Sustainable Futures – III. Symposium BOL X Hybrid Plattform
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Sustainable Futures – III. Symposium BOL X Hybrid Plattform


Berlin Open Lab, Universität der Künste
Einsteinufer 43, 10587 Berlin

7 May 2024 I 1-7 p.m.

Third BOL X Hybrid Platform Symposium I On-site & live stream

The symposium will focus on how new materials and transformative working methods can be used to make futures more sustainable and desirable.Researchers and artists from the Berlin Open Lab (UdK Berlin) and TU Berlin will report on diverse topics such as 3D clay printing in architecture, AI optimisation for the baking industry, microbiomes and multisensory experiences with sourdough, the social acceptance of mycelial architecture, velvet fabrics as e-textiles and the digitalisation of knowledge about ancient craft techniques and materials.

The symposium deliberately aims to highlight hybrid and interdisciplinary practices from art and science that bring the question of materiality to the fore in the overlapping of analogue and digital fields.

Event in German and English. Participation is free of charge. Registration is possible until 30 April here.

Picture: Ben Roth


1 p.m. / Welcome and intro: Sustainable Futures / Prof. Dr. Gesche Joost, UdK Berlin

1.15 – 2.15 p.m. / Panel 1: Digital transformation of traditional techniques / Saqib Aziz, Emma Woods (BOL/UdK)

2.30 – 3.30 / Panel 2: Materiality, digitalisation and socio-ecological transformation / Julia Wolf (BOL/UdK), N.N. / Julia Wolf (BOL/UdK), N.N.

3.45 – 4.45 / Panel 3: Neurological perception, sensory qualities and sustainability / Maciej Chmara (BOL/UdK), Gudrun Rauwolf (TU), Klaus Gramann (TU)

5 – 6 p.m. / Panel 4: Waste utilisation and circular economy / Sam Hill, Aeneas Stankowski (BOL/DFKI), Johannes Scholz (TU)

6 – 6.30 / Aperitivo in the BOL garden

Tonia Welter


Tonia Welter
Universität der Künste I Berlin Open Lab