Recent developments in the life sciences and materials research and their implementation in fashion and design and their implementation in fashion and design will be discussed – from the first speculations, visions and material experiments to wearable clothing.

Sarah Dorkenwald works as a designer, curator and writes for specialist publications. She is currently a professor of design theory at the HfK + G in Ulm. She holds a diploma in Visual Communication from the Staatliche Hochschule für Gestaltung in Offenbach. Her practical and theoretical work explores the expanded role of design at the interface of industry, science, society and art. She is co-founder of the studio UnDesignUnit (undesignunit.com). UnDesignUnit questions narrow definitions of design practice and – against the backdrop of the current expansion of the concept of design – explores border areas and new free spaces.