Mater is a research platform exploring materials.

Mater is the curatorial project of Maddie Rose Hills

This website features 15 contributions written by artists, researchers, writers, philosophers and more, whose work engages with materials. Mater draws together words, conversations, sound bites & images that shift perspectives and decentralise notions of power. Mater sheds new light on material research, zooming into microbial, cellular and insect life, new and old technologies, and material-centred stories. Mater rethinks how we engage with materials, and highlights why this research is now more important than ever.

Website design & build by Victor Hwang:

“Often the internet is treated as a neutral medium for delivering content – but it has a shape and grain just like any other material. With Mater I’m hoping to expose that materiality. Like any form of construction, getting to grips with the material is a necessary step to making something that’s ecologically conscious.”

Considerations that keep Mater’s ecological footprint low —


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Special thanks to collaborators FAD Magazine and QUAD

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