Material für Alle (MFA)
Material for All - MFA has taken on the task of making excess materials from the trade fair, art and theatre scene available to a broad creative public. By creating a network of companies and institutions in the Rhine-Main area, surplus and left-over materials are offered by the MFA and its partners for use in local, cultural and social projects. This enables Frankfurt, the cultural and trade fair location, to dispose of reusable materials sustainably and cost-effectively on site. The MFA thus closes a gap in the cultural scene and promotes new opportunities for creative individuals to connect with one another.
The networking and publicity through the cooperation with the Luminale is intended to raise the visibility of the project, make the Biennial more sustainable, actively support projects in a resource-friendly manner and expand the circle of users. Sustainability and climate protection are brought into focus as a topic for the cultural sector and is gaining importance for creative artists, visitors and the public.
The Luminale is supported by the MFA in order to conserve resources and create new, sustainable working methods. Creative industries, socio-cultural institutions, low-income earners, refugees and an interested public have equal access to the material storage facility during and after the Luminale.
With the newly developed MFA app, materials can be photographed, measured, cataloged, 3D models created - integrated into digital design processes and real transports organized. This process was demonstrated using a video and a room installation by Julia Kühn in the MFA. The app enables Luminale participants to pass on reusable materials inexpensively and avoid waste. The MFA thus helps to make Luminale 2020 more sustainable and creates new opportunities to network the Luminale players with one another. The app was developed at the TU Darmstadt as part of the Bachelor internship B.Sc. Computer science developed and supervised by Bastian Wibranek from the DIgital Design Unit in the architecture department and Felix Große-Lohmann. The photo documentation comes from Ivan Murzin.