Building Art Invention


This trans­dis­ci­pli­nary plat­form for re­search and ed­u­ca­tion pools ex­per­tise from the fields of vi­su­al art, ar­chi­tec­ture, ur­ban plan­n­ing, in­ter­ac­tion de­sign, in­dus­trial de­sign, ex­per­i­men­tal physics and ma­te­rials re­search. It is ded­i­cat­ed to the de­vel­op­ment of in­no­va­tive ma­te­rials sys­tems at the con­ver­gence of art and sci­ence.

Through col­lab­o­ra­tive ap­proach­es root­ed in ac­tu­al prac­tice, artists, de­sign­ers and sci­en­tists test and de­vel­op meth­ods of pro­ject-ori­ent­ed work and co­op­er­a­tive plan­n­ing in the con­text of re­search pro­jects and re­search-ori­ent­ed study pro­jects. Mixed teams of stu­dents, teach­ers and re­search­ers estab­lish re­search ques­tions and ar­eas of in­ter­est, then elab­o­rate them via artis­tic/sci­en­tif­ic pro­cess­es.

Part­n­ers & Col­lab­o­ra­tions

We be­lieve in the pow­er of col­lab­o­ra­tion. Work­ing to­gether gets us fur­ther faster. We make bet­ter de­ci­sions be­cause we have more in­for­ma­tion and un­der­s­tand the per­spec­tives of our part­n­ers. We use re­sources more care­ful­ly be­cause we avoid du­pli­cat­ing what others have al­ready cre­at­ed.

In­sti­tu­tio­n­al part­n­ers

  • FNR -Facha­gen­tur Nachwach­sende Roh­stoffe e.V.
  • DFG Deutsche Forschungs­ge­mein­schaft
  • Forschungsini­tia­tive Zukunft Bau
  • Bun­des­min­is­teri­um für Umwelt, Na­turschutz, Bau und Reak­tor­sicher­heit (BMUB)
  • Bun­des­min­is­teri­um des In­neren, für Bau und Hei­mat (BMI)
  • Bun­desin­sti­tut für Bau-, Stadt- und Raum­forschung (BB­SR)
  • Bun­des­min­is­teri­um für Verkehr, Bau und Stad­ten­twick­lung
  • Zen­trales In­no­va­tion­spro­gramm Mit­tel­s­tand (ZIM)
  • IGF - In­dus­trielle Ge­mein­schafts­forschung
  • Bun­des­min­is­teri­um für Wirtschaft und Tech­nolo­gie
  • Hes­sisch­es Min­is­teri­um für Wis­sen­schaft und Kunst
  • Cen­ter for In­ter­dis­ci­pli­nary Nanos­truc­ture Sci­ence and Tech­nol­o­gy (CIN­SaT)
  • DAAD – Ger­man Aca­dem­ic Exchange Ser­vice
  • Max-Planck-In­sti­tut für Wis­sen­schafts­geschichte (MPI­WG)
  • Pfeif­fer Stif­tung für Ar­chitek­tur
  • RKW Ra­tio­n­al­isierungs- und In­no­va­tion­szen­trum der Deutschen Wirtschaft e.V.
  • Kul­tu­r­amt Kas­sel
  • Uni­ver­sitäts­ge­sellschaft Kas­sel e.V.
  • Pro­jek­trat der Uni­ver­sität Kas­sel
  • Dr. Wolf­gang Zip­pel Stif­tung
  • Karo­la Plass­mann Bahl Stif­tung
  • Scher­ing Stif­tung

Aca­dem­ic Pro­gramme

BUILD­ING ART IN­VEN­TION is part of the De­part­ment of Vi­su­al Arts & Ar­chi­tec­ture, within the School of Ar­chi­tec­ture, Ur­ban Plan­n­ing and Land­s­cape De­sign at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Kas­sel, Ger­many.

Ad­vanced cours­es re­lat­ed to spe­cif­ic me­dia and top­ics are of­fered as elec­tives for both un­der­gra­d­u­ate and gra­d­u­ate stu­dents.

Please find fur­ther in­for­ma­tion at www.uni-kas­

Con­tact & Lo­ca­tion

BUILD­ING ART IN­VEN­TION stu­dios and labs are lo­cat­ed at the K10 Build­ing, Hen­schel­s­traße 2, 34127 Kas­sel, the ad­min­is­tra­tive of­fice is lo­cat­ed at Gottschalk­s­traße 24 (Torhaus B), 34127 Kas­sel.

Ar­riv­ing by rail

From the Kas­sel Wil­helmshöhe ICE Sta­tion
take the tram line 1, get off at "Hol­ländisch­er Platz"
take the tram line 3, get off at "Am Stern"

Ar­riv­ing by car

Please have a look at the map for fur­ther in­for­ma­tion.
Public park­ing fa­cil­i­ties are within close proxim­i­ty to the K10 Build­ing.

mail­ing ad­dress

Uni­ver­sität Kas­sel
Prof. Heike Kluss­mann
FB 06 / Ar­chitek­tur Stadt­pla­nung, Land­schaft­s­pla­nung
// Forschungs­platt­form BAU KUNST ERFIN­D­EN
Hen­schel­str. 2
D - 34127 Kas­sel