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Global Resonance Spaces
How, one hundred years after the founding of the Bauhaus, can culture be rethought as a social project? And how does the design school continue to inspire visionary practices and discourses today? The curators of bauhaus imaginista Marion von Osten and Grant Watson discuss with art historian Mona Schieren the Bauhaus’s transnational relationships, correspondences, and migration stories, and its relevance for an art, design, and education of the future.
bauhaus imaginista narrates the international histories of the Bauhaus. Since its foundation in 1919, the school was in contact with other avant-garde movements worldwide. bauhaus imaginista proposes a rereading of the Bauhaus as a cosmopolitan project with global resonances.
Diversity and contemplation make for a decentralised modernism
From the outset the Bauhaus year 2019 ventures on spanning a broad spectrum: from the founding of a world-renowned university to the return of a global road show of modernism. Participating: the recently renovated Haus Am Horn and the newly built work of a Bauhaus student.
On behalf of Progressive Design – Two Modern Campuses in Transcultural Dialogue
“The Indian state has only existed for 13 years. And world history would be unthinkable without its unorthodox influence. India has delivered more new content in the last decade than any other country." HfG Ulm founder Otl Aicher's report on his trip to India in 1960 and the slides he took during his journey across the country are impressive observations of a country in upheaval. From today’s perspective, this material reads like an overture to the future collaboration between two design schools: the HfG Ulm and the NID in Ahmedabad.
Learning From New Vision?
In October, those who want to discover traces of the Bauhaus will be well rewarded: from the works of forgotten Bauhaus students to prematurely deceased stars of New Objectivity to contemporary design pedagogy, international efforts are intensifying and offering up real event highlights in advance of the big centenary year.
“The name of Bauhaus has transformed into a brand”
As a curator of China Design Museum Zoe Zhang is responsible for coordinating exhibitions, research projects and collections with different departments of CDM. She also curated the permanent exhibition of China Academy of Art.