Material of the Month: Recycled Leather

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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.

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 of the Month: Corn-Based Brick (Competition)

· No Comments · by 15. Juni 2017


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)

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).

A few important facts:
Deadline for your photos: 09.07.2017
Awarding during “Jahresausstellung
Jury: Freiraumgalerie

This Saturday 27th: Temporary Art Installation For All

· No Comments · by 25. Mai 2017
This Saturday 27th: Temporary Art Installation For All

MAKE. is presenting one of its latest bio-based materials to rethink our future at this year’s at this year’s Reformation…

Material of the Month: Stone Paper

· No Comments · by 13. April 2017

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:

Dutch Design Trash for Reuse

· No Comments · by 17. Oktober 2016

Dutch Design Trash

What you see here is actually our trash. At last year’s Dutch Design Week (DDW) some 250.000 visitors generated a lot of waste! Such as thousands of wristband leftovers (used for entry tickets). These colorful / wonderful wristbands are made of polyester and can be transformed in many ways (by weaving, melting, shredding, felting, sewing, joining, etc.) into something new…

If you have an idea to reuse these wristbands in mind (?) please sketch your idea and send it to make(at)

For the third time, BURG is exhibiting in Eindhoven at the Dutch Design Week (from 22 – 30 October). This year‘s exhibition 9 Days of Making is part of the Burg Roadshow program and with a focus on materials and making.


Material of the Month: Concrete Canvas

· No Comments · by 20. Mai 2016

Enjoy the video and read all about the Material of the Month: Concrete Canvas at

Material of the Month: Used Truck Tarps

· No Comments · by 25. November 2015

Used truck tarps are too good to be wasted. This PVC-based material is made to last and can be transformed into almost anything by punching, sewing, cutting, weaving, heat-welding and more. MAKE. invites you to give this material a second life! Used tarp sheets are freely available for BURG students as long as our stock lasts. Supported by: FREITAG

Material Distribution:
– When: Wednesday 2.12.2015 from 14:00
– Where: BURG MATERIAL (Mediathek, 1st floor)

Material of the Month is an ongoing project where MAKE. provides a selected material for student projects. The material is freely available for all BURG students as long as our stock lasts. The only condition for participation is to return a visual documentation, so we can share the ideas and experiments that have been done with the sponsored material.

“Beam Me Up” zum letzten Material Slam am 3. Juni im Volkspark Halle

· No Comments · by 28. Mai 2015

Feel very welcome and read more at or join the event on Facebook.
Missed the first round? See some impressions of the first and second Material Slam.

PS For those who want to participate at the final material slam, please send a short email with your name(s) to: make(at)

„Torte statt Worte“ zum 2. Material Slam am 13. Mai im Volkspark Halle

· No Comments · by 6. Mai 2015

Feel very welcome and read more at or follow the event on Facebook.
Missed the first round? You can still check out the photos here.