Philipp Lachenmann: DELPHI Rationale


Prototypes - Bionics and Looking to Nature

From time immemorial, humans have tried to use examples in nature to develop technological solutions. The systematic search for natural structures which can be important as models for technology is called bionics. In order to familiarize a broader public with the achievements and advances in bionics and thus contribute to a public understanding of science and research, the Ernst Schering Foundation supports this ambitious exhibition on "Prototypes - Bionics and Looking to Nature" organized by the Stiftung Brandenburger Tor, which will be on display at the Max Liebermann Haus in Berlin from May 24 to August 24. Abbildung Manta

In six theme areas, the exhibition provides occasionally astonishing answers to the following questions: How is movement created? What are boundaries good for? What is stability? Where does energy come from? How do you arrive at solutions? How do things organize themselves?

One special feature of the exhibition is the inclusion of art. Scientists are not the only ones fascinated by nature. Artists, too, are inspired by nature and constantly explore the relationship between humankind, nature and technology. Selected historical and contemporary works of art invite visitors to reflect on these issues beyond the purely scientific-technical context. By supporting this exhibition, the Ernst Schering Foundation pursues its vision to build bridges between art and science and to promote a fruitful dialogue between these disciplines.


May 24 until August 24, 2008
Opening: May 23, 2008
Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Sat, Sun: 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

Max Liebermann Haus of the Stiftung Brandenburger Tor
Pariser Platz 7  |  10117 Berlin

Lecture "Do Art and Technology Imitate Nature?"
by Professor Dr. Gernot Böhme, Institute for Philosophy, Technical University of Darmstadt
Thursday, June 26, 2008, 7:30 p.m.

Photos: Festo AG Co. KG (1), Michael Hölzl (2+3)

Prototypen Bionik


Prototypen Bionik


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