Matters of Activity. Image Space Material

Matters of Activity. Image Space Material

A new culture of material

The Cluster of Excellence will explore materials’ own inner activity, which can be discovered as a new source of innovative strategies and mechanisms for rethinking the relationship between the analog and the digital and for designing more sustainable and energy-efficient technologies. For further information please visit our website:

Participating institutions

  • Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
  • Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin
  • Freie Universität Berlin
  • HTW University of Applied Sciences Berlin
  • Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Potsdam
  • Museum of Decorative Arts, State Museums of Berlin, Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation
  • Technische Universität Berlin
  • Weißensee Academy of Art Berlin

Image: Matters of Activity & Kerstin Kühl

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Additional Information


Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Schäffner (HU Berlin),

Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Peter Fratzl (MPIKG),

Prof. Dr. Claudia Mareis (FHNW Academy of Art and Design),

Prof. Dr. Horst Bredekamp (HU Berlin),
Senior Deputy