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Highways, Byways and Leaving a Trail
What would Bauhaus tutors and students think of our 21st-century art schools? What would feel familiar and what would feel alien and remote from their experience? How would our contemporary understandings of art school curriculum differ from early 20th-century contexts? Susan Orr wants to discuss the concept of the art school “sticky curriculum” that she developed together with Alison Shreeve.
15 Million Minutes of Fame
In the midst of an era of hypermedial networking, art is also undergoing a fundamental change. Classical drama and analog performances will not simply disappear in the future—but social networks are already revolutionizing the definition of the stage. A look at the workshop of “reality art” and its efforts to act in the spirit of the Bauhaus.
From Workshops to Hackerspaces
Replacing classrooms with workshops is one of the Bauhaus’s best-known innovations. A hundred years later, the “workshop” is an indispensable component of all design education. But where are the limits and opportunities of this format, and what role does the realization of collective structures play in the further development of new technologies?
Education Between Artificial and Artistic Intelligence
The Bauhauslers’ vision of mechanization and machines for living in seems within our grasp in the age of artificial intelligence and smart cities. The growing influence exercised on politics and education by “transhumanists”—who speak out in favor of overcoming what it has previously meant to be human by means of a convergence of technology and humanity—confronts us with the other face of technological optimism.
A Guideline for Teachers’ Self-education
It is enough to make you want to cry, although tears often do alleviate emotional strain: the wisdom of the backwoods and mutterings of the salon still see education as an instrument to align young people with precisely those expectations held by parents, teachers, and employers, on which it must be based. Bazon Brock rejects this—in favor of the Bauhaus.
From Bauhaus to a School of Schools?
Almost one hundred years after its founding, the Bauhaus, which began to revolutionize learning, has itself solidified into the sacred cow of design education. In order to expose the magical moment of disruption, curator Jan Boelen and his team were transforming the Istanbul Design Biennale 2018 into a huge field of experimentation for a necessarily restless and puzzled educational offensive.