Dear Makers. We’re looking forward to this weekend’s Burg Annual Exhibition – also known as Jahresausstellung. MAKE. will be presenting four projects this year. Firstly, we are more than happy to present the first publication by the Burg Material collection with the title Burg Material – 100% Paper. The results of our „Material of the Month“ program featuring experiments with Stone Paper and a street art competition with Corn-Based Bricks. Finally, we have been working with a group of young design students to bring our university’s BURGVELO cargo bikes to the next level. All this is probably only 0,01% of what there is to see. In short, during these two exhibition days BURG is definitely place to be for all art and design lovers. – PS: Are you far and away? Then follow us at Instagram or Twitter.
ThermHex is a company based in Halle (Saale) with a clever way of manufacturing of honeycomb sandwich materials. Tuesday 27th, they will tell us more about their upcoming „Innovation Summer School„ (24.–29.09.2017) focused on furniture design. Burg students, graduates and young startups – feel very welcome to join this short update at the materials collection!
MAKE. invites you to the “MAKE. A LITTLE SPACE, MAKE. A BETTER PLACE” competition. We are offering some 25,000 corn-based bricks that stick together if you moisten them lightly. This corn-based foam is biodegradable and dissolves in water.
Which place of town would you like to transform? Those empty houses, never-ending construction sites or grey walls? Join us in making Halle more colourful – and send photos of your intervention to: make (at) burg-halle.de
Don’t forget to include your name(s) and title of your work to participate in the competition. The street art experts from the Freiraumgalerie are supporting us to select the award winning entries.
These colorful corn-based bricks are available for all students as long as our stock lasts.
Please help yourself at the Villa Foyer (Neuwerk 7) or at the Burg Mensa (Seebener Straße 1).
BURG’s textile designers are planning to give cheap plastic bags (also known as „Hemdchentüten“) a second life. Got a few bags left? – Please donate them to this project! The plastic bags can be donated a box at: Neuwerk 7, Lehrklassengebäude, Room 318. You can read more here.
meyouwedo stands for a temporary and collaborative art installation. This outdoor platform is located at the wonderful GRASSI Museum in Leipzig, offering a range of events and workshops from 06.05. – 30.07.2017.
One of their first workshops is a Furniture Making Workshop from May 10–14th, daily from 16:00 at the GRASSI Museum. The goal is to realize a few seats and tables for the upcoming meetings and happenings in this social space. The workshop is hosted by BURG graduate Sascha Henken and highly recommended by MAKE. If you feel like giving them a helping hand recharge your „Akkuschrauber“ (portable electric screwdriver) and join the team. Read more about the event on Facebook.
BURG students Christoph Walter and Lukas Keller are organizing an special exhibition at the upcoming Maker Faire in Berlin. If you want to exhibit your project(s) at the Maker Faire – please send a quick email to: christoph.walter (at) burg-halle.de for more information and registrations.
Deadline for applications:
Friday 28.4.2017 Sunday 30.4.2017