Taking a Stand, book cover

Taking a Stand

The publication is based on a symposium that took place on 29 and 30 November 2019 as part of the anniversary exhibition original bauhaus of the Bauhaus-Archiv / Museum für Gestaltung at Berlinische Galerie and included a school project. Almost all presentations and discussions were revised for the publication and supplemented by seven further papers.

The title poses the question of what we mean by “Taking a Stand” — both in terms of the Bauhaus as an object of investigation and the ways in which it is addressed. The concept of taking a stand spans a broad nexus of ideas for exploring the historical Bauhaus and its historiography as well as its relevance for present and future generations. The Bauhaus becomes recognizable as a complex of material culture, ideas, practices and politics. At the same time, the publication shows what it means to understand the Bauhaus as a transnational and transcultural network of relationships: It can become a driving force for transcultural exchange in the present. The curated format of this hybrid print and online publication opens up non-linear and multi-perspective approaches via overarching questions and keywords.

Edited by Andrea Bärnreuther for the Bauhaus-Archiv with contributions by Winfried Nerdinger, Olaf Scholz, Anh-Linh Ngo, Andrea Bärnreuther, Florentine Baumann, Kirsten Zenns, Carina Kitzenmaier, Ryan Fred Long, Raquel Franklin, Paola Ardizzola, Ulrich Hartung, Eduard Kögel, Titia Rixt Hoekstra, Atli Magnus Seelow, David Maulén de los Reyes, Susanne Neubauer and Marcelo Mari, Fernando Pérez-Oyarzun, Chin-Wei Chang, Zoe Zhang, Joaquín Medina Warmburg, Simone Hain, Philipp Oswalt, Ronny Schüler, Hila Cohen-Schneiderman, Doreen Mende, Annemarie Jaeggi, Elke Krasny, Thierry Fabre

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The online-version of this publication is made available free of charge on a lasting basis (Open Access) on [https://books.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/arthistoricum/catalog/book/843).
URN: urn:nbn:de:bsz:16-ahn-artbook-843-6
DOI: https://doi.org/10.11588/arthistoricum.843