The research cluster “Matters of Activity” at HU Berlin is recruiting 12 post-doc positions – extended deadline 22nd January.
The aim of the Cluster Matters of Activity is to provide the foundations for a new culture of materiality in the sense of reinventing the analog in the digital age. The development of sustainable, energy-saving artefacts and techniques requires the inseparability of active images, spaces and materials through an interdisciplinary approach in which the humanities, natural sciences and design disciplines cooperate as equal partners. Experimental and design-oriented approaches will be combined with historical analysis in order to draw practical and theoretical consequences. For the initial six research projects, the participating Principal Investigators from over 40 disciplines are seeking outstanding young researchers to collaboratively investigate the practices of »Weaving«, »Cutting«, »Filtering«, the structural connections of »Material Form Function« and »Object Space Agency« as well as the codes of »Symbolic Material«.
It is highly interdisciplinary – with STS and social and cultural anthropology all extremely relevant.