During his stay in Berlin, Mateusz Peringer, Wrocław-based ceramic designer and co-founder of the social cooperative "Zakwas", will focus on observing and researching the operation of German social cooperatives. Peringer is mainly interested in the strategies of functioning of cooperatives in the creative and design sector, but he is also familiar with activities related to socially engaged design (e.g. those aimed at immigrants or those related to the revitalisation of selected areas of the city). The Wrocław designer also wants to learn about technological solutions supporting sustainable development and closed-circuit economy that have already been applied in Berlin and are still innovative on the Wrocław market. Among the spaces that Peringer wants to visit during his stay in Berlin are KAOS – a co-working space bringing together independent designers, artists and activists or Cucucla – a project group initiated by Enzo Mari involving refugees.
Mateusz Peringer – graduate of the Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Wrocław, majoring in Ceramics Art and Design. In 2016 he took part in the Görlitzer ART project, which resulted in his involvement in the international exhibition "Zukunfts Visionen 2016" in Görlitz. As a designer, he actively cooperates with the KERA Ceramika factory. In 2018, together with Dominika Kulczyńska, he founded the Social Cooperative "Zakwas" specializing in ceramic and textile projects and the development of the idea of closed circuit.