Learning-Space Research at the Bauhaus-Archiv
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Where and how do we best learn? What makes a space good for learning – whether at school or in a museum? Can a good learning space be designed collectively using elements of the Bauhaus doctrine? A group of students from Berlin’s Paula-Fürst-Schule addressed these questions together with Bauhaus Agent Anja Edelmann and the interdisciplinary team of architects from constructlab. As part of a project week and based on analyses of their own school environment, 35 students from grades 4 through 13 designed a mobile learning space of their own conception. As at the historic Bauhaus, they produced furniture and other functional objects in wood, textile and ceramic workshops.
The students will present their work as part of the “Open House” weeks at the Bauhaus-Archiv / Museum für Gestaltung. The Learning Space will move into the vacated Bauhaus-Archiv building from 11 to 29 April 2018 and will be part of the museum’s final programme before closing for its pending renovation and expansion. During the “Open House” at the museum, the Learning Space will be both an exhibit and an events space where visitors can gather new experiences. The opening will take place on 11 April at 5:30 pm with a programme organised by the students of the Paula-Fürst-Schule, featuring performances, discussion sessions and the premiere of a documentary film showing the process of creating the Learning Space.
The documentary will be on view for the entire duration of the exhibition. On 12 and 22 April, the students from the Paula-Fürst-Schule will also be on site together with Bauhaus Agent Anja Edelmann to personally present the results of their research about learning spaces. In addition, the Learning Space will be used for workshops and networking events to continue developing the theme of museum learning spaces. At the end of April, the mobile “learning box” will then travel back to the Paula-Fürst-Schule where it will continue to be used by the school’s students.
Anyone interested in learning more about what the Bauhaus Agents are currently doing in Berlin beyond the Learning Space, please make note of 12 April. On that date, students of the Otto-Nagel-Gymnasium will publicly present the results of their work developed during their “Performative Raumerforschung” (Performative spatial exploration) project at the Bauhaus-Archiv / Museum für Gestaltung.
[LR 2018, Translation: DK]
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