Rewoodable

study project within the framework of Greenlab Project GreenDesign 7.0 – Material Cycles Supervision:...

2018

Shaping Paper

Bára Finnsdóttir MA Graduation Project Supervision: Prof. Christiane Sauer

2014

Solar Curtain

Bára Finnsdottir Supervision: Prof. Christiane Sauer Cooperation Partners: Innovationsnetzwerk smart³; Fraunhofer Institut IWU, Dresden 1. Preis...

2015

Blow Up

Supervision: Prof. Christiane Sauer Cooperation Partner: Marco Canevacci / plastique fantastique Berlin

2015

Hilanderia

Sara Diaz Rodriguez MA Graduation Project Supervision: Prof. Christiane Sauer

2017

Modern Felt

Yolanda Leask BA Graduation Project Supervision: Prof. Dr. Zane Berzina Cooperation Partner: Sächsisches Textilforschungsinstitut e.V. (STFI)

2016

Merging Loops

Bára Finnsdottir BA Graduation Project Supervision: Prof. Christiane Sauer  

2016

Betontextil

Anne-Kathrin Kühner MA Graduation Project Supervision: Prof. Christiane Sauer

Stone Web

Idalene Rapp, Natascha Unger BA Graduation Project: SteinWeich, 2017 Supervision: Prof. Christiane Sauer, Agata Kycia Cooperation...

2017

Shifting Stone

Malu Lücking, Jack Randol, Rebecca Schedler Project: SteinWeich Supervision: Prof Christiane Sauer, Agata Kycia Cooperation Partner: DBF...

2017

Smell Memory Tools

Essi Johanna Glomb MA Graduation Project Supervision: Prof. Dr. Zane...

2017

Moment

Philippa Lorenzen Bachelor Graduation Project Supervision: Prof. Dr. Zane Berzina    

2014

The Clay Project

Jennifer Maier Greenlab Project Postcarbon Supervison: Prof. Dr. Zane Berzina    

2017

EKMA

Alexander Gärtner, Carine Kuntz MA Graduation Project Supervison: Prof. Zane Berzina  

2015

Resonanzräume

Dafna Stoilkova Project Supervison: Prof. Dr. Zane Berzina  

2014

Undercoding

Adriana Cabrera MA Graduation Project Supervison: Prof. Zane Berzina Cooperation Partner: Fraunhofer IZM, Berlin  

Workshops

Workshop and Exhibition

26.08. - 30.09.2018

smart materials satellites at Zurich University of the Arts

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...

Workshop

24. - 26.04.2017

„Designing with the 4th Dimension – Time“

Within the research project „smart materials satellites“ a workshop was held to introduce three specific Shape Changing Materials. The idea was to take little steps towards...