Living Surface was a two-day workshop at BIFT – Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology, held by Julia Wolf and Essi Johanna Glomb, designers and researchers from the weißensee kunsthochschule berlin.

During the workshop, the participating students were invited to explore functions and aesthetic surface qualities from nature. They were also given an introduction to intelligent materials such as piezoceramics and shape memory alloys. During a practical demonstration they could explore these materials and finally integrate them into their project.

Conceived as an interdisciplinary workshop, the exploration and design of “living” surfaces can be interesting for any design area.