Bauhaus balconies in Dessau, 1927. photo: László Moholy-Nagy. Bauhaus-Archiv Berlin

Bauhaus balconies in Dessau, 1927. photo: László Moholy-Nagy. Bauhaus-Archiv Berlin

Fri 29.11.2019
symposium

"Taking a Stand?" Debating the Bauhaus and Modernism

An international symposium of the Bauhaus-Archiv / Museum für Gestaltung

The symposium is concerned on a number of levels with the idea of taking a stand. It first considers the attitude of Bauhaus exponents and modernist architects living as émigrés or in exile or in divided post-war Germany, working in conflict situations and areas of tension. To what extent are their ideas regarding the planning and construction of buildings for a ›new world‹ changing in other political, economic and social contexts? Questions relating to attitude and standpoint encompass learning processes, too, which have lost none of their relevance in light of the current challenge to acknowledge and meet local needs in a globalised world.

29/30 November 2019
At the Berlinische Galerie, Alte Jakobstraße 124-128

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