Where does the Future Take Space?

bauhaus now #2

bauhaus now #2
Where does the Future Take Space?

What are the major design tasks and problems of the 21st century? What do designers work on today? What do they dream of? What challenges confront them? And does the holistic approach of the Bauhaus still offer possible solutions for the future?
Our second issue examines the focal topic of architecture and urban planning as the best-known matters of concern to the Bauhaus. With that in mind, we guide you from a “Yearning for the City” to “The City as Perpetrator” to ideas and visions for “The Future of Cities”.
We pose critical questions about the role of the city in the age of terror and an obsession with security, take a look at “China and the Bauhaus” and at new architectures of education created by Carme Pinós.
Throughout 100 pages, numerous well-known figures such as the sociologist and global-city researcher Saskia Sassen, the artist Ólafur Elíasson, the architect and architectural journalist Michael Sorkin and the Bauhaus luminary Magdalena Droste pursue the questions of whether we can build societies, how to teach the future and how the Bauhaus, despite its early demise, was able to become a synonym for the present.
Also in the mix: the ‘100 years of bauhaus’ gallery with artistic responses by Jürgen Meyer H., Meschac Gaba and the filmmaker Amos Gitai, as well as a background discussion with bauhaus imaginista’s co-curator Grant Watson

Publisher: 100 years of bauhaus, Weimar
Design and editing: Stan Hema, Berlin
Distribution: DPV Deutscher Pressevertrieb GmbH, Hamburg

ISSN 2510-5841 (German)
ISBN 2510-585X (English)
€ 6,90 € (Germany)
€ 7.70 (Austria)
SFr. 10.90 (Switzerland)
€ 7.90 (Luxembourg)

Articles from the second edition of bauhaus now:

Global City

Where Does the Future Take Space?

Cities around the world are not only increasing in number – their transformation also entails social consequences that are difficult to predict.

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© Mustafah Abdulaziz, mustafahabdulaziz.com
Architectures of Education

“The Spirit of the Bauhaus is in my DNA”

For Gropius the maison’s lodge was an ideal. When the Sagrada Família in Barcelona was built, it became a reality. In the very years when the Bauhaus came to an end, a similar and yet completely different kind of school was established in the Spanish metropolis. It moved into new headquarters in the fall of 2017. We spoke with the architect of the Escola Massana.

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© Estudio Carme Pinós
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Michael Sorkin on the relevance of the architectural convictions of the Bauhaus

Where Is the Surplus? Where Is the Poetry?

The three Bauhaus directors reach out to the present: Michael Sorkin, one of today’s most distinguished architects and architecture journalists, is their guest. They want to know what people think of Bauhausian ideas 100 years after the foundation of their school. Michael is happy to answer their questions.

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Friederike Hantel
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