Symposium

Times of Waste – Handling Matter 17-18 June 2021

The symposium provides a platform to discuss the engagement with (waste) material and bridges between theoretical studies and a response/able, careful handling of materiality in sciences, arts, and collections. The event is conceptualized and curated by the research team Times of Waste at the FHNW Academy of Art and Design Basel (FHNW HGK), and realized in collaboration with the cluster Matters of Activity at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (MoA) and the Kunstgewerbemuseum Berlin (KGM).

The symposium will take place on Zoom in English, participation is free of charge. Please register here.

Program Flyer

All the symposium presentations are accessible here:

TUNE-IN
Sound Tune-in Research team Times of Waste (HGK FHNW)
Minding Time: Bodily Attentions. A movement workshop and somatic dialogue
Maxime Le Calvé (Cluster project Object Space Agency)

WELCOMING NOTES
Claudia Banz (KGM) & Claudia Mareis (MoA Berlin/FHNW HGK)

INTRODUCTION TO THE SYMPOSIUM
Flavia Caviezel & Mirjam Bürgin, research team Times of Waste (FHNW HGK)

SESSION Design strategies and practices for sustainable use of materials and resources: Design processes, product responsibility, ecological/social-economic production, substitutes
Moderation: Nina Samuel (Cluster project Object Space Agency)

WASTE, (M)ANY TIMES
Petra Löffler (University Oldenburg/MoA Berlin)

BIOLOGIZATION OF SUSTAINABILITY: WHAT WE CAN LEARN FROM NATURE’S MATERIAL SOLUTIONS
Khashayar Razghandi (Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Potsdam/MoA Berlin)

WHERE TO BEGIN: FROM LAYING WASTE TO GENERATING LIFE WORLDS
Patricia Ribault (MoA Berlin) & Klaas Kuitenbrouwer (Het Nieuwe Institute Rotterdam)

WRAP UP of the Session Design strategies and practices for sustainable use of materials and resources
Petra Löffler (University Oldenburg/MoA Berlin), Khashayar Razghandi (Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Potsdam/MoA Berlin), Patricia Ribault (MoA Berlin), Klaas Kuitenbrouwer (Het Nieuwe Institute Rotterdam)

SOUND TUNE-IN WITH AN EXTRACT FROM THE AUDIO WALK WASTESCAPES
Research team Times of Waste (FHNW HGK)

SESSION Methodes & practices to re/present transnational material research
Moderation: Cornelia Wagner (HKW)

REFASHIONING VALUES
Lucy Norris (Weissensee Academy of Art Berlin)

TRACING
Mirjam Bürgin & Flavia Caviezel (research team Times of Waste, FHNW HGK) in conversation with Astrid Schwarz & Baruch Gottlieb (BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg) on artistic-scientific practice in transnational research

RE-WORKING CYCLES & COLLECTIONS
Claudia Banz (KGM): Notes on the Design Lab series; Barbara Lersch (Hans Sauer Stiftung Munich) & Kaja Ninnis (KGM): Design Lab #8: Material loops. Paths to a Circular Future

BERLINER BLAU/PRUSSIAN BLUE. STRATEGIES OF NAMING AND DYEING
Britta Lange (HU Berlin) & Kerstin Stoll

METABOLIC MUSEUM-UNIVERSITY: REDESIGNING COLLECTIONS FOR FUTURE TRANSDISCIPLINARY INNOVATION
Lecture with Clémentine Deliss (Associate Curator, KW Institute for Contemporary Art Berlin)
Moderation: Claudia Banz (KGM)

TUNE-IN
Sound Tune-in Research team Times of Waste (FHNW HGK)
Minding Time: Bodily Attentions. A movement workshop and somatic dialogue
Maxime Le Calvé (Cluster project Object Space Agency)

SESSION Design strategies and practices for sustainable use of materials and resources
Moderation & reconnection to the discussions of the first symposium day: Michaela Büsse (HU Berlin)

THE BARK PROJECT – A MATERIAL RESEARCH IN THE FIELD OF SCIENCE AND DESIGN
Charlett Wenig (Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces Potsdam) in conversation with Mirjam Bürgin & Flavia Caviezel (FHNW HGK)

PLASTI-CITY (PLASTIC ENVIRONMENT)
Natalija Miodragović (Cluster project Object Space Agency) in conversation with Mirjam Bürgin & Flavia Caviezel (FHNW HGK)

N’DAO HANAVAO – RECYCLING PLASTIC INTO FIBRES IN MADAGASKAR
Emile De Visscher (Cluster project Material Form Function) in conversation with Mirjam Bürgin & Flavia Caviezel (FHNW HGK)

WRAP UP of the Session Design strategies and practices for sustainable use of materials and resources (Wood, Plastic, Fibres)
Charlett Wenig (Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces Potsdam), Natalija Miodragović (Cluster project Object Space Agency), Emile De Visscher (Cluster project Material Form Function)

LIFE AFTER DEATH – ORGAN DONATION AND TISSUE ENGINEERING STRATEGIES
Igor Sauer (MoA/Charité Berlin) in conversation with Mirjam Bürgin & Flavia Caviezel (FHNW HGK)

PRESENTATION OF THE CLOUD APPARATUS
Clemens Winkler (Cluster group Object Space Agency) in conversation with Mirjam Bürgin & Flavia Caviezel (FHNW HGK)

REPURPOSING WASTE IN AN AFRICAN FABLAB
Martin De Bie (e-textiles FabLab Ecole nationale supérieure des Arts Décoratifs EnsAD Paris), Sénamé Koffi Agbodjinou (L‘Africaine d‘Architecture, Lomé) & Emile De Visscher (Cluster project Material Form Function) in conversation with Mirjam Bürgin & Flavia Caviezel (FHNW HGK)

WRAP UP of the Session Design strategies and practices for sustainable use of materials and resources (Tissue, Air, Common Energy)
Igor Sauer (MoA/Charité Berlin), Clemens Winkler (Cluster group Object Space Agency), Martin De Bie (e-textiles FabLab Ecole nationale supérieure des Arts Décoratifs EnsAD Paris), Emile De Visscher (Cluster project Material Form Function)

SOUND TUNE-IN
Research team Times of Waste (FHNW HGK)

SESSION Methodes & practices to re/present transnational material research
Moderation & reconnection to the discussions of the first symposium day: Martin Müller (MoA)

THE NEW DODO, AN AUDIO PLAY ON THE EMPTY MUSEUM. PART OF MOBILE ACADEMY’S UPCOMING INSTALLATION ‘THE IMMOBILIZED, PART II:‘ FOR THE WHOLE LIFE. AN ARCHIVE PROJECT AT HAUS DER KULTUREN DER WELT
Hannah Hurtzig & Marian Kaiser/Mobile Academy Berlin

MATTER MATTERS. THE INTERVENTION ‘PULLING MATTER FROM UNKNOWN SOURCES’ BY THE ARTIST MATHILDE TER HEIJNE IN THE BERLIN HUMBOLDT LAB
Lecture with Johanna Di Blasi (art historian, publicist, blogger)

‘ACTIVITY OF COLLECTIONS’: HOW TO DEAL WITH ‘ACTIVE MATERIAL’ IN EXHIBITIONS AND COLLECTIONS?
Round-table discussion: Johanna Di Blasi (art historian, publicist, blogger) with Maxime Le Calvé, Natalija Miodragović, Nina Samuel, Christian Stein, Clemens Winkler (all Cluster project Object Space Agency)

CLOSING NOTES
Flavia Caviezel & Mirjam Bürgin (FHNW HGK)

© H. Huser HGK FHNW

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Imprint
Conception & Curation
Mirjam Bürgin & Flavia Caviezel, research team Times of Waste

Realization
Mirjam Bürgin & Flavia Caviezel in collaboration with the Cluster Matters of Activity at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and the Kunstgewerbemuseum Berlin

Preproductions
Mirjam Bürgin & Flavia Caviezel (setting, talks), Katharina Kemmerling (set recording management, camera, editing), Kajetan Som (camera)

Live direction, Zoom management & editing
Katharina Kemmerling (Media Lab HGK FHNW)

Live camera & Zoom management support
Kajetan Som

Technical support Zoom handling
Edward Mickonis (Event Technology HGK FHNW)

Technical consulting
Stefanie Rohrer, Marco Mastrogiacomo, Edward Mickonis, Suresh Surentinam (Eventtechnik HGK FHNW), Alexander Struck, Martin Wagner (MoA IT Support HU Berlin)

Help Desk
Stefanie Rohrer & Françoise Payot (Events HGK FHNW)

Registration & PR Support
Antje Nestler (MoA Public Relations HU Berlin)

Administration & Catering
Nuria Barcelo (IXDM HGK FHNW)

Graphic Flyer & Banner
Rory Witt

The symposium is financially supported by the Cluster Matters of Activity of the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, the FHNW Academy of Art and Design Basel and the Kunstgewerbemuseum Berlin.