BA/MA Textile- and Surface Design

Scaling Nature (2): Fibers, Muscles, Bones


Scaling Nature (2): Fibers, Muscles, Bones was dedicated to the following question: How do natural components perform as actors ( muscles ), tensile elements ( tendons ) or structural scaffolds ( bones )? In close cooperation with the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces in Potsdam, especially with the Department of Biomaterials, the course investigated the dynamic interplay of fibrous elements in natural systems and transferred them into principles for differential surfaces. Presented projects in chronological order: **Folding Cuts: Vaia Tatopoulou, Anna Schmökel, Luise Schumacher** **From Fluff to To Tough: Jasmin Sermonet, Jessica Farmer** **To be in blossom Katya Cheng Hsiao Ching, Laura Gaspari** **JoinedUp: Antonia Dönitz, Carlotta Scholz, Clara Santos Thomas** Scaling Nature / MoA design studio is a series of interdisciplinary, experimental and innovative teaching, conducted by Prof. Christiane Sauer at weißensee school of art and design, berlin in the Department of Textile and Surface Design, in close collaboration with researchers from the Cluster of Excellence „Matters of Activity. Image. Space. Material“ (MoA).

Participating Students:

Vaia Tatopoulou, Anna Schmökel, Luise Schumacher, Jasmin Sermonet, Jessica Farmer, Hsiaoching Cheng, Laura Gaspari, Clara Santos Thomas, Antonia Dönitz