MUTUAL AFFAIRS cooperating with mycelium Mycelium, the thread-like network of fungi, represents a new, distinct class of materials. It is estimated that six million species exist on earth – with a wide variety of properties. Some grow into a stable mesh in 5 to 10 days. Others produce antibiotics. Still others taste like chicken meat. […]


IDEATION WORKSHOP 28.10.2021 In order to begin our project, we took part in a two day workshop during which we made a few exercises to open our mind to the possibilities of the mycelium. It was never questioned to think about the limits or feasibility but only about seeing opportunities, imagining processes. The goal was […]


EXCURSION #3 TO BERLIN 26.10.2021-27.10.2021 Our second visit to Berlin was filled with more input we gained through Museums and their exhibitions, from designers and their work life, universities and their design studies and other associations that are specified on mycelium. Felix Krämer Our first stop was in Felix Kraemers Studio. Felix is a Berlin […]


NETWORK ANALYSIS 19.10.2021 – Workshop with Rebecca Ritter-Grieshammer & Katherina Mludek At the beginning of our workshop, given by Rebecca Grieshammer and Katherina Mludek, we had the chance to analyse our own networks, sort them into categories and write them down for comparison. Main aspect in this task was to understand and visualize the participants […]


EXCURSION #2 TO JENA 20.10.2021 HKI / Hans-Knöll-Institut Our second trip to Jena started with a lecture on symbioses and fungi in general as well as on the specific relationship between Termitomyces and fungus-growing termite species. Who houses whom in this mutualistic system is just one of the few complex questions the students had for […]


ONLINE LECTURE SERIES 12.10.2021 & 13.10.2021 Gestaltung forscht: Conference of Design-Science “Designforschung” Questions about the meaning of research in design, about its self-understanding and its methods were discussed from different perspectives. In three presentations, experts presented their view on the topic during the digital discourse, which was initiated by Rita Rentzsch, professor for interior architecture […]


EXCURSION #1 TO BERLIN 08.10.2021 Literaturhaus Berlin On Oktober the 8th we spent the morning at Literaturhaus Berlin. The Exhibition “The Festival of Cooperations” takes a look at the overlapping social, political and ecological crises of the present. It expands on this and also sets its own accents. In seven rooms spread over two floors, […]


MIND THE FUNGI 05.- 06.10.2021 – Workshop with Alessandro Volpato Berlin based Alessandro Volpato has a background as biologist and is involved in citizen science projects as communicator and demonstrator for open scientific tools and the work with fungi.He designs tools to facilitate the learning process in life sciences and explore interdisciplinary research, in- and […]


FORMING THE LIVING 20.09.2021 – 24.09.2021 Workshop Starting-Workshop with Kat Austen, Johann Bauerfeind, Shuyun Liu, Dr Falko Matthes, Rebecca Ritter-Grießhammer and Andi Wagner in the BioLab as part of the “BurgLabs Herbstsession re-up” New technologies make it possible to create living products. Integrating microorganisms into materials offers a seemingly inexhaustible potential. We want to discuss […]


KICK-OFF IN 4 PARTS Little Task – until 04.10.2021 As a kick-off for the upcoming project and to get into the semester theme there were little tasks to work on during the semester break.The exciting results were presented at our first meeting in the beginning of the semester #1_Entangled Life Read the book “Entagled Life” […]