New Textile Worlds
The exhibition New Textile Worlds at Wasserschloss Klaffenbach is putting an emphasis and showcasing the potentials of technical textiles and smart materials. Together with product innovations by e.g. Bauerfeind AG, KARL MAYER Technische Textilien GmbH, warmX GmbH, Norafin Industries GmbH, Sächsisches Textilforschungsinstitut e.V. (STFI), Textilforschungsinstitut Thüringen Vogtland e.V. Greiz (TITV e.G.), TU Chemnitz and Design Research Lab (UdK Berlin) weißensee kunsthochschule berlin and DXM are presenting five selected student projects and the research projects Textile Prototyping Lab and Digital Materialials.
MA Graduation Project 2017
Supervision: Prof. Dr. Zane Berzina (Studio Practice), Prof. Dr. Jörg Petruschat (Theory)
In collaboration with Saxon Textile Research Institute (STFI), Berlin Paper Manufactory, Lithuanian Linen Company “Siulas”
The project investigates the so far unused resources of flax fibres and highlights their resourceful properties.
Juni Neyenhuys, Malu Lücking
Supervision: Prof. Dr. Zane Berzina
in close collaboration with the Technical University of Berlin, Polymer Technology and Polymer Physics Department (Annekathrin Grüneberg, Prof. Dr. Auhl, Dipl.Ing. Andreas Salomon, Dr. Konstanze Schäfer)
Does longevity equals value? Does permanence testify to quality? Does material consumption inevitably mean having to leave traces behind?
Supervision: Prof. Dr. Zane Berzina (Studio Practice), Prof. Carola Zwick (Studio Practice), Prof. Dr. Walter Scheiffele (Theory)
In collaboration with Fraunhofer IZM
The interactive material „screenstoff“ (screenfabric) is a soft, drapable textile, which is at the same time a high-resolution screen, shown as a piece of clothing. The special feature of the „screenfabric“ is that it is both material (fabric) and medium (screen).
2018 – 2019
Supervision: Prof. Dr. Zane Berzina (Studio Practice)
In collaboration with Saxon Textile Research Institute (STFI), 3dk.berlin and Trevira
The Project „Soft Solids“ researches 3D printing as a textile construction technique which, based on the logics of weaving, connects warp threads to form a surface in which yarns and 3D printing filament are interconnected with each other. The combination of the contrasting materials results in novel material effects displaying various grades of stability and flexibility.
Supervision: Prof. Dr. Zane Berzina (Studio Practice), Prof. Susanne Schwarz-Raacke (Studio Practice), Essi Johanna Glomb (Studio Practice), Prof. Dr. Lucy Norris (Theory)
How can we create a new material from bio waste, which can replace animal leather in the future?
2018 – ongoing
Research Project “Digital Materials“,
DXM – Design & Experimental Materials Research
Supervision: Prof. Dr. Jörg Petruschat (Design Theory and History), Prof. Dr. Zane Berzina (Textile and Surface Design, Division “Design and Experimental Materials Research”)
„Autorialien“ is a series on (fictitious) responsive materials whose form, colour, volume, structure and transparency can be changed automatically. On the basis of various material explorations and their transformation into garments, possible interaction modes between man, machine and material are sketched.
2017 – ongoing
DXM – Design & Experimental Materials Research, Textile and Surface Design, weißensee kunsthochschule berlin, Saxon Textile Research Institute e.V. (STFI), Textile Research Institute Thuringia Vogtland e.V. (TITV), Fraunhofer Institute for Reliability and Microintegration (Fraunhofer IZM) and Fab Lab Berlin
Research Team DXM:
Prof. Dr. Zane Berzina, Essi Johanna Glomb, Sara Diaz Rodriguez, Katrin Münzberg, Karina Wirth
weißensee kunsthochschule berlin
Textile Prototyping Lab is a textile laboratory and an open innovation research platform to promote innovation and networking between research, design and industry.