Material of the Month: Recycled Leather

by 22. May 2018

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Our next Material of the Month is a new type of leather material called “RELEA”. The material is made of recycled leather scrap for applications in fashion, furniture, products, crafts and more. – Designer Thomas Beck will be presenting the material and provides BURG students (free) material samples for experimentation.


Update: Precious Plastic @ BURG

· by 17. February 2018

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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.


Course: Make Your Own Sketchbooks

· by 23. November 2017

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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)burg-halle.de



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

Kurstermine
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)burg-halle.de

Project photography: Benno Brucksch, Valena Ammon


Burg Annual Exhibition 2017

· by 13. July 2017

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 Burg Material – 100% Paper Experiments with Stone Paper Street art with Corn-Based Bricks BURGVELO 2.0

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.


Material Snack: Summer School by ThermHex

· by 20. June 2017

2017_06_27 MATERIAL SNACK THERMHEXThermHex 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!


Material Snack: Techtextil 2017 – This Tuesday!

· by 12. May 2017

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Material of the Month: Stone Paper

· by 13. April 2017

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Our first animated (and waterproof) GIF made of Stone Paper

Stone Paper
Stone Paper is considered a new generation paper being an alternative to traditional papers and plastics. Stone Paper does not contain wood fibers and is almost fully made of stone (Calcium carbonate) mixed with Polyethylene (HDPE). The material is 100% waterproof and is not affected by liquids such as water or oils. Stone Paper is manufactured out of waste and recycled materials and is Cradle-to-Cradle (Silver) certified.

Get your own piece of Stone Paper as long as our stock lasts!
– Location: Burg Material collection (Neuwerk 7, Library, 1st floor)
– Opening hours: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 14:00 – 18:00
– Online calendar: tinyurl.com/burg-material-calendar