Peer Review for Textile Intersections Conference

TEXTILE INTERSECTIONS is a four-day conference, doctoral consortium and exhibition organized by Loughborough University, in collaboration with the Royal College of Art, London, University of Borås, Sweden and Elisava, Barcelona, Spain.

The conference will take place at Loughborough University London Campus  between 20-23 of September 2023.

Inaugeration of Sommerpavillion

Popticum has realised a summer pavilion for Kreativbund in Berlin

In collaboration with ARGE:3000 & Kristin Lazarova, with a landscapearchitecture by Johanna Bendlin and nettlesandpoppies
funded by Kompetenzzentrum für Kreativwirtschaft des Bundes

Textile Gestures: Mapping Tactile Practices with Architectural Yarns

with Maja Avnat

Hands-on workshop within Bauhaus Study Rooms 2023 “Design­Acts: Gestures of Performative Research”, Hochschule Anhalt / Bauhaus Dessau

The Architectural Yarns research group at »Matters of Activity. Image Space Material« is hosting a hands-on workshop about tactile knowledge in performative research. We ask: How do sensory and mechanical properties of a material interrelate and shift when processed manually? Which conscious and unconscious actions transform bulky matter into material?
Daoula Sheen

Architectural Yarns by Iva Rešetar, Maxie Schneider, Josephine Shone and Christiane Sauerare exhibited as part of the exposition Dahoula Sheen.

Tieranatomisches Theater Berlin from November 18, 2022, to April 29, 2023. 

DAOULA — SHEEN, Cluster of Excellence »Matters of Activity. Image Space Material« , Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, funded by the DFG. Curated by Laurence Douny, Karin Krauthausen, and Felix Sattler with a film installation by Thabo Thindi.

Talk at Design Modelling Symposium Berlin

ADAPTEX – Physical and Digital Prototyping of Smart Textile Sun Shading

Paul Denz & Maxie Schneider
Adaptex at GUTech

This summer the Adaptex team realised two adaptive façades - with a size of 1.2 by 7.5 metres - at the EcoHouse of the German University of Technology in Oman.

Exhibition Design Lab #13 Material Legacies

04.11.2022 bis 05.03.2023

The Design Lab #13 exhibition „Material Legacies“, developed in cooperation with design researchers from the Matters of Activity. Image Space Material Cluster of Excellence at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, explores contingencies and disruptions between traditional crafts and most recent developments at the interface of materials research, design, technology and architecture.

The project "Architectural Yarns" by Iva Rešetar, Maxie Schneider, Josephine Shone, Christiane Sauer will be part of the exhibition.

Innovation Award  - The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH)

2022 Award of Excellence Winner

Project: Adaptex, Priedemann Facade-Lab + Weißensee Kunsthochschule Berlin  

Talk and Workshop at Bauwende Festival 2022

On Friday, May 27, 2022, 2 p.m., MoA members Maxie Schneider, Jojo Shone and Lorenzo Guiducci will offer a workshop on Structural Paper as part of this year's Bauwendefestival in Berlin.

The »Structural Paper« workshop playfully explores the potential of paper as a building material for constructing interwoven structures. By simply interleaving sheets of paper, we can construct connections that hold only through friction.

Adaptex featured by Baunetz


Zumtobel Group Award

Nomenee Special Prize for Innovation


2021, Berlin, Germany

Weißensee Kunsthochschule Berlin + Priedemann Facade-Lab with DXM – Design Experiment Material / Fraunhofer Institute for Machine Tools and Forming Technology/ Carl Stahl ARC GmbH, / Verseidag-INDUTEX GmbH / ITP GmbH / SGS Engineering GmbH / imesh, Deutschland

Talk at XCAMP

kinetic responsive surfaces for architecture

Schneider M. Fransén Waldhör E.,

Wo lassen sich hybride adaptive Oberflächen (interaktive /autonome Systeme) einsetzen?
Welche Anwendungsszenarien und Einsatzgebiete verbinden sich mit verschiedenen Arten der Bewegung von Oberflächen, etwa im Bereich der Künstlichen Intelligenz, der Datenanalyse oder im Designprozess?

Adaptex Symposium Textile Potentials in Architecture

Denz, P.-R., Sauer, C., Fransén Waldhör, E., Schneider, M., & Suwanapuk, N.,
Adaptex Symposium "Textile Potentials in Architecture", on Friday, November 26th,

Talk at WÆ – woman from arts to engineering

Schneider, M., “Architecture in motion – Adaptive textiles between light and shadow.”,  WÆ:sf – women from arts to engineering for a sustainable future, Tu Berlin, Virtual. 7 Otober 2021.
Symposium Architectures of Weaving

Virtual event with contributions by: Mette Ramsgaard Thomsen, Svenja Keune, Petra Gruber, Felecia Davis, Elaine Igoe, Karin Krauthausen, Regine Hengge, Christiane Sauer, Maxie Schneider, Ebba Fransén Waldhör

Roundtable peers: Jörg Petruschat, Lorenzo Guiducci, Karola Dierichs, Alwin Cubasch
Moderators: Bastian Beyer, Mareike Stoll

The event is organizied by Matters of Activity and weißensee school of art and design.
Keynote Lecture at Interzum 2021

Keynote lecture of our ongoing Research project ADAPTEX – shading system with shape-memory materials. At interzum@home Event Green Smart Materials presented by HAUTE INNOVATION.

The event includes a well-curated section on sustainability, digitalisation and smart material solutions.

Talk at DGTF Conference 2021

We will be presenting the project ADAPTEX on the DGTF Conference Material Trajectories - Designing with Care in the strand Performative Surfaces.

Schneider, M., Fransén Waldhör, E., ADAPTEX. Adaptivity in Textile Solar Shading Membranes Through the Integration of Shape Memory Alloys, Panel Presentation at Conference. »Material Trajectories. Designing with Care« – 17th Annual Conference of German Society for Design Theory and Research (DGTF), Virtual. 7 May 2021.

Magic Circle. Symposium.

ADAPTEX – shading system with shape-memory materials

Schneider, M., Fransén Waldhör, E.,

Kunsthalle, weißensee school of art and design berlin. Organized by »Forschungskreis« in cooperationwith »Matters of Activity«, under the direction of Prof. Dr. Jörg Petruschat. Hybrid. 25 February 2021.

Monopol Talk 2021
Utopien in der Krise: Wie wollen wir leben

Conversation on Utopia - ideas from architecture, design and technology with Friedrich von Borries  and Ji-Hun Kim, Julia Lohmann an Maxie Schneider.  moderated by Elke Buhr, Silke Hohmann and Saskia Trebing.

Adaptex presented at Dutch Design Week 2020

weißensee school of art and design berlin.

Innovationworkshop on natural high-tech fibrous materials 2020 at STFI Chemnitz

I was invited to join a creative workshop on natural high-tech fibrous materials and their innovation potential. At the interface between design and materials science, the NF-HighTech+ project is about pushing technological boundaries by utilising resource-saving natural fibers for technical high-performance applications and making them fit for concrete industrial applications.
Talk at Acadia Conference 2020

“Adaptive textile façades through the integration of Shape Memory Alloy” presented by Ebba Fransén Waldhör and Maxie Schneider in the session "Prototyping, Composites and Self organising Material Systems".

ICSA Conference Lisbon 2019

Experimental Design and Building of a Cable Reinforced Plastic Brick Arch

Maxie Schneider, Sebastien Tripod (Constuctlab), Lieven Tone Houdmont (Mouton Engineering)
Jan Belis (Ghent University, Laboratory for Research on Structural Models (LMO)
Photography: Tiago Casanova
Maja Bienale Portugal

Handle with Air

Popticum colllective

M.Schneider, L. Skafte, M. Dietze, E. Vogler
hsdahg Residency at Les Grands Voisins Paris 2019

Project: Hemisphere

Maxie Schneider

Invited by the Architecture Collective Yes we Camp i conducted a two month residency to construct an inflatable pavillion to activate a rooftop.

Design Modelling Symposium Paris 2017

PNEU&SHELL: Constructing Free-Form Concrete Shells with a Pneumatic Formwork

Schneider, M.

Conference Paper published in Humanizing Digital Reality, Design Modelling Symposium Paris 2017 Herausgeber: de Rycke, K., Gengnagel, C., Baverel, O., Burry, J., Mueller, C., Nguyen, M.M., Rahm, P., Thomsen, M.R. (Eds.)