Arcintex ETN

Berlin University of Arts is part of the Arcintex European Training Network, an EU-funded project for the education of PhD students on design for sustainable ways of living in the domains of architecture, interaction design and textiles. Design Research Lab hosts one of fifteen early stage researchers in the project, Ramyah Gowrishankar.
Ramyah’s thesis deals with electrostatic energy harvesting in textiles on the scale of the interior and how this can be used to raise awareness about energy consumption and production: What if we would harvest energy like we harvest ripe tomatoes from the plant on our balcony?

More information on the ESR’s activities and the project as such can be found at

Test sample for textile energy harvesting.