platform for critical matter

SustainLab is an explorative research platform in the context of sustainability that connects art and design with scientific methods and questions. We design sustainable futures there to simultaneously provoke new practical approaches and discourse.

The lab’s core mission is to enable the growth and harvesting of knowledge. We use artistic and design-related practices as a catalyst for interdisciplinary research and science as an inspiring tool for the examination of materials and technology in the context of ecology.

Critical reflection and new conceptual lenses are the instruments with which we encounter familiar patterns of thought and action. We support student works, collaborate with external partners, and design communication spaces.   

Within the framework of selected annual themes, we pursue our own research projects. In an accompanying final exhibition, we take a close look at diverse aspects and enter into discourse.



Material Collection at Mediathek
Campus Design, Neuwerk 7, D-06108 Halle (Saale)

Artistic Associate SustainLab

Ina Turinsky
+49 345 7751 58076

Research Associate SustainLab

Henning Frančik
+49 345 7751 58077

Office Hours

Wed 3–5:00 p.m.

Onboarding (digital)

Onboarding information on the basic possibilities and methods of SustainLab is obligatory before working in the lab.

The instruction is available as a video on request at burglabs(at), please indicate your St number.

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