Exhibition: “Raise the Bar” at the Burg Material Collection

by 15. January 2019

100x five meters roof batten

Students of the design foundation course present works from material.form.object.

What is the potential of a roof batten?
What can you do with it in only two days?
How intimate can you get?
By what ways can the long, coarse wood be formed into an individualized object?

An exhibition in the Burg Material Collection

Opening at 16.1.2019 at 12.00
Introduction Prof. Reiner Maria Matysik

Exhibition from 16.1-5.4.2019
Download Invitation (PDF)

Jour Fixe: Miniature Model Making by Simon Weisse

· by 6. December 2018

simon_weisse_joufixe_burg_berlin(Photo: Simon Weisse – Miniature Model Making)

We are more than happy to welcome Simon Weisse for a Jour Fixe lecture on December 11th. During this evening he will give us a backstage look at the art of miniature model making for movies. If you share our love for Wes Anderson’s movies such as The Grand Budapest Hotel or Isle of Dogs – then see you Tuesday!
IMG_2294_burg_halle_jour_fixe_simon_weisse(Photo: Simon Weisse – “Thank you all  for coming!”)

In 2018, Platform MAKE. has been focusing on waste(d) materials including plastic waste (see Precious Plastic Project) and aluminum scrap (see Raw Art Sand Casting). With 2018 going to its end, our theme is going to its end. Inspired by Wes Anderson’s Trash Island, we considered this lecture the perfect–imperfect place to be for you (and us) this December.

Tips: Trash Jam Session, Plastics Recycling Workshop in Leipzig

· by 22. November 2018


Ever since we started building Dave Hakkens recycling machines (see Wintersession 2018) with a dozen art and design students, Ludwig Stadler has been one of the driving forces in keeping these machines going.

In the context of the New Urban Production (Neue Urbane Produktion) exhibition at HALLE 14, Ludwig and friends will be offering a two-day recycling workshop focused on collecting, sorting, shredding and melting wasted plastics into new application ideas. For those who always wanted to get started with do-it-yourself plastics recycling, join the team!

0f1f44f687Trash Jam Session Workshop
Date: Fri 30 Nov and Sat 01 Dec 2018 from 11.00 – 18.00
Location: HALLE 14, Spinnereistr. 7, Leipzig
Participation fee: 20€
Registration: please email ludwig.stadler (at) burg-halle.de
More information: www.halle14.org

Mini Maker Faire Halle 2018: Call For Makers

· by 21. June 2018


Support: Match my Maker

· by 30. May 2018

Why do we share this video? Not only because this is Yi-Cong Lu speaking – a dedicated BURG graduate, who helped many student projects as design assistant – but because we believe this is a wonderful challenge: matchmaking people in need with clever solution makers. If you share our interest – please click here to vote for the “Match my Maker” project with a single click (No registration required – Voting possible until June 6th).

Material of the Month: Recycled Leather

· by 22. May 2018


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.

Lecture: Precious Plastic by Katharina Elleke

· by 6. February 2018


Trees of Trash – Workshop und Ausstellung im GRASSI Museum

· by 20. November 2017


Im GRASSI Museum für Angewandte Kunst Leipzig findet am 3. Dezember 2017 ein besonderer Workshop statt: Bereits zum zweiten Mal können Burg-Studierende und Museumsbesucherinnen und –besucher mithilfe von Materialresten, Überbleibseln oder Artefakten, die wiederverwendet oder umgenutzt werden, den Weihnachtsbaum auf künstlerische Art und Weise neu interpretieren.

Der Workshop wird geleitet von Aart van Bezooijen, Professor für Material- und Technologievermittlung der BURG. Die individuellen Trees of Trash sind ab dem 4. Dezember 2017 im GRASSI Museum zu sehen und können gegen eine Spende erworben werden. Im Vorjahr kamen so knapp 500 Euro für den Hilfsfond ausländischer Studierender der Kunsthochschule zusammen.

Der Trees of Trash-Workshop gehört zum Rahmenprogramm des diesjährigen Museums-Jubiläums: Das GRASSI Museum für Angewandte Kunst feiert am 3. Dezember zehn Jahre Wiedereröffnung und lädt zu Rundgängen, Präsentationen, Führungen, Gesprächen und Mitmach-Aktionen ein. Der Workshop ist eine Initiative des Burg-Programms MAKE. – Plattform für Material und Technologie Transfer.

Ort: GRASSI Museum für Angewandte Kunst Leipzig, Johannisplatz 5-11, 04103 Leipzig
Uhrzeit: 10:30 – 17:00 Uhr

Die Teilnahme ist kostenfrei.
Anmeldung unter make(at)burg-halle.de

Links: Siehe auch Facebook (event) und Instagram (#treesoftrash)
#treesoftrash #burghalle #grassimak #buynothing #makesmthng

Mit freundlicher Unterstützung von Halle Karton

Archiv: Trees of Trash 2016

Exhibition: “Mastering the Material” at Dutch Design Week 2017

· by 21. October 2017


Glass Design Competition

· by 10. October 2017


The Harzkristall Glass Manufacturing Company (Glasmanufaktur Harzkristall) in Derenburg is hosting its second Glass Design Competition for young design students studying in Europe. Besides a bit of money, winners have the opportunity to spend two weeks of working with the glass makers on site. For more information, download the briefing below or read more here.

Download: Full Briefing (in German)
Deadline: 15. December 2017