Platform for Materials and Technology Transfer

Update: Precious Plastic @ BURG

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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)

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

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

Workshops: Hot Stuff and Smart Materials – this September

· No Comments · by 18. Juli 2017

(Glasmanufaktur Harzkristall – MAKE.)

(Memory Metal Prototype – Paula van Brummelen)

At the upcoming Summer School (also known as Herbstsession) we are offering two workshops for BURG art and design students. MAKE. is very proud to collaborate with Sebastian Richter (BURG – Image Space Object Glass) hosting our first glassblowing workshop at the Glasmanufaktur Harzkristall – Hot Stuff! We also invited Paula van Brummelen (weißensee academy of art berlin) to discover the artistic qualities of memory metals through hands-on experiments during a three day workshop on Smart Materials.

For more information and registrations, please visit:
Herbstsession 2017: Hot Stuff – Glassworkshop
Herbstsession 2017: Smart Materials for Dummies

Deadline for registration: 02-08-2017

Enjoy the summer break – see you in September!

Pinterest: Enamelling courses at the BURG

· No Comments · by 27. April 2017


Wintersession 2017: Material Driven Design Workshop

· No Comments · by 23. Januar 2017

Elvin Karana (introduction video) and Valentina Rognoli will be collaborating with MAKE. and bringing useful methods to create meaningful products, installations or sculptures with materials as point of departure. This Material Driven Design Workshop (13.-15.02.2017) takes place at the upcoming Wintersession 2017. For more information and registrations, please see: Burg gestaltet!

Herbstsession 2016 – Free places available. Register now!

· No Comments · by 12. September 2016

Enjoyed the summer? Ready to start something new?

MAKE. still has a few free places for the following workshops:

Workshop:SPOTLIGHTS – Interaktive Lichtinstallationen im öffentlichen Raum“
> more information and registrations

Workshop:Messen, Schneiden, Biegen – Grundkurs handwerkliches Arbeiten in der Werkstatt Pavel Majrych“
> more information and registrations

Workshop: XYZ Cargo Vehicles

· No Comments · by 10. Mai 2016


MAKE. is inviting BURG students to participate in an open source workshop (supported by N55) in Hamburg. You can read more about the XYZ CARGO VEHICLES at For more information and registrations see: