Schering Stiftung



Exhibition "Prototypes - Bionics and Looking to Nature"
Photo: © Festo AG Co. KG

Prototypes – Bionics and Looking to Nature

Exhibition "Prototypes - Bionics and Looking to Nature"
Photo: © Festo AG Co. KG

Prototypes – Bionics and Looking to Nature


May 24 – August 24, 2008

Exhibition opening:

Friday, 23. May 2008

Opening hours:

Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Sat, Sun: 11 a.m.-6 p.m.


Max Liebermann Haus der Stiftung Brandenburger Tor
Pariser Platz 7
10117 Berlin

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 Schering Stiftung 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.

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 Schering Stiftung pursues its vision to build bridges between art and science and to promote a fruitful dialogue between these disciplines.

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Side events 

Lecture "Do Art and Technology Imitate Nature?"

June 26, 2008, 7:30–9 p.m.
by Professor Dr. Gernot Böhme, Institute for Philosophy, Technical University of Darmstadt



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Schering Stiftung

Unter den Linden 32-34
10117 Berlin

Telefon: +49.30.20 62 29 62

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Thursday to Monday: 1 pm - 7 pm
Saturday to Sunday: 11 am - 7 pm
free entrance

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