Hybrid Talks XXXVIII - "Resistance"

Thursday, 16th January 2020, 6 p.m.
Hybrid Lab, TU Berlin, Marchstraße 8, 10587 Berlin

Harmony exists when there are no counteracting tendencies. If, however, contrary positions and forces appear, then “resistance” emerges, which can manifest itself in different manners. On a societal level, for example, we are now able to observe every Friday that there is resistance against prevailing environmental policies. And yet “defiance” or “opposition” is also to be found in other realms where humans are not the main focus. In such cases resistance assumes the form of, for example, materials or air currents.

At the next Hybrid Talk we will take a look at all these aspects and delve into the many different facets of resistance. We will seek out resistance in the worlds of visual art, music, aerodynamics and anti-Semitism research.

The speakers are the following:

  • "Resistance existed not only on the 20th july. Opposition against the National Socialism 1933-1945"
    Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Benz
    TU Berlin | Center for research on Antisemitism

  • "Electronic textiles - resistive and resistant"
    Prof. Dr. Berit Greinke
    UdK Berlin | Institute of Experimental Fashion and Textile Design

  • "Title with a german wordplay: Wiederstand mit "ie” schreiben?"
    Prof. Axel Kufus
    UdK Berlin | Institute of Process- and Productdesign

  • "Political Voice Institute"
    Marta Górnicka
    Theatre director, author, singer

  • "Flight resistance"
    Prof. Dr.-Ing. Julien WeissTU Berlin | Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics


The Hybrid Talks (held in German) aim at promoting mutual inspiration and invite networking. Representatives of different disciplines encounter each other and share their perspectives on the topic “Dynamics” through short 10 minutes presentations. After the presentations we will continue our exchange across individual disciplines in a relaxed atmosphere.

The Hybrid Talks are a conversation format initiated by the Hybrid Plattform, a project platform of the Berlin University of the Arts and the Technische Universität Berlin. The platform serves the cross-disciplinary exchange of art, science and technology.