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Schools of Departure
Under the title ‘Schools of Departure’, the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation has developed a digital atlas that brings together research on the global interrelationships of Bauhaus pedagogy with reform projects in design teaching in the 20th century.
“The Bauhaus is your place”
What happens when a younger generation engages with the Bauhaus? What can one learn from it about the relevance of the Bauhaus? An interview with Maxie Götze, a Bauhaus Agent in Weimar.
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.
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.