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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 realiza- tion of collective structures play in the further development of new technologies?
And Then There was Light
For the Bauhaus, light is much more than just lighting. Beginning in the 1920s, a wide-ranging exploration of light leads not only to the design classics of today, but also to entirely new forms of interior design and spatial understanding. Light becomes a design element. The Bauhaus becomes the light.
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.
“We want to create some Chaos”
Jakob Klenke, activist and gymnastics teacher at the Bauhaus is the brainchild of the artist’s group “Jakob K.ollektiv”. With their fictitious figure the young creative artists want to point out the heterogeneity of the Bauhaus and contemporary parallels. In this interview Moritz Frischkorn and Thomas Pearce explain why their fictional character intrudes at the “Hamburger Architektur Sommer” with fitness courses and a costume party.
„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.