The Bauhaus Kooperation is a joint venture of the three Bauhaus institutions in Berlin, Dessau, and Weimar that hold the most extensive collections. On behalf of the Bauhaus Association and taking the form of a limited liability non-profit organisation, it assumed responsibility for Bauhaus 2019 centenary and the administrative and business duties. The Bauhaus Kooperation will continue to operate as a non-profit after 2019 to implement joint projects among the institutions.
New European Bauhaus
How do we want to live? What kind of buildings, what kind of cities do we want to live in? The programme New European Bauhaus explores these questions in the context of the enormous environmental and social challenges facing us in the 21st century. Inspired by the historical Bauhaus, the programme aims to interlink various issues related to sustainability, functionality and aesthetics. It wishes to bring citizens and experts together, to draw on art, science, theory and practice to develop interdisciplinary solutions for a viable future.
The programme, which is unique to the German museum sector, launched in the 2016/2017 school year and ends in summer 2020. Over a four-year period, nine Bauhaus Agents joined 36 partner schools and the three Bauhaus institutions in Berlin, Dessau and Weimar to explore new horizons in cultural education and museum design.
That was 100 years of Bauhaus
Under the title ‘Reinventing the world’, on the occasion of the Bauhaus Centenary 2019 the Bauhaus Verbund 2019 in association with regional, national and international partners invited the public to rediscover the historical artefacts of the Bauhaus as well as the school’s significance now and for the future. The centenary programme 100 years of Bauhaus provided the framework for this.
From 2018 to 2020 the international exhibition and events project researched the global networks of the Bauhaus in the context of the geopolitical changes of the 20th century. The project traced in various locations and by way of concrete examples the location-specific debates and design policies that adopted, translated and transformed the concepts and practices of the Bauhaus and gave rise to new institutions and reform movements in other locations.
The centenary was launched with an international festival, held from 16–24 January in Berlin. This focused on the production and presentation of works by contemporary artists in which the aesthetic explorations and experiments of the Bauhaus artists remain alive.
The Matter of Data
The project ‘The Matter of Data’ relates the migration history of so-called ‘Bauhaus Modernism’ to the logistics of exporting structural components and building materials from Germany to Palestine in the 1930s.
Triennial of Modernism
The ‘Triennial of Modernism’ began in Weimar on 26 September 2019. On three consecutive weekends, it enabled the public to experience and view the architectural heritage of modernism through tours, events and exhibitions.
To commemorate the 90th anniversary of the founding of the Bauhaus, this comprehensive publication lavishly illustrated with more than 300 images re-examines and re-evaluates the history and impact of the school of art.
Bauhaus Travel Book
A comprehensive travel guide dedicated to Germany’s Bauhaus architecture, this book takes an in-depth look at over 100 locations that can still be visited today.
100 years of bauhaus
The office of the Bauhaus Association 2019 coordinates the national highlights of the programme, manages overall communication, and is the first point of contact for any questions pertaining to the centenary. Beyond the centenary year, the office will also be monitoring the further progress of constituent projects, the documentation of the centenary year and the preparation of future topics and projects.