The office mareike gast is an office for industrial design with a special focus on new materials and technologies.
I firmly believe that the material- and technology strategy should play a key role from the very beginning when developing innovative and fascinating products. It is my aim to create a bridge between scientific research and development and industrial design.


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Mareike Gast 
Alt-Seckbach 1
60389 Frankfurt am Main 

Represented by:
Mareike Gast

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Telephone: +49 177 2635557
E-Mail: mareike@mareikegast.de

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1. The name and contact details of the person responsible for the data processing

This data protection information applies to data processing by:
Responsible:

Mareike Gast
Alt-Seckbach 1
60389 Frankfurt
Germany
Email: mareike@mareikegast.de
Telepone: +49 (0)177-2635557

2. The collection and storage of personal data and the type and purpose of their use

a) When visiting the website

When you visit my website www.mareikegast.de, the browser used on your device automatically sends information to the server of my website. This information is temporarily stored in a so-called log file. The following information is collected without your action and stored until it is automatically deleted:

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  • browser used and, if applicable, the operating system of your device as well as the name of your access provider.
The data mentioned will be processed by me for the following purposes:
  • Guarantee of a smooth connection setup of the website,,
  • Guarantee a comfortable use of my website,
  • Evaluation of system safety and stability as well as
  • for other administrative purposes.

The legal framework for data protection may be found in the German Federal Data Protection Act (Article 6 (1) lit. f DSGVO) and the Telemedia Act (TMG). My legitimate interest follows from the purposes listed above for the collection of data. Under no circumstances do I use the collected data for the purpose of drawing conclusions about your person.
b) When contacting me by mail
If you have any questions, I offer you the possibility to contact me by e-mail. If you make use of it, the personal data transmitted by you will be stored automatically. The storage serves solely for purposes of processing or contacting you.
Data processing for the purpose of contacting me is carried out in accordance with Article 6 (1) lit. a DSGVO on the basis of your voluntary consent. The personal data collected by me will be automatically deleted after completion of your request.

3. Transfer of data to third parties

Your personal data will not be passed on to third parties for purposes other than those listed below. I will only pass on your personal data to third parties if:
  • you have given your express consent to this according to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. a DSGVO,
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You have the right:
  • to request information about your personal data processed by me in accordance with Article 15 DSGVO. In particular, you may request information on the processing purposes, the category of personal data, the categories of recipients to whom your data have been or will be disclosed, the planned storage period, the existence of a right to rectification, deletion, restriction of processing or objection, the existence of a right of appeal, the origin of your data, unless it has been collected from me, as well as the existence of an automated decision-making process including profiling and, if applicable, meaningful information on its details;
  • to immediately request the correction of incorrect or incomplete personal data stored by me in accordance with Article 16 DSGVO;
  • to request the deletion of your personal data stored with me in accordance with Article 17 DSGVO, unless the processing is necessary to exercise the right to freedom of expression and information, to fulfill a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest or to assert, exercise or defend legal claims;
  • to demand the restriction of the processing of your personal data in accordance with Article 18 DSGVO if the correctness of the data is disputed by you, the processing is unlawful but you refuse its deletion and I no longer need the data but you need it to assert, exercise or defend legal claims or you have lodged an objection against the processing in accordance with Article 21 DSGVO;
  • in accordance with Article 20 DSGVO, to receive your personal data which you have provided to me in a structured, common and machine-readable format or to request the transfer to another responsible person;
  • according to Article 7 (3) DSG to revoce your consent once given to me at any time. The consequence of this is that I may no longer continue the data processing based on this consent in the future, and
  • to complain to a supervisory authority in accordance with Article 77 DSGVO. Generally, you can contact the supervisory authority of your usual place of residence or workplace or of my company headquarters.

5. Right of objection

If your personal data are processed on the basis of legitimate interests according to Article 6 (1) lit. f DSGVO, you have the right, according to Article 21 DSGVO, to object to the processing of your personal data if there are reasons for doing so which arise from your particular situation or if the objection is directed against direct advertising. In the latter case, you have a general right of objection, which is implemented by me without stating a particular situation.
If you wish to exercise your right of revocation or objection, simply send an e-mail to mareike@mareikegast.de

6. Data security

I make use of suitable technical and organizational security measures to protect your data against accidental or intentional manipulation, partial or complete loss, destruction or against unauthorized access by third parties. My security measures are continuously improved in line with technological developments.

7. Timeliness and amendment of this data protection declaration

This data protection declaration is currently valid and as of May 2018.
Due to the further development of my website and offers about it or due to changed legal or official requirements, it may be necessary to change this privacy policy. You can call up and print out the current data protection declaration at any time on the website at http://mareikegast.de/Data-Protection-Notice-Mareike-Gast.pdf

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Mareike Gast studied at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design and graduated from the Design Academy Eindhoven in Industrial Design in 2005.
From 2006 to 2010 she worked as a freelancer inter alia for Nicola Stattmann (Frankfurt), responsible for many product developments.
Since 2011 she runs her own office with an emphasis on new materials and technologies.
Since September 2016 she is a Professor for Industrial Design at the Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design Halle. In addition to her work in product development, reasearch and teaching Mareike regularly writes for different magazines about material research. In 2013 her book ‚smart technology – new design‘ was published accompanying the exhibition and conference of the same name in Leipzig, which Mareike has curated several times.

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mareike@mareikegast.de
+49 177 2635557


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2015
Insect Project / Concept and Design of Demonstrators for Flexible Electronics
The „Insect Project“ aims to demonstrate the possibilities of flexible electronics.
The variations of the artificial species combine the unique aesthetics of insects with the technological potentials of flexible electronics into fascinating demonstrators. The manifold possibilities become tangible. Papilio Lunae and Musca Noctis are the beginning of an interdisciplinary 'insect research' with the aim to max out the possibilities of flexible elctronics and to communicate its diversity.

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Papilio Lunae


Concept and design in cooperation with:
Kathi Stertzig

Project Partners:
Fraunhofer FEP
Fraunhofer IAP
OES

Photos, graphic design and website:
Adrian Nießler | Pixelgarten

The insect project is part of the flex+ project.

The project is publicly funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) as a Zwanzig20 Forum / Partnerschaft für Innovationen.

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2013/2014
Material-Technology-Concept for an Innovative Input Device Commissioned for a Globally Leading Company (company name still to be kept confidential)
Three different material- and technology concepts show alternative possibilities for an innovative input device for large appliances. For best usability, high-quality and longevity as well as the possibility to customize the input device various display and touch technologies were compared. Furthermore technological concepts in order to blind-control capacitive touch displays were identified and developed further.
The overall concept of operations and user experience design was developed by ma ma Interactive System Design.

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11/2013
Publication 'smart technology - new design'
showing all exhibits from the special exhibition at the Designers' Open 2013 (see below)

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Photo: Benjamin Orgis

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Publisher: Leipziger Messe GmbH
Photos: Benjamin Orgis
Graphic Design: Pixelgarten

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10/2013
Designers' Open Leipzig / curator of the conference and special exhibition 'smart technology - new design'
This year's special exhibition with more then hundred inspiring, specialised and often unique exhibits from international research institutes, companies and designers gives an overview on current technological developments from the topics Manifold Foldings, Digital Fabricators and 3D Spraying – as a starting point for an innovative product development and in order to stimulate the exchange between designers and material and technology scientists.

Manifold Foldings: Industrial foldings for complex applications
Digital Fabricators: The future of digital production using printers and robots
3D-Spraying: From sprayed 3D geometries to highly functional sprayable surfaces


Photo: Matthias Ritzmann / Designers' Open 2013

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Self-Folding Robots by Harvard University / MIT / Michael Tolley
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Photo: Benjamin Orgis


Generatively Encapsuled EL-Light by Fraunhofer IPA, Steve Rommel:
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Photo: Benjamin Orgis

Digitally Printed 'Superfood' with Micro Algae by Marin Sawa
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Photo: Benjamin Orgis


Sprayed-On Bacteria Repair Concrete Cracks by TU Delft / Henk Jonkers
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Photo: Benjamin Orgis

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The exhibition was hosted by Leipziger Messe GmbH, supported by an interdisciplinary student team of HTWK Leipzig and financed by Leipziger Stiftung für Innovation und Technologietransfer.

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2012
Interaction studies based on product concepts for printed organic electronics
Polytronics – printed organic electronics is a forward-looking field of research and an advanced cutting edge technology. It represents an entire new way of electronics. It ultimately results in qualities such as ultra-thin, flexible, foldable and allows new interaction principles. So far mass production is still in its infancy.
This study aims to identify and highlight the immanent potentials of the technology and its materials for product interaction. In the area of technology research the study offers the opportunity to focus on human centered and market related questions in order to develop answers accordingly.




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Paperweight - letter scales
Through the flexibility of the substrates and printed strain gauges combined with a a numeric display a letter scales is created..

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Snooze – alarm clock
As the entire alarm clock becomes a snooze-switch – the whole product turns into one interface to interact with.

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Calc – calculator
The good old-fashioned calculator – reinterpreted. A two-dimensonal paper-like substrate turns into a 2½-dimensional calculator forming a haptic numeric pad with a tactile response.

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Time – wall clock
A big wall clock – made of ultra thin flexible tiles – turns into an unobtrusive and playful dedicated display.

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Dim – folded light
Due to the inherent properties of the technology and the materials used, hand-shaped electronics becomes possible. Through folding and bending delicate lighting comes into existence, based on traditional shapes yet reinterpreted.

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One Crease – folded bedside lamp
Ultimately the lamp becomes sculptured lighting.

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Input and output – a touch screen and a display, the basic components of interaction develop into lightweight, flexible and economic devices through the use of printed organic electronics.

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In cooperation with:
ma ma interactive system design: Stefan Karp
TU Chemnitz Digital Printing and Imaging Technology – Jens Hammerschmidt
Fraunhofer IAP – Danny Krautz
TU Chemnitz Department of Marketing – Dr. Kerstin Klaus

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2012/2013
Xonox Technology GmbH / material concept and design for interferometer lenses and a smart case
in collaboration with the office ma ma interactive system design:
analysis & evaluation, concept, consulting & design management, user experience design, product design, technical realization / management


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10/2012
Designers' Open Leipzig / curator of the conference and special exhibition 'smart technology - new design'
After the successfull conference and special exhibition at DO/Industry 2011 we are going into a second round. This year's topics were natureTEC, ENERGetic and inMOTION: Growing mobility and an increase in energy demands with diminishing resources mean that designers are facing stirring challenges.


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inMOTION // In a world that is always moving faster, the demand for mobility constantly increases. But how much mobility does a human being really need? Where does our constant need for mobility throughout the world come from? And how can we assuage it today, tomorrow and the day after tomorrow? inMOTION takes a look at new technological possibilities for the design of intelligent systems of mobile data, mobile areas and environments and products meant for a mobile society.

ENERGetic // Where does our energy come from? And why do we need it? What does real alternative production and clean use of energy look like? In the future, will we remain dependent on determined power networks or will we be able to supply ourselves? ENERGetic spotlights self-sufficient production processes and products as well as their utilisation, explores design possibilities, looks into new approaches instead of energy sources for the masses, and discusses the potential of new energy sources such as algae.

natureTEC // We make bread with yeast-bacteria and wash our clothes with enzymes, but nature has so much more to offer. What would products created by microbes, glowing through movement or self-producing their energy, look like? What happens when natural movements and transformations serve as a manufacturing process and a means of design? natureTEC examines nature carefully as a provider, model and producer. Focus will be made on themes such as evolutionary and bionic principles, renewable resources, self-production, self-repair and self-destruction.

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Photo: Matthias Ritzmann / Designers' Open 2012
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Photo: Matthias Ritzmann / Designers' Open 2012
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Photo: Matthias Ritzmann / Designers' Open 2012
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Photo: Matthias Ritzmann / Designers' Open 2012

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2011/2012
Material and Technology Concept for a Textile Fassade / Textilmanufaktur Halle / Burg Giebichenstein Halle
concept and research of yarns and textile technologies for an individual fassade design / showing their different design potential

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PES Yarn by FR Safety Yarns



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The historic Textilmanufaktur is moving into a new building - back to its old site and origin: the design school Burg Giebichenstein. For the fassade design and a sun shield the idea evolved to create a custom-made textile. This would not only turn the inside of the building outside and give the Textilmanufaktur a unique and particular appearance but also shift the Textilmanufaktur‘s tradition of handmade textile art into forward-looking technical textiles, which however retain their artistic quality.
In order to make this possible I developed a concept for suitable materials and technologies. The research focussed firstly on technical aspects such as UV-, weather, tear- and fire resistance. The second practical parameter was the feasibility despite small quantities and customisation. The third – of course – the broad design-ability transferred from other textile industries. The results reach from PTFE and coloured glass fibres to fire-resistant and tensile PES yarns in combination with 3D-knitting, multi-axial technology, leno weave, warp knitting and hand weaving.
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material and technology concept book with sample box



Textile design and textile art students developed in a week‘s workshop first ideas based on this research. In a competition 5 designs were selected. The realisation of a prototype is the next step.

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winning entry by textil art student Robert Filipski

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10/2011
Designers' Open Leipzig / curator of the conference and special exhibition 'smart materials - new design'
showing more than 100 samples of new materials and technologies from the fields of functional textiles, lightweight materials and organic printed electronics




Designers' Open 2011, DO/Industry from Jan Hartmann on Vimeo.

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Photo: Matthias Ritzmann / Designers' Open 2011
Photo: Matthias Ritzmann / Designers' Open 2011

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01/2011
opening office mareike gast
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4/2006-12/2010
work as a freelance product designer at Nicola Stattmann:
collaboration in the following projects:

2008-2010
Bauerfeind / Development of the innovative insole ErgoPad weightflex
For the renowned manufacturer of medical products Bauerfeind a long-time development led to the innovative insole ErgoPad weightflex. Using complex tooling orthotic cores are manufactured with variable stiffness thanks to the implemented weightflex-X. Therefore the insoles are adaptable to different body weights and shoes with higher heels.

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The two-component injection moulding with specially modified materials allows a high range of variations for individual foot conditions despite the automation of the manufacturing process.
Visually the product communicates its high quality and complex functionality and thereby appeals to not only the orthopaedic technician but also the enduser. The insoles evolve from medical supplies to a elegant premium must-have.
The development process was supported creatively and intensely from the first idea to the serial production.
for and with Nicola Stattmann



Video by Bauerfeind

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2006-2009
Volkswagen AG / Concepts for Future Car Engineering
research of new materials and technologies / lightweight construction, integration of functions, reduction of components, energy efficiency / discussion and substantiation with international researchers and institutions / development of two technology concepts / roadmap

2009
Book: UNFOLDED Paper in Design, Art, Architecture and Industry

editorial staff of the material and technology section based on the exhibition PaperLab

2008-2010
Bauerfeind / Development of Orthopedic Shoe Insoles and Diabetic Shoes
development and design of new products in the field of foot orthoses / use of the latest technologies and materials

2009
Wilkhahn / Material Concept for Chair Chassis

2008
Samsung Design Europe / New Materials / Technologies for Mobile Phones
development of compendium of future technologies and material srelevant for mobile phones / smart and lightweight materials – with a minimum of ecological harm, less size, less weight, less energy consumption combined with more capabilities / development of concepts, which demonstrate these material-technology-combinations and their possible effect on form, function and aesthetics to communicate the potential innovation

2007
PaperLab - Funtional Paper for 3d Products / Special Exhibition on The Design Annual
100 exhibits of high-tech paper and paper technologies for lightweight constructions with integrated functions in product design and architecture / including foamed, ceramic, robot-folded and injection moulded paper

2007-2008
Merten / Schneider Electric / New Materials for Switches and Sockets
development of a material- and technology-strategy / combination of several materials in one collection / finding an overall material language and aesthetics

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2005
Broken Shelves
the new structure that appears through the broken shelves gives space to differently sized books and allow them to lean. one element provides a place to sit and read inside the shelves.

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material: black mdf, oiled / steel t-profile frame, powdercoated






the shelves are constructed like a sandwich, made of two steel frames consisting of t-profiles and grooved black mdf inbetween. the construction allows a very easy assembly and the transportation as a flatpack, which reduces the size to a third.


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2005
Refugee Radio
an energy-autarkic radio

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in areas, where no electricity is available, communication over long distances is by far more difficult. especially in refugee camps reliable information is difficult to obtain.
for such a context I have designed the refugee radio. it is energy-atarkic since it is run by the radio-waves themselves. the necessary technology is cheap, very reliable and relatively environmentally friendly.
I gave consideration to the adaptability to different situation and the cultural context: the radio works in its paper packaging, but can be adpated in the long run by replacing the cover with different materials.

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2005
Radiator Seat

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who does not like to sit near the radiator on cold winter days? this radiator is the updated version of a tile stove which is possible due to modern low temperatur heatings. it is especcialy useful in long cold school corridors during break time.

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Cabinet+
a cabinet made of larch with an overhanging compartment. this does not only make the cabinet special but also useful in order to hide away bulky stuff. the cabinet can be disassembled for transportation easily.

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03/2018-07/2018
kunst.stoffe
plastic as sustainable assets

Hardly any material creates such a great ambivalence in us as plastic. On the one hand, it is perceived as cheap, short-lived and environmentally unfriendly - and it is used that way. On the other hand, plastics and their processing methods have decidedly shaped our consumer goods and thus our everyday life, because plastic is an extremely multifaceted, malleable and at the same time affordable material. At the same time, plastic is future-oriented: it is potentially produced from alternative raw materials, is in principle very easy to recycle and, with growing importance, is replacing rare materials in order to produce functional, for example, electronic components.
In this project we devoted ourselves to the super normals, the simple, everyday, almost invisible commodities made of plastic, examined their necessity - also from a cultural perspective - and developed a next generation. A key aspect lies in the recyclability and use and design of material cycles.
During the semester, we went through the entire design and development process right up to mass production in injection moulding from recycled plastics. For this we used the Precious Plastic Machines by Dave Hakkens.

A project at the Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design Halle supported by Anna Hoffmann and Karl Schikora.
In cooperation with Conrad Dorer, German Environment Agency.

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Nicer Ricer – a measure cup that can be used to wash rice by Yang Ni

Although the rice from the supermarkets is flawless and packaged, rice grains are washed before preparation. This hygienic procedure from ancient times is still a spiritual act of purification. But there is no suitable utensil for washing and the water consumption is correspondingly high. In order to give new life to the original tradition, the Nicer Ricer finds a contemporary approach: the classic measuring cup, as known from every rice cooker, also serves as a tool for washing rice.

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scho – the truly recyclable toothbrush by Alexia von Salomon

The handle and bristles of this toothbrush consist of one and the same material: polyamide. However, normal toothbrushes are made out of three different plastics and are therefore not recyclable. A toothbrush should be renewed not later than every three months. As the toothbrush scho is a monomaterial product, it enables the consumer to recycle it easily. It is about creating a circular economy, which focuses on reusing the originated waste. In the designed circle of scho, toothbrush is processed to toothbrush.

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HISCA – opens a bottle easilyby Hannah Kannenberg

Opening a water bottle is an everyday activity that you only become aware of when it becomes a problem. Thanks to its handy shape, Hisca (lat. “start opening!”) offers a simple solution due to its powerful leverage. A real relief for anyone who lacks the strength in their hands.
The screw cap is material-saving and designed for mass production by injection moulding. As with conventional bottle caps, the Hisca bottle caps are recycled by returning the bottle together with the cap to the deposit system. During the recycling process, the cap material PP/HDPE is separated from the polyethylene terephthalate (PET) of the bottles and can be reused in its pure form for production.

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CYCLOGON – a minimalistic repairable pedalby Simon Krautheim

The bicycle is one of the most sustainable means of transport. But the way people interact with it and its design sometimes is lavish and material-intensive. My design of a bicycle pedal made of recycled plastic is a response to this: The modest octagonal platform is produced from HDPE (high density polyethylene) utilizing the DIY injection moulding machine by Dave Hakkens and screwed on an axle using only two standard cartridge ball bearings and one nut. All parts can be replaced in minutes without special tools. Therefore, they can be recycled separately. The plans for the pedal will be provided open source – just like the DIY injection moulding machine – and shall empower cyclists to repair and design their bicycles themselves.

Photo: Martin Patze

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03/2018-07/2018
reuse

Production processes often follow straight value chains. This results in unwanted side streams, by-products – mostly waste products. We set ourselves the task of finding extraordinary, surprising, perhaps bizarre, but in any case valuable, industrial waste streams and used them as a starting point – as raw materials for a new material, a new product, a system that works circularly instead of linearly. The project focused on the explorative and experimental examination of diverse materials and their further processing as well as the networking of different industries and processes for the development of sustainable product and business concepts. With the support of external partners, concepts, materials, services and application scenarios for waste materials were developed that cross-link and circulate. 
In the course of the discussion, manifestos arose which take a clear stand on the subject of sustainability.

A project at the Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design Halle supported by Anna Hoffmann and Karl Schikora.
In cooperation with Conrad Dorer, German Environment Agency


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Your Hair - Your Ink – coloured ink made from your own hair by Leopold Seiler

Our hair is unique and individual. It reveals who we are, stores habits and indicates our age. An ink from one’s own hair reveals personal uniqueness to the user and puts the great diversity that exists in hair into a different context – by making it tangible. A signature with this ink reveals more than just the name. It thus verifies itself unmistakably and every handwritten sentence contains a very personal quality. The personal relationship to the ink underlines the gesture of writing. In cooperation with the Institute of Biochemistry of the Martin-Luther-University I have enzymatically dissolved various hairs, obtained pigments from them and then transferred these into ink.

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second skin – 3D printing or moulding with byproducts of the leather industry by Jakob Müller

Second Skin is a material study that deals with the unused parts of the skin in the tanning industry. Excess skin and its valuable ingredients usually stay unused and are disposed. By chopping and homogenizing the skin sections, a viscous mass is produced. This can be brought into shape by 3D printing or injection moulding. The gluing properties of the skin create a sturdy, bendable material, which can be optimized for various applications with the aid of enzymes. These enzymes such as transglutaminase create cross-links within or between the proteins of the skin – similar to the tanning process of leather.
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Membrane – three possible applications by Fabian Hütter

1.4 trillion eggs are produced annually, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). This corresponds to about 1.5 million tons of egg membrane. In the industrial context, the egg shells including membrane are used for cement production, but only the calcium carbonate (lime) of the egg shell is utilized. The glycoprotein egg membrane stays simply burns away. In order to not to lose the valuable membranes, I developed a procedure to separate them from the shells. In the following I illustrate the potential of this material with three possible applications.
One deals with shortlife Fashion: The dried membrane not only has an interesting material property for packaging, it also has a special aesthetic. If one covers a surface with it in the wet state, the membranes adhere to each other after they dried and create a kind of nonwoven textile – a textile with a very special symbolism – especially striking for a wedding dress.


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Baker‘s Butchery – from industrial bread remains to mealworm protein by Lukas Keller

The concept Baker’s Butchery deals with the integration of a mealworm farm into a bakery, in which the overproduced bakery products get converted into protein. The integration leads to an efficient use of resources, due to multiple uses of infrastructure. The concept shows possibilities and advantages of a future, in which insects are established as foodstuffs. It should help to question the existing food culture and production, which is a determining factor for global warming and the waste of resources. The Baker Chips are the communication medium and a possibility to approach to insect consumption. All calculations are based on an existing bakery taken as an example.The “Baker Chips” are the prototype of a new product, that allows consumers to get used to the taste and consumption of mealworms. At the same time, it shows another possibility to convert overproduced bread into a new sustainable product. The chips contain 85% of wheat bread remains, 5% of mealworm flour and 10% of beetroot. The beetroot is responsible for the red color but more importantly for the right moisture ratio to make a processable dough.


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Ineractive installation showing the concept of the Baker‘s Butchery

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09/2017-02/2018
dispose

Throwing away, recycling, or questioning this system?
Some products live forever, are even passed on from generation to generation. Others have a short life, are not used a second time, but land in the garbage. Only rarely an equivalent product emerges from them. But is a long life always the better one? Are there applications and situations where disposable products are more sensible, more sustainable and even better than durable products?
It was the task to develop deliberately short-life usage concepts, which are still or precisely for this reason sustainable.
With external partners, concepts, materials, services and application scenarios were compared and assessed with regard to their sustainability, new conceptions, and sensible scenarios were developed that are surprising – not just because they are designed to be discarded.

A project at the Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design Halle supported by Anja Lapatsch and Karl Schikora.
In cooperation with Prof. Dr. Christa Liedtke, Wuppertal Institute and Conrad Dorer, German Environment Agency



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Vacuum - temporary objects by Johannes Voelchert

The technique of creating a vacuum allows to construct temporary objects in a sustainable way. The different filling materials are non-permanently bonded together, since the stability is created solely by the evacuation of air. Thereby the use of new material is minimized. As filling materials even ever-present ordinary objects can be used and reused afterwards: due to the non-permanent connection, the components are fully separable: The foil is recyclable, the filling material even reusable. Different use-cases are demonstrated: A temporary but fully functional hammer, made of spaghetti, a 50 cent coin and a handful of lentils





Verblasst - Information with expiration date by Valena Ammon & Edda Rabold

‘Verblasst’ is a speculative concept that focuses on temporary information within the context of advertising in public space. It plays with the idea of generating information with light as medium. At the center of the visualisation, in form of a short videoclip, are surfaces which are coated with photochromic pigments. As a result advertisements and offers can be projected to this surfaces. The exposed spots change their color and after some time the information vanishes. The surface is ready to be exposed again. To formulate our concept we asked two questions. What if the fading could be slowed down and the information vanishes after one day or one week? What if we could adjust the kind of light the pigments are reacting on?





Soak by Fabian Hütter

The concept of soak features a way to eliminate the effort and the negative environmental effect of printing, by letting the product print itself during the actual time of use.
The first idea deals with a children’s plaster: The flowing blood is used to „print“ an image like a dolphin just by using a blind pressed padding. Blood that usually has an unpleasant character is transformed into a positive surprising and thereby cheering effect.


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The same principle is transferred to a sports shirt: While doing sports the body produces sweat that can be used to „print“ a logo on one’s shirt. This effect not only motivates to sweat more, it is also more sustainable: A combination of two different cellulose fibers allows for this effect. The resulting monomaterial shirt can be easily recycled in comparison to those with prints.

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10/2017-11/2017
Das Eigenleben der Dinge

Flowers open in the morning with the first rays of sunshine. Fir cones release their fruits as soon as the weather is dry enough.
Certain industrial materials, so-called smart materials, behave similarly:
Without a motor and complicated mechanics, shape memory wires deform when they are heated and thus remember their original shape, electroactive foils contract under electric current, piezoceramics generate electricity from vibrations, and coated veneer moves in fog.

In exploratory experiments, we got to know some of these materials, interacting with them and learning how to control them. Ultimately, the aim was to bring a self-chosen location at the BURG to life, to create a new kind of interaction that poetically and functionally exploits the creative potential of these smart materials. Functional, spatial, material or social-social aspects could be taken as a starting point in order to react sensory, information processing and actuatorially.

a short project with the 1st semester at Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design Halle

supported by Enrico Wilde and Karl Schikora



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Coffee to Sit by Milan Behrens
A coffee to go cup that blossoms and encourages you to pause.
smart material: coated paper


raincatcher by Viola Nauck & Pierre Lichtenstein
A structural problem converted into soap bubbles.
smart material: Piezoceramic actuator as fogger


The living window grille by Dongyoung Hwang
A window that reflects your own mood.
smart material: shape memory wire as actuator

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04/2018
microbes I+II on Milan Design Week & publication

Burg Giebichenstein Kunsthochschule Halle was represented at Milan Furniture Fair 2018 at the Ventura Future Area. The 13 projects presented there by students of industrial design are investigating the use of biotechnology in design processes. The works developed under the direction of Prof. Mareike Gast highlight ethical aspects when microbes are used in the fabrication of products. The presented work focuses in particular on algae as a resource of the future and bacteria that produce biominerals. Through close cooperation with researchers and scientists from disciplines such as biochemistry and biotechnology, explorative experiments have been conducted to identify both the potential for future developments and possible dangers.

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Simultaneously the book microbes I+II was published. It contains both projects microbes I – bacteria produce minerals and microbes II – a day made of algae and, additionally, essays about relevant questions concerning biotechnology as well as interviews with biotechnology experts. Order for 10 € plus postage by sending an email to frauendo(at)burg-halle.de

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03/2017-07/2017
microbes II - a day made of algae

Algae are known as an unpleasant occurrence inside aquariums, as an annoying algae bloom at popular coastal resorts, maybe also as an integral part of nutrition in some cultures, but still they are an almost unused resource – despite their incredible variety and their ability to grow much faster than land plants without competing with other foodstuff. Some algae even bind heavy metals, others can provide important minerals or biofuels, or even produce tailor-made plastics from carbon dioxide in the air with solar energy. The second microbes project dealt with the question: how can we make use of this valuable raw material and not only substitute materials and products with algae but create new applications, qualities, characteristics and usage scenarios? In order to explore this question and provide innovative answers, exploratory experiments were performed alongside intensive discussions with various experts.

a project at the Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design Halle supported by Anja Lapatsch and Karl Schikora
in cooperation with Prof. Dr. Carola Griehl from the Anhalt University of Applied Sciences and Norman Friedrich from the Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg

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marine cotton – factories for water based technologies by Melanie Glöckler

Algae grow up to 40 times faster than rooted plants. All they need is light, water and nutrients. Due to the rapid spread, they are often regarded as a plague. Starting from these properties, the present study deals specifically with the growth and utilization of fibrous algae to be transferred in textile contexts. These are processed by means of newly interpreted technologies into semi-manufactured products, up to the finished grown product. Marine Cotton represents a new alternative to already known resources and technologies of the textile industry.




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Nutrient solution – growing algae with spit and breath by Ina Turinsky & Andreas Wagner

Stocks of various microalgae are available in your pantry - differing in species, metabolic by-products, growth rate, appearance. Choose the right algae culture for your personal requirements. Three different plates are providing three different growing conditions that are resulting in three different dishes. Take the appropriate plate and inject your algae culture. Put over the cultivation chamber to create the ideal growth environment. Spit and breathe - feed your culture with a daily dose of bodily nutrient and air supply. During ten to fourteen days you raise the seedlings to a lush population. Take off the chamber and consume your dish. Negative connoted byproducts of the human body are containing a range of usable substances. Simple organisms, like micro-greens are able to use them. In combination with light, spit and breath all conditions for microbial growth are given. A kind of symbiotic relationship is emerging.




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An algae symbiosis by Luis Undritz

Micro-algae can be found in different organisms where they live inside and are an important part of their host. Often they offer their “partner-algae” an safe habitat and get remunerated by nutrients and other products of the photosyntheses. In this project I developed three futuristic concepts how our future with an algae symbiosis would look like, how it would affect our everyday life and which abilities we would get. My starting point was a research into already existing symbiosis between different animals and micro-algae, which I transferred to the humans’ life. The results are not only new practical abilities, but also the question of how we define a “healthy” habitat for ourself and our farm animals. Here a tattooing device to inject micro algae under the skin in order to give people photosynthetic properties.

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5/2017
Journey - a bottle on tour

The drinking bottle - a valuable travel companion on short and long distances. In which situations are drinking bottles used? When cycling, sunbathing, while doing sports, while working or climbing? How are bottles worn and held? How is their handling with sticky or slippery fingers? How do they fit into small or large hands? How are they refilled and how do they fit into a full bag?
It's all about the details.
The focus was placed on the material plastic and the production of hollow forms by rotation moulding. The prototypically realized bottles were designed for special situation. All relevant functions were integrated into the material, surface and geometry – rather than added.

a short project in the 4th semester at Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design Halle

supported by Anja Lapatsch and Karl Schikora


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05/2017-06/2017
Foaming parasites – foam and foaming devices for functional add-ons

The two-week project Foaming Parasites dealt with the foaming of different materials and their functional adherence to suitable surfaces and objects. The students experimented with the special properties of different foaming processes and developed lightweight, functional and aesthetic add-ons. Based on the developed parasitic concepts, they designed and realized foaming devices with voluminous effects.

a short project with the 2nd semester at Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design Halle

supported by Anja Lapatsch and Karl Schikora


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handle for DIY-foaming by Fritz Rahne & Nele Meier

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rope connections by Linus Winkler & Christoph Heidebrecht


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device to produce outdoorsinks from plastic bags by Max Gruber & Felix Schipp

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10/2016-02/2017
microbes I: bacteria that produce minerals
at the Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design Halle

The first project is focused on biomineralisation, meaning organisms that are able to create minerals. The main difference and also advantage of biomineralisation, in comparison to the geological and technical way of producing minerals, is that neither high temperature nor pressure are necessary. Also, biominerals grow into well-defined structures and composites with extreme properties. On the other hand, completely new challenges arise from working with living organisms and the concept of growth. We conducted explorative experiments with the bacterium Bacillus pasteurii, which produces calcium carbonate, to answer questions such as: How can we make use of their adaptability, resilience, and their fast reproduction? Which processes and products can be realized at the present time? What consequences will microbial production have on consumer-interaction in the future?

supported by Karl Schikora and Dawei Yang
in cooperation with Dr. Filipe Natalio and Norman Friedrich from the Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg

introduction to microbes I – bacteria produce minerals

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Porifera Mollusca by Tom Bade

Porifera Mollusca combines the most significant characteristics of shellfish and sponges and creates synthetic nacre – a biomineral, consisting to about 95% out of calcium carbonate. Porifera Mollusca is an effort to create a process, in which structural and aesthetically valuable nacre is produced by bacteria, in any volume or shape. The synthetic nacre produced here covers fiber and porous sponge structures resulting in lightweight, strong and graceful materials, that are compostable but still resistent to natural influences.


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Compact Chaff by Toby Beyer and Moyu Cao

Worldwide biomineralisation of leftover material by bacteria
Chaff is a common leftover all over the world – from rice, from corn, from millet and other crops. Their often high content of silicon dioxide offers the possibility to turn them into fibre reinforced cement by biomineralisation in combination with calcium carbonate. The resulting material is different in different location depending on the kind of chaff, but the process is the same. We developed a simple and mobile tool that demonstrates the process and that makes it available to almost anybody.


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Subliminals by Andreas Wagner

nutrient supply & health care by bacteria
We eat genetic modified food, containing less nutrients than the original forms. On the other hand we drink drinks enriched with minerals and vitamins. In case of suffering from deficiency symptoms, we take pills to adjust our vitamin and nutrient household. Are there better ways of nutrient supply and health care? The object family subliminals shows a prospektive alternative to common nutrient supply by pills or other medicines in a future of nutrient-poor food. The objects are satisfying your daily requirement of minerals – produced by bacteria. Ingesting nutrients in a new incidental way constantly, but also controllable and visible. The dosing of the different minerals is controlled by the objects themselves and their sizes of coated surfaces.

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10/2016-02/2017
Short project on soft robotics:
The Air Project – an experimental play with pneumatic muscles


supported by Dawei Yang / at the Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design Halle

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Künstliche Bewegungen können mit Elektromotoren und starren Materialien erfolgen – oder aber einfach aus Luft bestehen und dadurch weich, adaptiv, nachgiebig und sehr günstig sein. Wir setzten uns mit dem recht jungen Forschungsfeld der Soft Robotics auseinander und entwickelten aus selbst hergestellten Folienkissen ultraleichte Objekte, die nur durch Luftdruck vielfältige und komplexe Bewegungen vollführen. Im Experiment loteten die Studierenden die besonderen Eigenschaften dieser künstlichen Muskeln hinsichtlich Leichtigkeit, Bewegung und Ästhetik aus. Basierend auf den erarbeiteten Bewegungsformen entwarfen sie schlussendlich Figuren für ein von Ihnen konzipiertes, gestaltetes und inszeniertes Luft-Schauspiel, dessen Aufführung das Finale der Fachaufgabe darstellte.

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the lobster in action

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4/2015-07/2015
Project on phenomenal machines:
machines inspired by natural and other phenomena

Substitute Professor Industrial Design / Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design Halle

supported by Bernhard Elsässer

spin-a-bubble by Franz Rother: Spinning christmas tree balls with a special spinning toy out of sugar

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Phänomenale Dinge geschehen – manchmal außerhalb unserer bewussten Wahrnehmung: Papier wellt sich durch Luftfeuchtigkeit. Ameisen orientieren sich durch Schwarmintelligenz – Kröten am Erdmagnetfeld. Bakterien produzieren Gestein in beeindruckenden Formationen. Gallwespen manipulieren Bäume, so dass diese statt Blättern gallenartige Häuser für ihre Larven wachsen lassen. In einigen Gegenden ist es einfacher Coca Cola zu bekommen als sauberes Trinkwasser. Ziel des Kurses war es, besonders herausragende Phänomene – natürliche und andere – zu beobachten, sie sich bewusst zu machen und in Apparate zu überführen, um die Phänomene anwendbar, greifbar, steuerbar und vor allem nutzbar zu machen. Die Herausforderung bestand im Besonderen darin, die durch Einfachheit bestechenden Phänomene in ebenso einfache aber verblüffende und überzeugende Apparate zu übertragen, um so komplexe Objekte oder Prozesse phänomenal einfach umzusetzen.

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Mendel's by Larissa Meyer

Trockner by Konrad Schoch

Pause/Play by Isabel Apel

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4/2015-05/2015
Short project on experimental bio composites:
minimal weight - maximum height


Substitute Professor Industrial Design / Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design Halle

with Bernhard Elsässer

o olightair 3000 by Benno Brucksch and Ezra Dilger

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Nach einem theoretischen Einblick in verschiedene industrielle Biokunststoffe und Komposittechnologien kochten die Studierenden mit "Haushaltsmitteln" eigene Biokunststoffe. In Kombination mit Naturfasern stellten sie daraus minimal leichte aber maximal hohe Objekte zum Erklimmen von ungeahnten Höhen her.
Das Experiment ist Prinzip. Im Versuch mit unterschiedlichen Rezepturen und Strukturen loteten sie die besonderen Eigenschaften von Kompositen hinsichtlich Leichtigkeit, Konstruktion und Ä̈sthetik aus. Durch Verarbeitungstechniken aus der Mode erhielten die Biokomposite eine unerwartete Anmutung. Begleitend recherchierten die Studierenden einen industriellen Komposit-Herstellungsprozess im Detail. Am Ende der zwei Wochen wurden die minimal weight – maximum height-Objekte auf Stabilität und Höhe getestet.

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o 3bar by Kevin Strü̈ber and Marius Mühleisen

o Hax & Mauke by Max Stalter and Hauke Odendahl

o hp_001 by Paulina Gellert and Leopold Zaumseil

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10/2014-09/2015
Project on Synthetic Biology: 2084 – Living Factories – DNA instead of CAD

The biotechnological area has begun – what do we make of it?

Substitute Professor Industrial Design / Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design Halle


o Food Revolution by Miriam Bunte and Te-San Yang: Insects that grow food on their body, which can be harvested without them dying

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Mikrobielle Zellfabriken sind bereits jetzt im Einsatz: Cyanobakterien wandeln dank DNA- Bausteinen der arktischen Makrele Kohlendioxid aus der Luft und Wasser in Biokunststoffe um – einzig mit der Energie der Son- ne. Genetisch veränderte Hefe produziert Vanillegeschmack, andere natur-identischen Rosenduft. Weitere Mikroorganismen stellen mittels natürlicher Stoffwechselprozesse Ethanol-Treibstoff her. Dank der synthetischen Biologie, die über das Züchten und Kreuzen hinaus DNA gezielt verändert, wächst die Vielfalt der Möglichkeiten rasant: Maßgeschneiderte Proteinmaschinen in Bakterien, Algen, Pflanzen als auch Tieren und Menschen produzieren maßgeschneiderte Materialien, Strukturen und Funktionen. Wie verändert die Biotechnologie – die Schlüsseltechnologie des 21. Jahrhunderts – den Gestaltungs- und Produktionsprozess? Wie sieht die Tätigkeit des Industrie- designers aus, wenn er mit DNA- Bausteinen statt CAD-Daten arbeitet? Welche völlig neuen Produkte und Anwendungen begegnen zukünftigen Herausforderungen?
Ziel des Kurses war es, nach intensiven Workshops und Gesprächen mit Biotechnologen sowie selbständiger Recherche realistische wie zukunftsfähige Produkt-, Produktions- und Anwendungskonzepte für das Jahr 2084 zu entwickeln, die die Potentiale der Biotechnologie aufgreifen, kritisch beleuchten und in konkrete Szenarien überführen. Diese sind hier dargestellt und stellen Ihnen bewusst die Frage: Was wäre, wenn....?
Wir freuen uns auf eine intensive Diskussion und Ihre Reaktionen.

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o Neobiotika: Project by Konstantin Hinkel and Clara Fernau on the possibility of digesting cellulose

o Sense_Vision: Project by Christoph Unbescheidt and Martin Schmidt about additional senses such as night-vision

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10/2014-09/2015
Short project on experimental rotation moulding with chocolate: Sweet Rotation

Substitute Professor Industrial Design / Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design Halle

with David Oelschlägel

Rotation moulding and shaping of chocolate diamonds in the air by Laura Pelizzari, Paulina Gellert, Hauke Odendahl on Vimeo


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stapeldich: rotation moulding on a record player by Anne Löwenstein, Christine Kröhnert, Katerina Kagioglids on Vimeo

Schokodrucker: A rotation moulding inkjet printer by Hongki Keam on Vimeo

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05-06/2014
experimental workshop using selfmade bioplastic + natural fibers within the project "Postcarbon: Design für eine zukunftsfähige Lausitz"

Weißensee Kunsthochschule Berlin / a seminar in Industrial Design on Biocomposites
o clothes hanger by Wanru Zhao based on bionic principles


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11/2013
Iceland Academy of the Arts / Teaching the Seminar in Industrial Design: Biocomposite Stools
experimental workshop using selfmade bioplastic + natural fibers

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During the two-weeks experimental workshop the students gained an insight in the potentials of bio-composites. They created extremely lightweight stools by weaving, knitting, braiding, crocheting and folding natural textiles, yarns or fibers and coating them with self-made bioplastic.

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knitted stool bionically inspired by Radiolaria sceletons consolidated with bioplastic by Hrefna Sigurdardottir + Indre Bylaite (still in the drying process)

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folded woolen stool consolidated with bioplastic by Audur Akadottir + Birta Ros Brynjolfsdottir

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interlocking folds made of hemp + cotton + bioplastic by Kristin Sigudardottir + Geir Konrad

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paper stool consolidated with bioplastic by Emilia Björg Sigurdardottir + Vedis Palsdottir

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04-10/2013
HTWK Leipzig / Teaching the interdiscipliary student group from the departments museology, business science and architecture
developing an exhibition architecture, communication concept as well as a marketing strategy for the exhibition 'smart technology – new design' for the Designers' Open 2013

supported by the Leipziger Stiftung für Innovation und Technologietransfer

o architectural model for exhibition architecture of the special exhibition 'smart technology – new design'

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04-7/2013
Academy of Visual Arts Frankfurt / Teaching the Seminar: Adaptive Surfaces with Flexible Organic Electronics
The results were presented on the conference "Printing Future Days" and published in the accompanying book "Printed Electronics meet Design".

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Project N'RUN by Jennifer Neumann and Benjamin Appel – almost immaterial sport devices for runners.

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Project VISIBLIZER by Jennifer Salize and Nora Fischer – an interative city guide giving the user views behind facades.

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09/2012
Iceland Academy of the Arts / Teaching the Seminar in Industrial Design: biocomposite stools
experimental workshop using selfmade bioplastic + natural textiles


by Harpa Hrund Palsdottir and Elsa Dagny Asgeirsdottir

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During the two-weeks experimental workshop the students gained an insight in the potentials of bio-composites. They created extremely lightweight stools by weaving, knitting, braiding, crocheting and folding natural textiles, yarns or fibers and coating them with self-made bioplastic..

winded stool by Elisabet Kristin Oddsdottir and Kristin Klara Gretarsdottir





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04/2012
University of Applied Sciences Augsburg / Teaching the Seminar „UPCYCLING“
faculty architecture and civil engineering / Master E2D Energy Efficient Design

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the workshop aimed at small architectural concepts by upcycling left-overs, waste and used materials. making use of just one process step product like dwellings derived – with a completey new aesthetics
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outdoor shower made of recycled cork for its antibacterial qualities by Ina Asmussen, Anita Dirmeier, Therese Schmid



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10/2011
TU Darmstadt / workshop to develop product concepts for short term printed organic electronics
within the seminar "profitability analysis of organic electronics in niche markets" with industrial engineer students

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09/2011
Iceland Academy of the Arts / Teaching the Seminar in Industrial Design: BIOBOWLS
experimental workshop using selfmade bioplastic

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During the three weeks workshop the first year students experimented with selfmade bioplastic using and inventing various recipes. Taking the simple bowl shape as a starting point they molded, pressed, baked or reinforced the plastic with flakes, wool, different threads, made sheets to use in origami foldings and loads more. These experiments led to three great concepts:




Picknick Basket: reinforced bioplastic with woven/knitted cotton or woolen thread
by Búi Bjamar A∂alsteinson, Sigrí∂ur Halla Gu∂mundsdóttir and Ingvar Björn Þorsteinsson


Rose Seed 'Bomb': special soil and nutricious bioplastic to grow a rose first inside and then plant it outside
by Kristín Gu∂mundsdóttir, Sigurjón Axelsson and Katrín Magnúsdóttir


Rabbit House: building puzzle made with rabbit food to take a bite from
by Björk Gunnbjörnsdóttir, Ágústa Sveinsdóttir and Thelma Hrund Benediktsdóttir

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4-7/2011
Visiting Professor Industrial Design / Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design Halle
Project: POLYTRONICS / Electronic, Autarkic Products - Printed like a Newspaper
presented on the LOPE-C 2011 in Frankfurt

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Organic electronics, being one of the most promising fields in material and technology research, are especially interesting for industrial designers since their new possibilities will not just change the products but also their handling, interaction and service completely. In Saxony and Saxony-Anhalt, where Halle is located, great research activities in the field of organic electronics are taking place. Visiting several companies and institutes around Halle was the starting point of this project.
Having gained an insight in the current developments but also in the developments to be expected within the next years, the students were asked to develop and design ultra-lightweight, energy-autarkic, mobile and forward-looking products which make use of printed, organic electronics in their broadest sense.
Hereby questions arose, like: Does a cheap technology like printing necessarily produce cheap disposables or how do printed high-end products look like? Can a flexible substrate like paper or foil with organic electronics be shaped with traditional methods and what is the result of that contrast? How does the user interact with flexible electronics? What if printed organic electronics are recyclable or bio-degradable? How do products function and look like that are custom-printed?

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The results were presented in the Poster Session on the LOPE-C, Large-area, Organic and Printed Electronics Convention, in Franfurt 06/2011:




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2010
University of Applied Sciences Augsburg / Teaching the Seminar „Smart Materials“
faculty architecture and civil engineering / Master E2D Energy Efficient Design / with the prospect of the participation at the international competition Decathlon Madrid 2012 for plus-energy houses

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Walburga Quittel, Natalia Wiebe: circus with 2d/3d embroidered functional yarns



Beate Popfinger, Cordula Bayer: mobile, energy autarkic ice-cream stand using printed funtionality on EAP foil, which folds like Origami



Olga Batt, Stephanie Müller: extruded open-plan chicken house from clay and

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2010
Iceland Academy of the Arts / Teaching the Seminar Product Design: The Icelandic Forest
innovative and sustainable wooden materials and technologies


brainstorming session: drawing with twigs

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2009/2010
AVA / Academy of Visual Arts Frankfurt / Teaching the Semester Project Product Design: Rotational Moulding
in collaboration with Hannes Felber and Nicola Stattmann

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self-made rotational moulding machine


Moritz Heller: hot water bottle

Florian Schweitzer: shower gel container that can be fixed to the tiles

Anja Neidhardt: watering-can for elderly people

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2009
Hessen Design / Giving the Workshop for Children „Ready, Steady, Design! Children Design“
in collaboration with Hannes Felber

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Iceland Academy of the Arts / Teaching the Seminar Product Design: Sustainability
introduction seminar on production processes and materials with the focus on sustainability: integration of functions, component reduction, lightweight construction, biomaterials, biomimicry, bionics

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10/2018
Perspektiven Objektdesign 25,Hochschule Luzern
talk: designing nature – ein lebendiges Experiment

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9/2018
Symposium:
Circular Thinking – Erfolge einer biobasierten Wirtschaft

talk: microbes – zukunftsweisende biobasierte Prozesse und Materialien für eine nachhaltige Produktkultur

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01/2018
die form: Article on Material Research
Nachhaltig Wegwerfen – Challenging Sustainability

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10/2017
Symposium:
smart materials satellites – Material als Experiment

talk: designing nature

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10/2017
Foresight Film Festival
science meets vision / Jury member

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06/2017
TEDxUniHalle:


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05/2017
md: article on me as a professor at the Burg
by Nina Shell

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03/2017
mcbw MAG: Article on naturally smart materials
with Efrat Friedland, materialscout

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08/2015
die form: Article on Material Research
Chitosan

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06/2015
die form: Article on Material Research
Fast Forward – Synthetische Biologie

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04/2015
die form: Article on Material Research
Soft Robotics – Imitating Nature

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02/2015
die form: Article on Material Research
Farbwechsel – Colour Change

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01/2015
Bauhaus Universität Weimar
talk: Living Composites

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12/2014
die form: Article on Material Research
Leder Alternativen – Contrasting Emotions

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10/2014
die form: Article on Material Research
Der Stoff der Zukunft – Made from the Bast
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Water – The Circulating Resource

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08/2014
die form: Article on Material Research
Kettenwirken – Warp Knitting

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07/2014
Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design Halle
talk at workshop for smart3 project on new materials in innovative products: 1+1=3

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06/2014
die form: Article on Material Research
Farbstoffsolarzellen – From DIY to Solar Chic

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04/2014
die form: Article on Material Research
Papier geformt wie Plastik: Paper Injection Moulding

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02/2014
die form: Article on Material Research
Algen als Rohstoff – Algae as raw material producer

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12/2013
die form: Article on Material Research
Handwerk und Hightech – Man and Machine

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10/2013
Symposion “Displaying Futures“ by Merck
"Adaptable, Elastic, Resilient – printed electronics for future displays – a workshop"
talk about design processes, ideation and creativity together with Stefan Karp

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10/2013
Article in “Displaying Futures – Ubiquitous Interaction“ by Antonia Henschel for Merck
Flexible, mallaeable, multi-colored, edible, cheap? Environmentally friendly! What was once science fiction is now everyday life – printed organic electronics


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10/2013
Bayer Materialscience Speed Talk on the K2013:
Speed Talk about: "Design meets Science – Creating Visions Together for Tomorrow"

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10/2013
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Advanced Origami – Self-Folding Structures

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10/2013
Printing Future Days / TU Chemnitz
Organisation Committee, Jury and Chair
For the very first time a dedicated session "Printing Future Days Design" was held during which students from the Bauhaus University Weimar, Academy of Visual Arts Frankfurt/Main, and Dresden University presented a joint approach to new product ideas for „Printed Electronics“.

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08/2013
die form: Article on Material Research
Biomineralisation – Bauen wie die Natur und mit der Natur

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06/2013
die form: Article on Material Research
Printed Organic Electronics
(Dünn, Flexibel, Bunt, Transparent)

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04/2013
Publication in the book 'Seemless Transitions' in the series 'displaying futures' by Sign Kommunikation
of the project 'POLYTRONICS / Electronic, Autarkic Products – Printed like a Newspaper' for the Burg Giebichenstein Halle
in the article 'We are surrounded – When computers seemingly disappear and things learn to think' by Luzia Kälin and Didier Knösel


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04/2013
die form: Article on Material Research
Our Textile Futures
(Die Suche nach der textilen Zukunft)

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04/2013
EMPA, Schweiz
talk: "Future Visions with New Materials and Technologies from a Designer‘s Perspective"

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02/2013
die form: Article on Material Research
Pump It Up
(Pneumatische Textilien)

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12/2012
die form: Article on Material Research
Green Polystyrene
(Partikelschaum – ultraleicht und jetzt auch grün)

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11/2012
Medientechnisches Kolloquium TU Chemnitz pmTUC:
talk: Design + Research = Cross Innovation

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11/2012
Innovationswerkstatt Wirtschaft in Dresden: Surfaces
talk: Functional Surface – Innovative Surface Materials and Technologies from a Designer's Point of View
> link to HighTech Startbahn Netzwerk

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10/2012
die form: Article on Material Research
Intelligent Fabrics, E-Broidery, Energy Skins
(In neuem Gewand)

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09/2012
Hessen Nanotech: Materialien für Neue Energien
talk: Polytronics – printed, organic electronics for autarkic future products

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09/2012
Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design Halle
Jury: GiebichenStein Designpreis

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09/2012
Iceland Academy of the Arts
lecture on: Tomorrow's Materials - from Today's Waste

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08/2012
die form: Article on Material Research
Upcycling: From Crab Shells to Orange Skins


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07/2012
Smart Materials for Design and Architecture / red dot design museum Essen
talk: POLYTRONICS – Electronic, Autarkic Products - Printed like a Newspaper
visit the website >

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11/2011
Printing Future Days / Technical University Chemnitz
poster session chair and lecture: Polytronics: Thin, flexible, colourful, transparent, foldable - the potentials of printed organic electronics from a designer's point of view



visit the printing future days website >

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09/2011
Hönnunarmiðstöð Íslands / Iceland Design Center
lecture: Polytronics: Thin, flexible, colourful, transparent, foldable - the potentials of printed organic electronics from a designer's point of view

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08/2011
Museum of Communication, Frankfurt / Berlin
refugee radion in the exhibition: DIY - Die Mitmach-Revolution

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12/2010
Galery Stihl, Waiblingen
lecture: paper goes 3d...the versatility of paper in product design

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01/2009
contractworld Hannover
lecture: new materials and technologies in product design

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01/2009
AIT: Innovation Award „Architecture and Floor“
memeber of jury

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2008
School of Art and Design Kassel
lecture: sustainable materials / technologies for kitchen tools

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2007
Publication in the book "Furnish" by Sophie Lovell / Gestalten Verlag
with the project Broken Shelves

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