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Design Lab #13 Material Legacies

04.11.2022 bis 05.03.2023
Kunstgewerbemuseum

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.

Iva Rešetar, Maxie Schneider, Josephine Shone, Christiane Sauer, "Architectural Yarns", Cluster of Excellence „Matters of Activity. Image Space Material“ with Saxon Textile Research Institute (STFI), 2021, Photography Michelle Mantel © Matters of Activity


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. 

Book coming soon!

Architectures of Weaving
From Fibers and Yarns to Scaffolds and Skins

Christiane Sauer / Mareike Stoll / Ebba Fransén Waldhör / Maxie Schneider (Hg.) Jovis Verlag

Addressing today’s urgent energetic and environmental challenges, the book explores new approaches for resilient and adaptable material systems by examining the boundaries between softness and rigidity, material and shape, and functionality and structure.

Zumtobel Group Award

Nomenee Special Prize for Innovation

x camp

kinetic responsive surfaces for architecture

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?
Welche Veränderungen in der Kommunikation und Wahrnehmung sind damit verbunden?

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,
2021.

Aachen Dreden Denkendorf International Textile Conference, Best-Poster Award 2021

Fransén Waldhör E., Schneider M., Vongsingha P., Boxberger L., Sauer C., Denz P.R.: Weißensee School of Art and Design, DXM - Design and Experimental Material Research) 2Priedemann Facade-Lab GmbH, 3Fraunhofer IWU, ADAPTEX – Adaptive textile shading system for facades with integrated shape memory alloy (SMA)

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.

Installation for 48 h Neukölln 2021

Popticum creates the space Filteroase - Kollektive Komfortzone at Nachbarschaftscampus Dammweg

https://48-stunden-neukoelln.de/de/event/popticum-–-cellograph

Workshop at New Matrerialist Informatics Conference 2021

‘Constraints as Chance’, 11th International New Materialisms Conference: New Materialist Informatics 2021, Kassel, 03/2021 (mit Frank Bauer)
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.



Talk at Curvobio Conference 2021

Talk about "Shape Memory Textiles for Adaptive Facades" at the Curvobio online conference
Syposium 2021

On the occasion of the international women's day on 08.03.21 the women's advisory board of the KHB invites to a mini-symposium on perspectives of female measures in art, design and technology. Our guests Renata Kutinka, Marie Dietze and Fem_arc collective will give insights into their work on social, technological and cultural issues.

Magic Circle. Symposium.

Schneider, M., Fransén Waldhör, E., Forschungskreis - Magic Circle. Symposium.
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

Conversation on thoughts of Utopia - explore ideas from architecture, design and technology with Friedrich von Borries (architect and design theorist) and Ji-Hun Kim (co-founder of the online magazine "Das Filter. Über Leben im Digitalen"), the designer Julia Lohmann and me dealing with coexistence and new materials in different ways. The discussion was moderated by Monopol editor-in-chief Elke Buhr and editors Silke Hohmann and Saskia Trebing.



Dutch Design Week 2020



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)
Maja Bienale Portugal
Handle with Air
hsdahg Residency at Les Grands Voisins Paris 2019

Project: Hemisphere

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

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.)