Shaping sand - Heuristic Interactive modelling
May 24, 2019 - July 12, 2019 9:00 - 16:00
Berlin Open Lab, Berlin
The purpose of the workshop  “Shaping Sand-Heuristic Interactive modelling” is to explore the potentials of human-machine interaction in a cooperative learning environment for artists, architects...
Embodied Creativity in Computational Design
May 28, 2019 17:00 - 21:00
Berlin Open Lab, Berlin
Digital design methods impact architectural structures. To contribute new impulses to Computational Design, we are focusing on a central obstacle in current digital design for... – Phase 0: Component Permutations
May 28, 2019 17:00 - 21:00
Berlin Open Lab, Berlin
We present multiple digital artefacts which emerged first stage of construction of a digital Primer. These include: touchscreen&HTML5-based prototype; e-ink screen (currently broken) with touchless...
Immersive Virtual Forces – The implementation of AR, VR and MR technologies in structural design explorations
May 28, 2019 17:00 - 21:00
Berlin Open Lab, Berlin
Searching for new teaching concepts for basics in structural mechanics for architects and designer, we have developed a series of prototypical digital tools using augmented...
Interaktives VR Stadtteilmodell (Interactive VR City District model)
May 28, 2019 17:00 - 21:00
Berlin Open Lab, Berlin
The use of virtual reality technologies in combination with digital building and city models is powerful approach to experience architecture in a direct way by...
INTERPART – Intercultural spaces of participation (2018-2021)
May 28, 2019 17:00 - 21:00
Berlin Open Lab, Berlin
The project INTERPART explores the potential of online services and platforms in participatory processes of urban planning. In aimes at increasing the democratic and social...
Maker Culture / Open Studio
May 28, 2019 17:00 - 21:00
Berlin Open Lab, Berlin
‘Production Possibilities of the Maker Culture’ is an interdisciplinary research group at the UdK Berlin / Weizenbaum Institute. Hosting researchers with backgrounds in design, art,...
Opening of the Berlin Open Lab
May 28, 2019 17:00 - 20:00
Berlin Open Lab, Berlin
With the summer term 2019, the Berlin Open Lab is ready to start work with exciting projects and events. It brings together researchers and ideas from different fields in order to enable new forms of design. Berlin Open Lab is an experimental space for transdisciplinary research projects at the intersection of technology, society and arts.
Pleated Electronic Textiles for Wearable Technology
May 28, 2019 17:00 - 21:00
Berlin Open Lab, Berlin
How does the practice of pleating differ from other textile fabrication techniques, and how could pleated electronic textile sensing structures applied in body-area networks inform...
Rooftop Experimental-Haus (Rooftop experimental building)
May 28, 2019 17:00 - 21:00
Berlin Open Lab, Berlin
An interdisciplinary group of students of the UdK Berlin and the TU Berlin planned, designed, and constructed a small PlusEnergy living unit as part of...
Simulating the New Concert Hall in Munich
May 28, 2019 17:00 - 21:00
Berlin Open Lab, Berlin
For the new concert hall (Konzerthaus im Werksviertel), to be opened in 2022 in Munich, the Audio Communication Group has advised the Munich building authorities...
Smart Displays for Smart Living
May 28, 2019 17:00 - 21:00
Berlin Open Lab, Berlin
This research project explores how personal data in the fields of communication, health or living could be visualized on a Smart Material Display. Modular folding...
Smile to Vote - Political Physiognomy Analytics
May 28, 2019 17:00 - 21:00
Berlin Open Lab, Berlin
What if we could automatically vote with an artificially intelligent face scan in a voting machine? Smile to Vote simulates exactly this – and thus...
Thermisches Modellhaus (Thermal Model House)
May 28, 2019 17:00 - 21:00
Berlin Open Lab, Berlin
The thermal model house presents a mobile test facility, which is able to reproduce different phenomena of building air-conditioning within physical experiments. Due to its...
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Platform cooperativism and the new commons
June 21, 2019 16:00 - 18:00
Berlin Open Lab, Berlin
In times where ownership is increasingly concentrated in the hands of a powerful few, there has been a renewed interest in the concept of the...
DIY/DIT Development: New Spaces, Modes and Materials
June 24, 2019 14:30 - 17:30
What role does hacking and making play in current West African context? Can the re-writing of technological modes, machines and materials, or the convergence of...
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Hacking Body-Politics: Menstrual Cycle & Ovulation
July 10, 2019 18:00 - 21:00
Berlin Open Lab, Berlin
While long being niche technologies for decision-making powers in the tech world, period tracking apps have evolved to being part of the current default set...
Wearables and Machine Learning
September 16, 2019 - September 20, 2019 10:00 - 19:00
Berlin Open Lab, Berlin
In this course, we are therefore focusing on this combination of Wearables and Machine Learning. We are aiming to offer the participants a full-framed knowledge base about the methods that form the current state of the art and give them the possibility to understand their application through practical exercises. Based on this, the participants will work on an Interdisciplinary Quick and Dirty Prototyping with different materials and techniques.
VR Berlin Meetup @ BOL
September 19, 2019 19:00 - 22:00
Berlin Open Lab, Berlin
The Berlin Open Lab is hosting the next VR Berlin Meetup. Speakers: Christoph Gengnagel, professor for Structural Design and Engineering at UdK Berlin and co-founder...
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Design Modelling Symposium Berlin
September 21, 2019 - September 25, 2019 All Day
Berlin Open Lab, Berlin
The Berlin Open Lab is cohosting this years Design Modelling Symposium. About Spatial Design is a fundamental practice in humans’ shaping of the material world....
Compact course: AI Systems Qu(e)ry
October 7, 2019 - October 11, 2019 10:00 - 16:00
Berlin Open Lab, Berlin
Do artificially intelligent systems reflect a certain gender, race or class? What and whose politics is currently being consolidated in algorithmic culture? 

As AI finds...
KI und Europa 2030 - Ein optimistisches Szenario
October 9, 2019 17:00
Berlin Open Lab, Berlin
Künstliche Intelligenz frisst Arbeitsplätze. KI-Systeme, die bei Unternemen, Regierungen oder Verwaltungen Entscheidungen treffen, sind „Weapons of Math Destruction“. Sie diskriminieren Frauen und Minderheiten, weil die...
Bürger*innen diskutieren über vernetzte Mobilität
October 14, 2019 - October 25, 2019 10:00 - 12:00
Berlin Open Lab, Berlin
Ob Carsharing, Leihräder oder Taxi Apps – mit der vernetzten Mobilität werden zahlreiche Daten der Nutzer*innen verarbeitet. Prof. Dr. Max von Grafenstein, Timo Jakobi, Kevin...
Feminist Cryptoparty
October 16, 2019 18:00 - 21:30
Privacy is the room in which ideas develop, where you can reflect on those ideas whenever you choose. This room is not only physical, but...
Feminist Cryptoparty „Digital Tools“
November 27, 2019 18:00 - 21:00
How do the digital tools and services that we use each day differ from each other? Why does it matter? In this workshop a simple...
Open Materials – Crystals, Communities, Concerns
December 4, 2019 17:30 - 20:00
Berlin Open Lab, Berlin
The Open Materials symposium displays the outcomes of a day of hands-on workshops – of disassembling electronic waste to discuss lifecycles of electro-active materials, cooking...
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Growing Architecture - Mikroalgen als neues Biomaterial für unsere urbane Umwelt?
December 12, 2019 - December 14, 2019 10:00 - 17:00
Berlin Open Lab, Berlin
Die Erschließung und Verwendung neuer, CO2 neutraler Ressourcen für den Einsatz im urbanen Raum, ist die Herausforderung, vor der wir als Architekten und Designer heutzutage...
Werkstattgespräch Berlin Open Lab
January 16, 2020 17:00 - 20:00
Berlin Open Lab, Berlin
"Wie müssen Räume beschaffen sein, in denen mit digitalen Technologien experimentiert wird, diese erfahren und weiterentwickelt werden? Wie können wir Zugang zu und Wissen um...
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Kinetic Facades
February 24, 2020 - February 26, 2020 All Day
From 24th to 26th February 2020 the Department for Structural Design and Engineering (KET) carried out an Arduino Workshop with master students of the UdK...
Folding: Structural Materiality in Textiles and Electromagnetics
September 17, 2020 - September 18, 2020 All Day
Berlin Open Lab, Berlin
What do a space solar panel, a drug delivery tool for advanced ovarian cancer, and a dress worn by Lady Gaga have in common? They...
Folding Residencies
September 21, 2020 - October 16, 2020 All Day
As part of the ECDF project ‘Pleated Electronic Textiles’, the Wearable Computing team is currently working together with four textile and fashion design researchers developing...
BOL Symposium 2021
May 18, 2021 9:30 - 13:30
About 45 people are currently working in the Berlin Open Lab, doing exciting projects on wearables and smart textiles, on AI and ethics, on dancing,...
Politics of the Machines – Rogue Research
September 14, 2021 - September 17, 2021 All Day
Within the Politics of the Machines conference series – following Copenhagen (2018) and Beirut (2019), the third POM conference took place as a hybrid event...
Responding to Crisis – Interventions for Sustainable Futures
October 22, 2021 - October 23, 2021 All Day
Zwei Tage zur Klimakrise, alternativen Wegen des Denkens und Handelns – und was wir selbst tun können. Mit Akteur*innen aus Initiativen für eine neues Verständnis von...
Compact Course: Critical Techno(eco)logies
March 21, 2022 - March 25, 2022 All Day
Deeply entangled in an inescapable epoch of the seemingly ordinary Anthropocene, the need to radically reassemble relationships of ecologies and technologies is more vital than...
Folding: Structural Materiality in Textiles and Electromagnetics
April 13, 2022 - April 14, 2022 All Day
This symposium explored textile technologies and construction methods to design, fabricate and analyse three-dimensional materiality in electronic textiles and electromagnetic engineering. The focus was on...
Girls' Day 2022: Ein Tag als Designforscherin!
April 28, 2022 9:00 - 14:00
Erhalte spannende Einblicke in den Beruf von Designforscherinnen und erfahre, welche Möglichkeiten die Kombination von Kleidung und Technik ermöglicht! Du hast ein Interesse für Mode...
DRAFTS Student Exhibition
May 13, 2022 15:00 - 19:00
25 projects were shown during a public pop-up DRAFTS Student Exhibit on 13 May 2022, bringing together BA and MA students from six different universities...
Hackers, Makers, Thinkers – Collective Experiments in Social Fermenting
May 27, 2022 - May 28, 2022 10:30 - 18:30
International Conference (hybrid | on-site and livestream) Registration 27.05.2022: As the conference on-site has a limited capacity please register here Program / Day 1 – 27.05.2022...
A room for your own Ada (Lovelace)
September 12, 2022 - September 23, 2022 16:00 - 19:00
During two weeks, stage design students of the UdK were invited to create their own channeling room to permit the communication between the scientist Emma...
Design and Conflict / Block Seminar
October 4, 2022 - October 12, 2022 10:00 - 17:00
What is the relation between design and conflict? From armed conflicts and environmental strifes, to anti-gender regimes and increasingly socially disrupted societies – what role...
Social Wear Workshop
October 11, 2022 - October 13, 2022 All Day
Within the research project Social Wear various research groups of the DFKI are working together on the development of technologies for body-oriented sensors and actuators. The...
procedural affairs - machine as encapsulated design knowledge
October 24, 2022 - February 13, 2023 14:00 - 17:00
Seminar im WS 2022/23 » procedural affairs« ist der Versuch, Gestaltung als prozesshafte und performative Kulturtechnik zwischen menschlichen und nicht-menschlichen Agenten aufzufassen. Gestaltungswissen kann dabei...
Multi Translation – Talk, Workshop + Performance with Anani Sanouvi
November 22, 2022 17:00 - 18:30
Multi Translation Talk, workshop and performance with Anani Sanouvi Berlin University of the Arts Designtransfer Einsteinufer 43 10587 Berlin Transmedia artist, host-sentinel of visible and...
BOL X Hybrid Plattform | Symposium II
January 26, 2023 9:00 - 17:00
Nach dem ersten, Pandemie-bedingt rein digitalen BOL Symposium vor anderthalb Jahren findet nun das zweite BOL Symposium statt, diesmal in Präsenz und in Kooperation mit...
Doctoral Colloquium
February 2, 2023 - February 3, 2023 All Day
Berlin Open Lab, Berlin
UdK; Weizenbaum Institute Berlin; KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm; University of Copenhagen, Art as Forum; Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts In this...
Design + Crisis – Pluriversal Pathways to a Post-Anthropocene
February 28, 2023 - March 7, 2023 10:00 - 16:00
Deeply entangled in a crisis of the Anthropocene, the need to radically reassemble relationships of ecologies and technologies is more vital than ever – to...
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Contextual Interactions – Machine Learning for Designers
April 3, 2023 - April 6, 2023 All Day
BOL, Berlin
The workshop ‘Contextual Interactions – Machine Learning for Designers’ is a compact course offered by the UdK Berlin that aims to explore new forms of intelligent sensor-based...
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DFKI Girls Day Workshop: The thing from the future
April 27, 2023 10:00 - 16:00
BOL, Berlin
Der Girl´s Day 2023 beginnt bei uns mit einer kurzen Einführung, in der du die Arbeit des DFKI InTex und das Berlin Open Lab der...
Fellow Talks: Sénamé Koffi Agbodjinou and Alê Costa Barbosa
April 28, 2023 16:00 - 17:30
Berlin Open Lab, Berlin
Vernacular Computationalities: Cosmogony as a New Paradigm for Design Sénamé Koffi Agbodjinou, Founder L’Africaine d’architecture/ WoeLab Lomé Digital Sovereignty Conceptualised from a Global South Perspective...
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