Manuel Kretzer

Academic Partner

Anhalt University of Applied Sciences

Dr. sc. Manuel Kretzer is professor for Material and Technology at the Dessau Department of Design, Anhalt University of Applied Sciences. His research aims at the creation of dynamic and adaptive objects, spaces and experiences. A specific focus is on new smart and biological material performance and their combination with advanced digital design and fabrication methods. In 2012, Manuel initiated materiability, a free educational platform that connects architects, designers and artists and provides access to novel material developments and technologies. In 2020 he founded the Materiability Research Group and associated Mat-Lab at the University Campus Dessau. Manuel Kretzer is also a founding partner at responsive design studio based in Cologne. The office works in various scales, including architecture, interior architecture, landscape architecture, furniture and object design, and provides individual digital design and fabrication services. Manuel has held teaching positions at ETH Z├╝rich, the Braunschweig University of Art, the Technical University Braunschweig, the Dessau Institute of Architecture (DIA), the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC), the Faculty of Architecture Innsbruck University and the School of Architecture, Technical University Dublin.