Material and materiality are prevailing in the arts and sciences at the moment. In cultural studies and social sciences there is even talk of a “material turn”, as a rediscovery of material qualities or yet an enhanced dependence on the material world may be observed in various disciplines.


Please find the annual theme "Power of Material/Politics of Materiality" documented below:


Introduction annual theme (concept text)

Interdisciplinary lecture series "Power of Material/Politics of Materiality" (video recordings)

Project classes of the guest professors Max Lamb (photos), Manfred Pernice (photos) and Nairy Baghramian (photos)

Seminars Summer Term 2012Winter Term 2012/13 and Summer Term 2013

For further study please refer to the publication (diaphanes 2014) 

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