Manuel Kretzer (founding partner) is professor for Material and Technology at the Dessau Department of Design, Anhalt University of Applied Sciences. His research aims at the design of dynamic and adaptive objects with a specific focus on new (smart) material performance as well as applying cutting edge digital design and fabrication tools. In 2012 he initiated materiability, a free educational platform that attempts to connect architects, designers and artists and provides access to cutting edge new material developments and technologies.
From October 2015 until March 2018 he was visiting professor at the Braunschweig University of Art, leading and teaching the subject ‘Digital Crafting’. Additionally he taught from April 2017 until February 2018 a course at the Institute of Media and Design, Technical University Braunschweig, from October 2016 until February 2017 a studio at the Dessau Institute of Architecture (DIA), and in 2016 a seminar at the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia, Barcelona on the topic of emerging materials.He has previously worked at the Chair for Computer Aided Architectural Design, ETH Zürich, with Philip Beesley Architects (PBAi) in Toronto, Canada on the development and realization of interactive environments and taught seminars in temporary experimental architecture at the Institute for Industrial Building Production (ifib), University of Karlsruhe (TH).