Dancing robots, satellite images and insect hotels

Robot Nao dances at the Kunstareal-Fest 2015 in the Pinakothek der Moderne.

Robot Nao dances at the Kunstareal-Fest 2015 in the Pinakothek der Moderne. Image: A. Heddergott / TUM

TUM is situated among museums in the midst of Munich’s Kunstareal complex. For the fourth time, the district’s cultural institutions are inviting the public to a two-day festival. TUM is participating with the following program items:

The tour of the TUM’s downtown campus features many fascinating stories and details about the buildings from the founding of the university in 1868 to the present, for example the remains of the Neureuther structure destroyed in the war or, gangways originally from the old Munich airport in Riem.

Saturday, July 13, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.: Registration (limited number of participants)
Sunday, July 14, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.: Registration (limited number of participants)

In this workshop, children and teenagers are invited to build a wire loop game and learn more about electric circuits and electrical engineering. Staff from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering will also help the children solder their own glowing heart (or another project). At the end, the children can take their illuminated picture home with them.

Sunday, July 14, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
TUM, Immathalle (accessible via the main entrance)

What properties does wood have, and what can be built with it? Children and teenagers can experience this in a playful setting by sawing, hammering and gluing together with staff from the Chair of Architectural Design and Timber Construction. The completed insect hotels will then be set up in various locations around the city.

Sunday, July 14, 2 to 5 p.m.: Registration (limited number of participants)
TUM stand, Gabelsbergerstrasse

Technology meets art: The small humanoid robot Nao will be showing off its skills at the Pinakothek der Moderne. It dances, plays soccer, and can even answer questions. The robot is mainly used in teaching at TUM’s Institute for Cognitive Systems.

Sunday, July 14, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., every hour on the hour.
Foyer of the Pinakothek der Moderne
Barer Strasse 40, 80333 Munich
No registration required, free admission

Satellite images show the world as it is - and even more than the bare eye can perceive in the visible landscape. The exhibition, designed by the Chair of Hydrology and River Basin Management , reveals the hidden beauty of hydrological areas of study.

Saturday, July 13, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, July 14, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Vorhoelzer Forum , Arcisstrasse 21
TUM main building, 5th floor, south wing

Participatory architecture - how does it work? In a workshop by the Chair of Architectural Design and Participation , a piece of "urban furniture" engages the community. The results inspire future architectural and urban strategies for the Kunstareal.

Sunday, July 14, all day
TUM stand, Gabelsbergerstrasse

The "pflücken" (in English "plucking") initiative promotes interpersonal relationships through the medium of architecture and opens up the retirement home system to the outside world: Old people use their memories to design spatial interventions and implement them in their surroundings, bridging generations.

Saturday, July 13, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Sunday, July 14, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
In front of the Staatliches Museum Ägyptischer Kunst

During a picnic on the lawn in front of the Alte Pinakothek, students from the Chair of Fine Arts will share insights into their work on the topic of portraits: image, profile, and identity. For example, a portrait of the Department of Architecture using a collection of quotes. Visitors are also invited to create their own special portraits.

Saturday, July 13, 1 to 4 p.m.
Lawn in front of the Alte Pinakothek

In the performance "transposition", the dancers interact with the surrounding architectural spaces through sound and movement. Each performance lasts 45 minutes.

Saturday, July 13, 5:30 p.m.
Sunday, July 14, 3:30 p.m.
Entrance to the Pinakothek der Moderne