Manuel Kretzer

Dessau Department of Design, Hochschule Anhalt

Prof. Dr. sc. Manuel Kretzer is professor for Material and Technology at the Dessau Department of Design, Anhalt University of Applied Sciences and founder of the Materiability Research Group with associated Materiability Lab. The group’s work focuses on exploring novel material fabrication in unison with digital design and fabrication processes. A particular emphasis is on adaptive or smart technologies as well as biological materials and their impact on our future environment. From 2015 until 2018 he was visiting professor at the Braunschweig University of Art. Since 2016 he is MAA senior lecturer at the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia, since 2019 lecturer on Materials and Technology at the Institute of Design, Faculty of Architecture Innsbruck University, and since 2020 assistant lecturer at the School of Architecture, Technical University Dublin. Manuel is also founding partner of responsive design studio based in Cologne.