Please note: The symposium had to be cancelled due to COVID-19 prevention measures for public events at the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin.
On 18 and 19 March 2020, the Kunstgewerbemuseum Berlin will host the Times of Waste symposium. The occasion and starting point is the exhibition Times of Waste – The Leftover. Following on from this, the event is dedicated to present alternative design and representation strategies that make a way out of the wasteocen conceivable.
At the interfaces between design, technology and natural science, an interdisciplinary dialogue is created, which is carried out together with the visitors in various discussion formats. The focus will be on the latest findings in research into sustainable materials and their potential for design practice. At the same time, the role of museums as representatives, preservers and utilisers of analogue material worlds will be examined.
The symposium is being held in cooperation with the research team of Times of Waste of the FHNW University of Art and Design Basel (FHNW HGK), the Cluster Matters of Activity (MoA) of the Humboldt University of Berlin and the Kunstgewerbemuseum Berlin (KGM).
The complete programme can be found here.

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