Die Paludikultur-Residenzen starten im Tiny House im Greifswalder Moor

by 17. August 2020
Tiny House, Residenz, Foto: Vreni Knödler

Erstmals ermöglichen das Greifswald Moor Centrum und die Burg Giebichenstein Kunsthochschule Halle zwei Burg-Absolventinnen in diesem Sommer eine Paludikultur-Residenz. Die Residenz soll eine künstlerische oder gestalterische Interpretation des Themas Paludikultur ermöglichen. Dabei liefern Wohnen und Umgebung Inspiration. … mehr

Internship: From Pollution to Product

· by 31. July 2020
Photo: The Ocean Cleanup

Few years ago, we supported The Ocean Cleanup crowdfunding campaign hoping this project would get the necessary critical mass in making a positive change. Today, this small initiative has become a big non-profit organization developing advanced technologies to rid the world’s oceans of plastic.

But what will we make with the recovered plastics from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch? When we read about this call for interns titled “From Pollution to Product” we considered this worth sharing with you environmental minded makers, re-users and up-cyclers at the BURG.

“We are looking for an intern who can provide us with hands-on support as well as out-of-the-box thinking.

In short, if this is your kind of challenge and you are ready to do some creative work in Rotterdam (NL) for a few months: Read More Here / Apply Here Now.

Lecture: Exploring the Structural Potential of Cast Glass

· by 9. December 2019

Open Call for Material Designers: Apply for Milan Workshop from 13-17 January 2020 (Deadline: 29.11.2019)

· by 15. November 2019
MaDe Campaign Video: www.materialdesigners.org

MaDe (Material Designers) is a competition, event series and platform devoted to realizing the positive impact material designers can have across all creative sectors.

Are you a researcher, design professional, graduate or student working within material design? Does your work drive positive change within society? We’re looking for material designers that are developing their chosen materials within closed-loop systems, rethinking material applications, re-purposing material surpluses and extending the potential of traditional material processes.

Within the framework of the project, the BURG university is a partner for a workshop that will be carried out at the Politechnic University of Milan (Polimi) from 13–17 January 2020. Through this partnership, 10 selected applicants will be given the opportunity to participate in the workshop. MaDe will pay for travel and accommodation for the participants.

For more information and registrations please visit: www.materialdesigners.org/apply – Deadline: 29 November 2019

This project is initiated and guided by the partners Elisava, Ma-tt-er and Polimi. BURG University contact for more information: Prof. Aart van Bezooijen (aart@burg-halle.de)

Solar Energy Symposium – October 14th

· by 8. October 2019

Happy new (academic) year! Our industrial design department kicks off the semester with a Symposium on Solar Energy (read more). Everyone curious about the promising potential and technological challenges of using solar power in the future – feel very welcome. No registration required.
* Recommended by MAKE.

Competition: Recycling Design Award 2019

· by 7. January 2019

recycling design award 2019
The Recycling Design Award is an annual competition for product items made of waste or leftover materials. They are inviting all creative minded (un)professionals to submit their visionary, original and sustainable artifacts. The focus is to discover which overlooked and waste resources could be turned into future products and/or even future jobs (people creating those items). Here is a video with last year’s contributions exhibited at the Marta Herford Museum.

For more information and registrations visit www.recyclingboerse.org
– Deadline: 15 July 2019 –

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 Experiments by Christophe Guberan on March 31

· by 30. March 2015

“Step 1: Design, Step 2: Print, Step 3: Watch” This almost sounds like 3D printing? Well, it’s different, just see the Hydro-Fold video for yourself.

New inspiration for a new semester! MAKE. recommends the Jour Fixe this Tuesday, with industrial designer Christophe Guberan sharing his latest projects on new materials, technologies and processes. Read more at Jour Fixe.

Jour Fixe: Thomas Rentmeister

· by 18. January 2015

MAKE. recommends the upcoming Jour Fixe with Thomas Rentmeister coming up this Tuesday for a bit of material extravaganza!

Video Tip: Firework Carpet / Happy New Year!

· by 7. January 2015

With this explosive video by We Make Carpets – MAKE. wishes you all the best for 2015!

(we discovered We Make Carpets during the Materials and Making at the Burg exhibition at the Dutch Design Week 2014).