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Lecture series of the Cluster of Excellence | »Matters of Activity« | weißensee kunsthochschule berlin

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Under the title “MoA Talks”, the interdisciplinary lecture series of the Cluster of Excellence “Matters of Activity” is currently running at the weißensee kunsthochschule berlin. Image Space Material” (MoA). It presents scientific positions from the cluster. These lectures are open to the public.

Image above: Peter Fratzl, MoA Talk

First invited speaker in the winter semester 2019/2020 was Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Peter Fratzl. He heads the Department of Biomaterials at the Max Planck Institute for Colloids and Interfaces. Peter Fratzl spoke on Tuesday, 29 October 2019 on the topic of “Supporting and moving. Some construction principles of skeletal systems”.

The next guest is Prof. Dr. John Nyakatura, Professor of Morphology and History of Forms, Humboldt University Berlin. He will give a lecture on functional morphology and evolutionary biology on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at 5 pm.

The interested public is invited to attend the lectures in the lecture hall C105. Admission free.

As an art academy, the weißensee kunsthochschule berlin plays a leading role in the “Matters of Activity” cluster of excellence, which is located at Humboldt University. The aim of the cluster is to create the basis for a new culture of materials. Biology and technology, mind and material, nature and culture intertwine in a new way. Central concerns are the interdisciplinary research and development of sustainable practices and structures in areas such as textiles, materials and digital filters, surgical cutting techniques, architecture and soft robotics. The cluster focuses on a new role of design, which will be developed against the background of a growing diversity and the continuous development of materials and visualization forms in all disciplines.

In this context, Prof. Dr. Regine Hengge (Microbiology, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin) and Dr. Michael Friedman (Philosophy & Mathematics, Cluster of Excellence “Matters of Activity”) gave lectures in the summer semester 2019.

The series will be continued.


weißensee kunsthochschule berlin, Bühringstraße 20, 13086 Berlin-Weißensee, Hörsaal C105


Admission free

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