Endogenous Lab is a collaborative venture started by Caterina Plenzick and Katrin Krupka, challenging future needs for materials, process and product design.

Being aware of geographical, cultural and social mutuations and with a deep understanding and appreciation for all kinds of professions, Caterina and Katrin are always on the run for new challenges open for new cooperations. The team is currently working together with reknown research institutes, foundations, galleries, partners from craft and industries around Europe.


As anthropologist and designer based between Portugal and Germany. Caterina's work today ranges from experimental material investigations and product concepts as well as spatial design, with a focus on critical approaches to sustainability and the significance of design practices as interpretation and translation of cultural heritage.


Since 2014, Katrin is working independently in the field of design and universitary teaching with a special focus on new sustainable materials and processes for product design. Furthermore she is coordinator of German Design Graduates, a platform to support young design talents.

Her studio is based in Berlin, she teaches at different Universities like UDK Berlin, Burg Giebichenstein, Berlin International, Bauhaus Universität Weimar and HBKsaar.



Parete Arte Museum
Presenze Contemporanee
Naples, Italy
Centro de Artes Contemporàneas
How to Build an Island
Sao Miguel - Acores, Portugal


Rural Design Week
San Potito Sannitico, Italy


collaborative institution
Regional Civil Engineering Laboratory, Azores government
International plattform for material research and development, University of Minho
Association for the regeneration of rural areas



Rural Design Award
Use&Abuse Award
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