Christiane Sauer is architect and Professor for Material Design at Weißensee School of Art and Design Berlin. In her work she bridges material experimentation and design implementation focussing on textile structures and active materials. She heads the research facility DXM- Design Experiment Material and is member of the Cluster of Excellence “Matters of Activity. Image Space Material” at Humboldt Universität zu Berlin. She has been practising and lecturing internationally in Europe and the US.