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DXM – Design and Experimental Material Research

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Research Project Sound Adapt
©Paula van Brummelen/weißensee academy of art

The research projects at DXM explore concepts that link material innovation with design-led experimentation and develops future-orientated solutions for societally relevant fields of applications and contexts.

DXM – Design and Experimental Material Research is the research facility of the Textile and Surface Design Department at weißensee kunsthochschule berlin. It combines material development and design aiming for meaningful solutions to current challenges of our society and environment. In today’s technological and socio-cultural context, materials are placed in settings that enable new cross-connections and combinations in technology and content. Our experimental practice-led approach enables innovative processes linking novel fields of application within the context of product, body, and space. An active research network and interdisciplinary collaborations with leading institutions from science and industry facilitate innovative concepts that combine design, technology and application.
In the exhibition we are showcasing a selection of our research projects: Adaptex, Soundadapt, TheraTex and the Textile Prototyping Lab.

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weißensee academy of art berlin

Led by Prof. Zane Berzina ( Research Focus: Soft Technologies) and Prof. Christiane Sauer ( Research Focus: Functional Surfaces and Active Matter in Spatial Context) the DXM research group explores concepts that link material innovation with design-led experimentation and develop future-orientated solutions for societally relevant fields of applications and contexts.