Platform for Materials and Technology Transfer

Call for Plastic Bags

No Comments · by 7. Juni 2017

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.


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 Snack: Techtextil 2017 – This Tuesday!

· No Comments · by 12. Mai 2017


Furniture Making Workshop @weyoumedo

· No Comments · by 9. Mai 2017


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.

More information
Facebook: weyoumedo
Contact: info(at)

Pinterest: Enamelling courses at the BURG

· No Comments · by 27. April 2017


Apply now: Maker Faire Berlin from 10.–11. June 2017

· No Comments · by 25. April 2017

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: (at) for more information and registrations.

Deadline for applications:
Friday 28.4.2017 Sunday 30.4.2017

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:

Lecture: Studio Tjeerd Veenhoven, this Friday!

· No Comments · by 26. März 2017

Poster Lecture Tjeerd Veenhoven RGB-SMALL

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!

Ausstellung: „Trees of Trash“ bis 01.01.2017 im GRASSI Museum in Leipzig

· No Comments · by 8. Dezember 2016

Am Samstag, 10. Dezember 2016 um 11 Uhr wird die Ausstellung „Trees of Trash“ von Dr. Olaf Thormann, Direktor des GRASSI Museums für Angewandte Kunst Leipzig, und Prof. Aart van Bezooijen eröffnet. Direkt im Anschluss können Museumsbesucher die individuell aus Restmaterialien gestalteten Weihnachtsbäume durch Spenden erwerben.
Mehr Informationen zur Ausstellung unter: