Christoph Kaltenbrunner

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Workshop

TENSEGRITY – THE MAGICAL WORLD OF FORCES

Technisches Museum Wien

28.9.–1.10.2018

Humans have long tried to unravel the mystery of how the world’s held together by forces – a phenomenon that was strikingly illustrated at the Technical Museum. In 1949, Kenneth Snelson developed the tensegrity structure in cooperation with Buckminster Fuller. It involves rods or struts held in balance, though they don’t touch and are held together by pure tension. As part of the hop-on workshop which reflected a dynamic and democratic process of teaching and learning, visitors were invited to make their own tensegrity structures.