Christiane Sauer

Interdisciplinary Laboratory

Christiane Sauer has been Professor of Material Design in Spatial Context in the field of Textiles and Surface Design at the Weißensee Academy of Art Berlin since 2013.
She has a degree in Architecture from the University of Applied Arts Vienna and the Berlin University of the Arts and has gathered work experience in various international bureaus, such as OMA / Rem Koolhaas Rotterdam, David Chipperfield Berlin, and FACE Design NYC. In 2001 she founded »Formade - Büro für Architektur und Material«, and in 2009 »LülingSauerArchitekten«. She specializes in innovative applications of materials, design, and planning. Between 2001 and 2008, she was a research investigator under the Chair for Design and Building Construction at the Berlin University of the Arts. In 2012, she was appointed Guest Professor of Industrial Design at the Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design Halle. 2010/11 she held the »Hans and Roger Strauch« Endowed Professorship for »Sustainability« at Cornell University, Ithaca / New York. She has been engaged internationally as a guest critic and as a speaker in lectures and workshops by several institutions, such as the Pratt Institute New York City, Northeastern University Boston, Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, University of Art and Design (»Kunstuniversität«) Linz and many others. She has been a moderator in »Die Zukunft des Bauens«, an on-going nationwide event series organized by »DETAIL Research« and the research initiative »Zukunft Bau«, since 2013.

Research areas

Functional surfaces; new material technologies; textile structures and environment.