»Beyond Material« is a collective of five Berlin-based designers exploring the potentials of an aesthetically-driven research for more than three years within the »Forschungskreis. Production of Knowledge in Design and Art«. The »Forschungskreis«, headed by Prof. Dr. Jörg Petruschat at Weißensee School of Art Berlin, is an inter- and transdisciplinary institution that brings together art and design researchers.
The works Erosive Modelling, Hilo, Claything, Digital Materials and Circular Processes & Realtime-Coding in 3D-Print by Kristin Dolz, Sara Diaz Rodriguez, Justina Monceviciute, Veronika Aumann und Babette Wiezorek are all debating and examining concepts of the digital, transferring these into material dimensions and placing physical processes in the digital space. »Beyond Material« thereby offers new ideas and views for the concept of material, aiming to entangle digital strategies with physical and material qualities. The five positions, as different as their approaches are, are all located between theory and practice - applying, debating and developing design-driven research methods.