Understand the Bauhaus!
This one school, it's still resonating
Has the Bauhaus left behind a trail of light, like the task of the foundation-course exercise at the university in Weimar? We asked eight friends, critics, organisers and participants of the Bauhaus centenary to provide a brief summary.
Utopia and disappointment
The keynote lecture by Prof. em. Dr. Lucian Hölscher was a highlight of this year’s “Weimar Controversies”. The former teacher at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum impressed with his profound and entertaining thoughts on “Utopia and disappointment. 100 years of the Bauhaus”. Reason enough for us to publish his lecture.
The New Man on the Move
While the Bauhaus parties in Weimar are still largely exclusive, the celebrations in the new Bauhaus building in Dessau have been opened to a broader public, with the result that they now serve as public relations events for the school. Attendees can expect to experience the ways in which the Bauhaus educated its students to develop self-confident, bold, adventurous personalities in terms of design.
Countless New Ideas
In just a few weeks, the great Bauhaus celebration that has excited us all year will draw to a close. The anniversary ends on December 31. What can we take from it? Annemarie Jaeggi, Museum Director of the Berlin Bauhaus Archive, gives her assessment, along with Claudia Perren, Director of the Stiftung Bauhaus Dessau, and Wolfgang Holler, Director of the Museen der Klassikstiftung Weimar.
Masters and weavers
In this Bauhaus centenary, one often gets the impression that this laboratory of modernism was a trailblazer for pretty much everything. Yet despite all the praise, a counter-question might be justified: What is not Bauhaus these days? In other words: What should we do better than the Bauhaus? Where should we take distance from it?