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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.
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.
Should Architects Dance?
A playfully improvised, “mechanical” theater had already developed in and next to the Bauhaus stage workshop in Weimar, which was formally oriented towards previous Dadaist, Futurist and Constructivist experiments. The peculiarity of these stage experiments, however, was that they were not so much about a renewal of the theater operation as they were about a communal learning of design—applied theater for designers as well about the community design itself.
15 Million Minutes of Fame
In the midst of an era of hypermedial networking, art is also undergoing a fundamental change. Classical drama and analog performances will not simply disappear in the future—but social networks are already revolutionizing the definition of the stage. A look at the workshop of “reality art” and its efforts to act in the spirit of the Bauhaus.
From Workshops to Hackerspaces
Replacing classrooms with workshops is one of the Bauhaus’s best-known innovations. A hundred years later, the “workshop” is an indispensable component of all design education. But where are the limits and opportunities of this format, and what role does the realization of collective structures play in the further development of new technologies?
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.