Platform for Materials and Technology Transfer

Update: Precious Plastic @ BURG

No Comments · by 17. Februar 2018

preciousplastic_germany_burg_halle_community(Photo: Precious Plastic Community Map)

Dear all, after an intensive workshop week (see Instagram Takeover) with a dozen skilled art and design students, MAKE. is happy to announce that some first experiments with a fully functional Injection Molder took place. The Extrusion and Shredder machines are nearly finished and will be available soon. Many thanks to all participants and supporters for helping us in making this real!

Workshop participants and helpers:
Radha Diaz Hublitz, Kyoungmi Ryou, Benjamin Volk, Sophie Kurzer, Fritz Rahne, Tony Beyer, Alexander Rex, Bernhard Elsässer, Max Gruber, Sandro Wiegand, Ludwig Stadler, Moritz Wussow, Jasmin Zehe, Jakob Klug, Johannes Schellenberg, Nora Kühnhausen, Paula Raché, Pavel Majrych, Hartmut Hermann, Jörg Hansel, Tareq Alghamian, Michael Krenz, Lorenz Ebersbach, Aart van Bezooijen (in random order).

PS: Do keep collecting precious plastics (we love clean PET, PE, PP, ABS and PLA scrap) for the upcoming summer semester.

Lecture: Precious Plastic by Katharina Elleke

· No Comments · by 6. Februar 2018


Workshop: Precious Plastic Factory @ BURG

· No Comments · by 10. Januar 2018

Dear all, we are super-excited about the upcoming Wintersession! – Why? We are getting serious in creating our own Plastic Recycling Factory. This project will be part of the Precious Plastic initiative started earlier by Dave Hakkens (see video), a Dutch designer who turns wasted plastics into a global network of serious recyclers. If you want to join the team and start your own first plastic experiments – then read more here and apply at make(at)burg-halle(dot)de

PS: Also make sure you save the date for the lecture on 13.2.2018 by Katharina Elleke from the Precious Plastic team in Germany (read more).
precious_plastic_make_workshop_burghalle(Photo: Precious Plastic Machines – Dave Hakkens)

Best Wishes for 2018

· No Comments · by 22. Dezember 2017

Best Wishes from all of us at MAKE. – Aart, Benno, Lorenz, Michael, Ulrike and Valena

Materials: styrofoam (base), wood (lettering), salt (surface) from Saline Halle
Prototyping: Michael Krenz and Oliver Reinecke
Video: Aart van Bezooijen

Material Snack: Lecture on Lightweight Materials

· No Comments · by 12. Dezember 2017






Course: Make Your Own Sketchbooks

· No Comments · by 23. November 2017





Make your own sketchbooks at the Burg Material collection

In this course, we help you to create your own thread stitched booklet. While doing this, you’ll get to know the Material Collection a little bit better and can “capture” several materials within your own sketchbook.

Please bring your own: Paper leftovers, Cutter, Cutting mat (when available), Stitching awl (when available), Scissors, Needle

Course Dates
13.12. – Wednesday from 16:00 –18:00 (Booked out)
14.12. – Thursday from 16:00 –18:00 (Booked out)

Participation is free of charge.
Registrations via: make(at)

Binde deine eigenen Skizzenhefte in der Materialsammlung

Im Kurs kannst du deine eigenen Skizzenhefte mit einer einfachen Fadenbindung herstellen. Gleichzeitig lernst du die Materialsammlung kennen und kannst die verschiedenen Materialien in dein Buch ‚einbinden‘.

Mitbringen solltest du: Papierreste, Cutter, Schneidunterlage (falls vorhanden), Ahle/Vorstecher (falls vorhanden), Schere, Nadel

13.12. – Mittwoch 16:00 –18:00 (Kurs voll)
14.12. – Donnerstag 16:00 –18:00 (Kurs voll)

Die Teilnahme ist kostenfrei.
Anmeldung unter: make(at)

Project photography: Benno Brucksch, Valena Ammon

Exhibition: „Mastering the Material“ at Dutch Design Week 2017

· No Comments · by 21. Oktober 2017


Material Snack: Lecture on Innovative Concrete

· No Comments · by 20. Oktober 2017


Glass Design Competition

· No Comments · by 10. Oktober 2017


The Harzkristall Glass Manufacturing Company (Glasmanufaktur Harzkristall) in Derenburg is hosting its second Glass Design Competition for young design students studying in Europe. Besides a bit of money, winners have the opportunity to spend two weeks of working with the glass makers on site. For more information, download the briefing below or read more here.

Download: Full Briefing (in German)
Deadline: 15. December 2017

Save the Date: Workshop Instruction Movie (Update)

· No Comments · by 2. Oktober 2017

Reminder! If you want to work in the Burg Workshops this Semester (2017/2018) it is required to see the latest Workshop Instruction Movie.

Therefore, make sure you attend one of these dates:
– Thursday 05.10.2017 – at 08:00 at the auditorium (Hörsaal)
– Tuesday 10.10.2017 – at 08:00 at the auditorium (Hörsaal)
… and bring some strong coffee…

More information about our university workshops at