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„Only our questions and our curiosity will make history relevant for us.“
Ines Weizman works on the interface between past and present: She is Junior Professor of the Theory of Architecture at the Bauhaus University in Weimar and Conference Director of the XIV. International Bauhaus Colloquium. We discussed about the historical context, current research and the confrontation of the Bauhaus with the present.
Bauhaus is a household name in the general public
Since ten years the photographer Jean Molitor has travelled all over the world to capture modernism’s architectural testimonies for posterity. His archive against decay documents both Bauhaus icons and many unknown treasures. On the occasion of his exhibition in Chemnitz – which includes many regional buildings – we spoke to him about 100 years bauhaus and 10 years bauh1haus.
From shoe last to Gropius’ Adler
Many of the young people that were influenced by the Bauhaus’ charisma to move to Weimar and Dessau, originated in the then constituency association of Lower Saxony. And therefore it is not surprising that the federal state with the same name contributes inspiring events on the legacy of modernism in Germany at the beginning of the big Bauhaus year.
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.