In the MINT-Make@thon "Sustainable Textiles", students from grade 9 and up address important issues for our future. Accompanied by mentors, participants work independently in small groups to find solutions that are as scientific as they are creative.
How can our clothing be produced more fairly, worn longer and reused more sustainably? Students from grades 9 to 13 will become tinkerers at the "Make@thon - Sustainable Textiles" from June 12-21, 2023 in Berlin and ask themselves questions about the textile industry. Accompanied by mentors, the participants will work independently in small groups to find solutions that are as scientific as they are creative: The development of an app for sustainable consumption, the production of clothing from alternative raw materials, sustainable production processes or the founding of a small start-up could be the results of this process. The project is framed by versatile workshops, exciting lectures and a festive award ceremony at the end. The Make@thon takes place in the afternoon at the Siemens Stiftung's MINT Hub Siemensstadt Square in Berlin-Spandau. Students can also participate in individual program points online. More information about the program can be found in this video.
The Make@thon "Sustainable Textiles" is organized by the University of Osnabrück and funded by the Siemens Stiftung.